Artist’s exhibition on wind farm work – Herald

THE artist behind the Piper Alpha Memorial is launching a new exhibition of works marking the development of a major offshore wind farm. Sue Jane Taylor, whose bronze memorial in memory of the victims of the North Sea tragedy was opened in 1991, has completed paintings, etchings, drawings and diaries to document the Beatrice project,
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Victory for gran who took on government – Press and Journal

By Rita Campbell An Argyll grandmother who went to the United Nations to challenge the UK government’s windfarm policy has claimed a notable victory. Representing the tiny Avich and Kilchrenan community council, 69-year-old Christine Metcalfe appeared before the UN’s economic commission for Europe’s compliance committee in Geneva last December. Now the legal tribunal has ruled
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Concern over Markhill plans – Carrick Gazette

Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Council have expressed their fears about wind farm extension proposals in the area. Residents heard from ScottishPower Renewables earlier this month over its plans for the Markhill wind farm. The community council was unsatisfied at the company’s responses to the its objections as SPR could not detail how the community would
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Wind farms are a breach of human rights says UN. No, really./The Telegraph

Come to unspoilt Scotland. Not. Over the last year or so, I’ve been getting emails from two campaigners – Irish engineer Pat Swords and Christine Metcalfe, a retired community councillor from Argyllshire – urging me to report on their campaign to have Britain’s and Ireland’s renewable energy policy declared illegal under the UN’s Aarhus Convention.
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No turbines on my island! – Sunday Post

Scots author Alexander McCall Smith has blasted wind farms ­ and vowed never to put them on his desert island getaway. The best-selling author claims wind turbines ruin Scotland’s landscape and could spell disaster for tourism. The mystery writer, best known for his series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, said he would never put
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Power grid can’t cope when the wind blows

Tim Webb The amount of potential electricity from onshore wind farms that has been allowed to go untapped has more than doubled this year because the grid cannot cope. Developers have received payments of £19 million not to generate 215 gigawatt hours ­ enough electricity to supply nearly 50,000 households for a year. This is
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