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When a Bribe is this blatant, where is the law?

WKN Energie AG, the German developers of the proposed Sallachy Wind Farm have promised University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) funding for five trainees for Renewable energy. The offer is dependant on the company receiving planning consent for their … Continue reading

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We need a Welcome not a Windfarm – the Video

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800,000 German Households can no longer afford their energy bills!

Germany has been held up as the Green example in Europe. More onshore windfarms than most, more offshore and a cancellation of the Nuclear program. Problem is that it is all turning pear shaped with German industry becoming uncompetitive and … Continue reading

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But can you control him?

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Caithness – An example of culpable stupidity by the SNP Government.

This is a story from the John ‘o Groats Journal and it fills you with sadness for the cuplability of man. Caithness, as every central belt politician and every englishman knows, is the end of the earth where no man … Continue reading

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Are our skies safe?

DEFENCE chiefs have expressed concern at the growing proliferation of wind turbines in the East Riding. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) already objects to dozens of wind farms each year. It fears new turbines could interfere with a radar at … Continue reading

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The First Minister is in Denial.

The First Minister stated yesterday that he did not think that there was any serious evidence that windfarms were incompatible with the landscape. I would counter that there is no serious evidence that they are not, but a great deal … Continue reading

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We are told renewable Energy is Green?

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The Hunt for Green October

SNP policy on offshore wind and it’s position on Nuclear, placating the many old CND supporters within the SNP, may be putting the defense of our nation in mortal danger. An intriguing comment worthy of discussion and condsideration

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Thanks to JMT

Full marks to the John Muir Trust for a fine piece of PR footwork earlier this week. The wild land charity published the findings of a new survey of public attitudes to Scotland’s wild places, be they mountain or glen, … Continue reading

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EU Commissioner Warns against Climate Targets

Seems like sanity has infected the EU Energy commissioner. The EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger fears the decline of Europe if energy prices continue to rise and competitiveness deteriorates further compared to the United States and other parts of the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Spain’s Green Jobs Model

In this case what is so for America is the same for the United Kingdom

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Foula Fooled!

The Island of Foula was lauded as the first community to be reliant 100% on Renewable Energy. Except that it is not. The wind turbines failed in the last gales, and anyway are turned off in the bird breeding season, … Continue reading

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King Alex’s Olympic Dream

Short of his own Castle in London Alex Salmond has hired the Army and Navy Club, to be renamed Scotland House, to entertain foreign dignatories coming to London for the Olympics. Despite wild suggestions that many Olympic Visitors will travel … Continue reading

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Trumped at Holyrood

Just a brief note today about the Inquiry at Edinburgh and the support. Looking at the video of the meeting I think we should all admire the clear and concise information provided by CATS. Donald Trump may not be everyone’s … Continue reading

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“It’s a pity that David Cameron could not have stayed and listened to the debate”

Murdo Fraser MSP, Convenor of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and previously Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives launched a strong attack on some of his colleagues in the Conservative Party at their Troon Conference and hinted at his disappointment … Continue reading

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The World’s Nuclear Legacy for Dounreay?

I have had another “Victor Meldrew” moment. I can’t believe it!! We have other country’s reprocessed nuclear waste that we have encased in concrete and stored in steel drums. The agreement seems to be that it was to be returned … Continue reading

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The Legacy for trashing Scotland’s Scenery – Only 300 jobs

What is the true legacy of trashing Scotland Scenary and it’s Wild Places with monstrous wind factories. A recent report suggests possibly as few as three hundred jobs. On Question Time at St. Andrew’s University, Janet Street Porter attacked the … Continue reading

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Wind is Green and Free?

Ignoring the Free bit in it’s basic form which is an obfurscation of the truth, I have come across some information as to the claim that wind is green. Apart from the Neodynium used for the turbine magnets, which are … Continue reading

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EV, not ET

      Race for Wind is partly driven by the assumption that we wind need a vast increase in electricity. This is driven, in the main, by a belief that all cars will become electric in the future. Although there are … Continue reading

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