Fiddling while Rome burns …

Today has seen Planning Minister Derek McKay launch the draft Scottish Planning Policy for “a further round of public consultation”. This was accompanied by a press release which appeared to promise a revamp of planning policy which would give much greater protection to wild land and people living near proposed Read more…

Methil Energy

Political opposition to turbines grows

Opposition to wind is no longer a NIMBY issue and is making itself felt in electoral politics in Scotland. UKIP has always had a radical anti-wind energy policy, which has found many sympathisers in Scotland http://ukip.org/media/policies/energy.pdf. Earlier this year, the Scottish Tories launched their new energy policy. It was highly Read more…

Inverness Demo – Video

The Inverness Demo was organised by Stop Highlands Windfarms Campaign and Scotland Against Spin in partnership with Wind Wise Radio to highlight a US petition that received over 4470 signatures from 45 countries. The petition asked the First Minister to stop the reckless siting of wind turbines in Scotland’s scenic Read more…