UK takes wind out of Salmond’s sails

The UK Government signals that the days of endless UK-subsidy funded wind turbines in Scotland are numbered as it takes back the power to set subsidy rates for renewable energy in Scotland. Commenting on the latest Scottish Government press release (see below), Graham Lang, chair of national anti-wind farm alliance Scotland Against Spin, said:  “Alex
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Methil Turbine – Letter to Courier

Dear Sir, Your report that Samsung Heavy Industries “revealed that it has invested £70 milllion” in its experimental turbine at Methil piqued my curiosity. Where precisely has this £70 million been spent? I understand that the turbine blades have come from Denmark, the tower from China and the nacelle from Korea. The only bits manufactured
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Perth Protest – Speech by Graeme Steel

Before I start. I have a message from last years speaker, Lyndsay Ward. Lyndsay is unable to attend today, It’s the first major demo she has missed. I want to thank Lyndsey for her help in writing my speech. Lyndsey hopes that we give the SNP some wellie from her too. Well here we are
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Perth Protest – Event Details

The SAS protest march against the SNP Government’s wind energy policy is now less than a week away, and with preparations well underway, here is some last minute information for those of you coming along. The march will begin promptly at 1.00pm (gathering from 12.00 noon), and finish at around about 4.00pm. Route Parking There
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Majority of Blackdog Residents File Objections to Vattenfall EIA

Nearly 90 percent of Blackdog Households Objected to EOWDC Wind Farm Substation Blackdog, Scotland: Just over 60 households objected to the substation Vattenfall proposed to build over an old and contaminated landfill 400 feet away from their homes. As the late October decision day for the Formartine Area Committee nears, the Protect Blackdog movement is
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Show Live National Grid Stats in WordPress site

The following article is about coding, to allow users to display live stats from the National Grid on a WordPress site, rather than directly related to wind, so please be warned, you may find this post boring if coding is not an interest. 😉 Leo from GridWatch has kindly provided me with initial code that
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A BUSTED FLUSH: AUDIT SCOTLAND’S REPORT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

Audit Scotland’s gently devastating report, which is published today, shows that the game is up for the Scottish Government’s renewable energy policy. Only one Scottish offshore wind farm has been built*; no others have even been fully consented. No Scottish manufacturing base for offshore turbines is in sight. A host of environmental, engineering and geopolitical
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