Author Archives: Dougal Quixote

About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.

You’ve Heard it By Now! 758 Renewable Energy Contracts CANCELLED in Ontario!!

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
Ontario PC government cancels 758 renewable energy contracts, says it saves $790M National Post — Shawn Jeffords — July 13, 2018 Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts in what…

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Rampion, A farce or a fiddle

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Lifetime Subsidies will Total £2.5 Billion Glogal Warming Policy Forum Dr John Costable 30 May 2018 The 400 MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is nearly complete, and has now formally opened its Operations and Maintenance headquarters in … Continue reading

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A great analysis of the Future, or not, of wind

via Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

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The Truth about Fossil Fuels

The Greens believe that Fossil Fuels are bad and the worst of all is oil. Then they put on their polyester trousers, brush their teeth with their plastic toothbrush and comb their hair with their plastic comb. Seemingly unable to … Continue reading

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Industrial Wind

I think this a brilliant précis of industrial wind. I really despair of the Scottish Government and note that Fergus Ewing, who is a man I know and respect for the good that he has done in several areas, has … Continue reading

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The Law of unintended consequences

Last year the growing season for hay, straw and sileage was very short and there was a forecast of a shortage with price rises from some suppliers. In 2016 two hundred and fifty thousands tons of straw  went to biomass. … Continue reading

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A critique of Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson has garnered a great deal of support for Scottish Conservatives but on Climate she seems to lack critical thinking and an ability to see beyond the political village. Cognitive dissonance allied to group think infects most of the … Continue reading

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Claire Perry Blames British Gas For Her Own Climate Policies

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? ? A 5.5%, or £60 a year, rise in energy prices for British Gas customers on default deals has been branded as “unjustified” by the government.…

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Read and weep

via ‘Renewables Are Cheap’ Myth Busted: Full Cost of Wind & Solar Simply Staggering

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Silence is Golden

Apologies if I haven’t posted much recently but there are so many varied angles from electric drive themselves cars to Russian gas and many comments on both. As to wind farms we cannot be ceased to be amazed that despite … Continue reading

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Deadly Cool: Wind Turbine Throws Ice Chunks Into US College

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
German renewable energy ‘targets’. ? Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant wind turbines. No, in cooler climes,…

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Do Politicians ever listen?

From Climate Change to wind farms and even electric cars, it is sometimes a question that needs an answer. In reality a large number of vested interests from WWF to SSE, from Tesla to HS2 have a well refined lobbying … Continue reading

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Wind Industry Lies About Falling Costs Backfire: MPs Demand End to Subsidies for Wind Power

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice. Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths…

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I’ve got to take my problem to the United Nations

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When a bad bout of the Summertime Blues struck Trex’s Marc Bolan a while back, he told us he had no choice but to take his problem to the United Nations. Here’s a flashback…

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The Scottish Wind-Power Racket

10 August 2017 The Scottish wind-power racket By John Constable and Matt Ridley Whitelee, in Scotland, is Europe’s largest onshore wind farm. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Share Wind farm owners in Scotland are making out like bandits Since … Continue reading

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Cnoc an Neas

Since Paul Wheelhouse took over the remit for wind farms and even with subsidies cut, a sense of foreboding has over shadowed every wind farm objection as the Scottish Ministers, Mr. Wheelhouse and Mr. Brown have effectively rubber stamped most … Continue reading

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Zero Gain

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How to really annoy your neighbours. Buy an electric car!

  Plugging in six electric cars may cause local power cuts Emily Gosden, Energy Editor April 20 2017, 12:01am, The Times More than 11,000 public charging points have been installed for 100,000 electric cars on the roads today Electric cars … Continue reading

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Stranded Assets

STRANDED ASSETS (fron Renewable News) Scotland has nearly 2GW of consented commercial-scale onshore wind projects without an immediate route to market.The portfolio includes developments awaiting policy on support for islands wind, those with long-term grid or aviation constraints, and otherwise shovel-ready schemes simply awaiting clarity on … Continue reading

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