Scots ‘face world’s biggest energy bills’ from wind power

by DAVID MADDOX THE unreliability of wind power could mean an independent Scotland would have to import energy from England – leaving it with the highest household bills in the world, it was claimed yesterday. In an interview with Scotland on Sunday, Sir Donald Miller, former chairman of both the South of Scotland Electricity Board
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Wind lobby cites jobs risk as law change enables high court challenge – Sunday Herald

Colin Donald Business Editor Scottish Renewables, the body that promotes the wind-energy industry, has warned that changes in the law making it easier for anti-turbine protesters to challenge planning decisions will cost jobs and investment in Scotland. The group was responding to a landmark case concerning a small proposed development in Berwickshire by Wind Direct,
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Wind farm health risks – Shetland Times

The headline on your website regarding Dr Sarah Taylor’s recent report on health impacts relating to wind farms needs clarifying. The Shetland Times headline read, “Wind farms annoying but not damaging to health, NHS report finds”. If the person who formed this headline had read Dr Taylor’s report, they would have found that Dr Taylor
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Brunta Hill windfarm plans decision – Berwickshire News

Opponents to the eight turbine windfarm at Brunta Hill have welcomed news that planning officers are recommending that it should not be given planning permission. Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee will decide on Monday, August 5, whether or not to let PNE Wind UK go ahead with the 100m high turbines. A spokesperson for local
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Study On Climate-Wars Met With Fierce Criticism/GWPF

Climate change increases the risk of wars – and even fuels conflicts between individuals: This is the conclusion of a study published in the prestigious journal “Science”. But the paper has met with unusually strong criticism. Experts accuse the authors of gross errors and distorting data. http://www.thegwpf.org/study-climate-wars-met-fierce-criticism-2/ http://notrickszone.com/2013/08/02/hsiang-et-al-humiliated-top-experts-deem-paper-claiming-that-warming-leads-to-conflict-flawed-and-exaggerated/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter