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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."
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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
ALLT DUINE: Objection Achieved! The application for the Allt Duine Wind Farm by RWE-Npower was rejected by Highland Council today 17.01.12 by a vote of 9 for the proposal to reject against three to approve. This was after a site visit which included a … Continue reading
Renewables UK bragged to the BBC yesterday that the 100mph winds had resulted in record output from Renewable resources at 60% of capacity. Bullsh*t! Firstly wind turbines are designed to turn themselves off at over 58mph for safety reasons and … Continue reading
The future of Tourism in Scotland for the Highlands looks bleak. Scottish Tourism was given a target of growth of 50% by 2015 from a base of some £4.2 billion and employing some 200,000 people. Recent reports from the Borders … Continue reading
We have been pointed to a brilliant web site by (click here)Scotland-landscapes,com which defines the areas affected by the Allt Duine Wind Farm on the very borders of the Cairngorm National Park. This is the assault on the A9 corridor … Continue reading
Here is a very good article from Lord John Mackenzie, Earl of Cromartie and immediate Past President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. He is a supporter of several local Wind Farm objections including Druim Ba, Wind Farm Action Group, … Continue reading
Let the words of Janet Donnelly speak for themselves: We have come here today because we are the lucky ones. We are lucky because we are the last generation who remember and who have had a chance to be inspired … Continue reading
This is frightening when you read the numbers. Stronelairg 140 turbines (135 meters) Balmacaan 138 turbines!
Not that long ago a planning application was approved for a Wind Farm at Dunmaglas in the Monadhliath Mountains to the south of Loch Ness. Highland Council chose not to object and so starts a sorry tale. Sigrid Rausing on the adjoining Coignafearn Estate … Continue reading
What is so amazing is that it was obvious that it was going to happen and yet the RSPB still support the construction of Wind Farms. Two links here which hopefully you will find informative. The first is to the … Continue reading