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"The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 8oo turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station."
Sir Martin Holgate, Chief Scientist at the Department of the Environment of the British Government - October 2004
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Monthly Archives: November 2015
By Malcolm Mackay on the Think Scotland blogsite NUCLEAR POWER creates energy by unlocking the power of the supernova, uranium and thorium were formed in one, billions of years ago. Both are found in the granites of northern Scotland … Continue reading
In the Mail So what have the Scottish Politicians learnt in the last five years? Thank goodness Westminster has awoken to reality with the demise of the Lib-Dems. Sometimes it is enlightening to return to old stories. In this case … Continue reading
Carbon Capture was the holy grail for politicians and those that wish to separate the cash from the people. In practice though Carbon Capture has always been a doubtful technology potentially adding billions to our energy costs for a negative … Continue reading
Produced by the Wild Land Research Institute for the John Muir Trust this short animation shows the spread of wind farms and their visual impact from 1995 to 2015
Wind is free? Maintenance of a turbine is £20-30,000 per annum. Beauly Denny used 22 thousand ton of steel and 1000 miles of cable, never mind the roadways and footings. Hydro prevents 70% of salmon smolts returning to the sea … Continue reading
I went to a presentation by SSE which included the Western Isles HVDC(high voltage direct current) line and they said that the Western Isles will be covered by wind turbines like a pin cushion and the money they put into … Continue reading
The Sallachy and Glencassley Wind farms in Sutherland have been refused by the Scottish Ministers on the basis of visual impacts and Wild Land. SSE are disappointed. Sallachy and Duchally Estates in Sutherland had proposed constructing 22 turbines. Energy giant … Continue reading
The Reporter to the Scottish Government has refused the appeal by PI Renewables against the refusal by The Highland Council against the Carn Gorm Wind Farm. He also rejected the claim for expenses against SNH. Is it not about time … Continue reading
Thanks to Malcolm Kirk who has done a great job drawing so many strands of Wind farm News together! Some Scottish Windfarm News for week ended 6.11.15 Farr windfarms have been paid £9,806,365 in constraint payments this year – … Continue reading
Due to problems at Wester Balblair Transmission hub the capacity from the Highlands of Scotland is limited to 40% with replacement equipment not due until April. Mind you we haven’t had a breath of wind for four days anyway. This … Continue reading
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Fraud tarnishes another ‘clean’ image … **** Wind farm noise report ‘parallels VW scandal’, MP claims Western Morning News P Goodwin 22 October 2015 A new report co-authored in the Westcountry exposes “two decades…