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Scotland: MSPs urged to protect night sky from wind turbines

Lynsey Bews — The Scotsman — September 29, 2013 Scottish Ministers have been urged to use planning policy to protect a dark sky park which astronomers and land charities say is being threatened by applications for wind turbines. Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond in October last year. […]

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From Scotland Against Spin — “Let’s Call It Green”

Scotland Against Spin — July 6, 2013 Lets take a technology, spend billions on it, Pay for it from taxpayers and household bills, Drive up fuel poverty. Ignore the carbon footprint of extensive manufacturing per turbine, Create toxic lakes mining for the rare metals required, Don’t count the cost of the steel and concrete manufactured, Don’t […]

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Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

Philip Reeves — NPR.org — July 1, 2013 A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump. At the heart of the wrangle: wind. Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent. The roots […]

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Wind turbines blight the Scottish landscape despite being a wholly inefficient source of energy

Gerald Warner — The Scotsman — June 2, 2013 THE climate is changing – but not in the style prognosticated by the global warmist fanatics.   As the bottom falls out of the man-made climate change industry, those who were among its most bullish investors at the height of the scam are now covering their […]

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Folly of the wind farm compensation loophole

The Herald Scotland– May 25, 2013 Multi-million pound payments to wind farm operators not to generate electricity understandably anger consumers who see their fuel bills rising. The fact that some operators can name their own compensation payments, as The Herald reports today, is a bizarre situation that will raise hackles about subsidies for renewable energy […]

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Wind turbines are spoiling Scotland natural beauty, worry conservationists

Auslan Cramb — Telegraph UK — May 16, 2013 Man-made structures can now be seen from at least 70 per cent of Scotland, with a recent five per cent increase in the area affected by development being blamed on the spread of wind turbines. An official report from Scottish Natural Heritage, the environment agency, found that […]

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Scotland joins EU protestors with claim that renewables plans violates convention

Mike Wade —  The Scotland Times — May 8, 2013 Anti-turbine protestors from Scotland last night, joined a European-wide action challenging the development of wind farms across 24 countries. In a case brought at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, EPAW (the European Platform Against Windfarms) argues that the extension of the EC’s renewable […]

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Scotland — Wind farm policy aims to protect rural areas

Andrew Whitaker — News.Scotsman — April 30, 2013 PROPOSALS to protect large parts of wilderness and unspoilt land in Scotland from controversial wind farm developments will be unveiled by government ministers today. The new guidance will include maps, drawn up by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which will designate approximately 28 per cent of the country’s […]

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Second Verse, same as the first — Scotland installs 34% more turbines in 2012 but actual generation is only up 19%

Remember the article out of Germany not too long ago that said that they built 1,000 new turbines in 2012, but they didn’t get any more power generation from wind than in 2011 because “there just wasn’t enough wind”.  Well, in an ongoing display of how unreliable and inefficient these industrial monstrosities are, Scotland had […]

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Scotland — The Myth of Green Energy

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Scotland — The winds of change are blowing. So what next?

Ben Acheson — Think Scotland BACK IN 2004, there were 12 operational wind farms in the UK and average annual energy bills were £522. Today, 355 operational wind farms dot our countryside and we pay around £1,252 for energy each year. As wind farms have multiplied, energy bills have more than doubled. Over 5.5 million […]

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Scotland: Windfarms, the biggest transfer of money from the poor to the rich that we’ve ever seen in our history

Simon Johnson — The Telegraph — February 22, 2013 Landowners ‘£1 billion wind farm boom’ Scotland’s wealthiest private landowners are on course to earn around £1 billion in rental fees from wind farm companies, according to a book published yesterday by a senior Tory politician. Struan Stevenson, a Conservative MEP, estimated the sum will be […]

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Stronelairg wind farm: A Cancerous lump in Scotland’s lung — an ugly industrial death

From Alan Sloman’s Big Walk — February 17, 2013 I’m writing this piece whilst listening to “1984” on the radio. It seems appropriate. On Tuesday, an old friend will be handed a verdict that could result in a painful death. The spores have been spreading throughout the organ at an alarming rate, so much so […]

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Scotland: Green Curse

Professor Anthony Trewavas — Scientific Alliance Scotland — February 11, 2013 Timothy Pitt, in his Platform polemic (“Scottish renewables crying out for wind of change”, 9 February), indicates that we should dispense with most of the planning system to reach his obvious Scottish nirvana: a landscape covered in turbines.   The notion that many might […]

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Scotland — Tories insist no wind turbines within 2 km of homes

Scott MacNab — The Scotsman — January 28, 2013 ALL wind farms would be built at least two kilometres (one-and-a-quarter miles) away from housing in Scotland under plans to be unveiled by the Conservatives today. The party warns that turbine numbers in Scotland will rise to more than 5,000 as the SNP moves ahead with […]

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