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.

The Trashing of the Isles?

An element of confusion here. Last week SSE announced OFGEM’s approval of the undersea Western Isles connector but today OFGEM announce they are not minded to approve the £600m line for only two windfarms. Now we do know that there … Continue reading

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Flat Battery: Busting the Myth of Grid Scale Storage of Wind & Solar Power

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
STT will keep smashing the line about giant batteries overcoming the chaotic delivery of wind and solar, while RE zealots keep pushing it. Over recent posts we focused on the insane cost and limited…

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Home Wreckers: Finnish Study Finds Wind Turbine Infrasound Unsafe For Residents Living Within 15 Km

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The Finns are renowned for their stoicism, but grinding, pulsing wind turbine noise is too much for any sentient being, even the Finnish. The evidence proving the unnecessary damage done to wind farm neighbours…

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Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes Wind & Solar’s Deadly Flaw – Hopeless Intermittency

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Power consumers pinning their hopes on the weather, inevitably learn to expect mixed results. 200,000 Victorian businesses and households learnt the hard way, as a sudden wind power output collapse left them sweltering during…

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Moray’s Wild Places

A while ago it seemed that the reduction of subsidies would stop development of onshore wind but proposals for the Moray are and offshore in the Moray Firth suggests another wind bonanza is on it’s way. Question why these are … Continue reading

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Time to Say Goodbye

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
Well, after 6 years, it’s time to close down QuixotesLastStand.  I’ve been an environmentalist crusader since my first walkathon to save the whales, before I was even a teenager.  Now, almost 50 years later,…

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The Listening Room Experience

A very worthwhile article to study. the Listening Room

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

The reality has now dawned on Ontario

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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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