Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why don't they Listen to the Fishermen?

I’m extremely grateful for Orkneylad who pointed out this story to me, because I know many of the characters involved because a long while back when the Marine test centre in Orkney was still just an idea, I was lobbying … Continue reading

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Wind industry – greatest scam of our age?

From the Daily Mail: Scarcely a day goes by without more evidence to show why the Government’s obsession with wind turbines, now at the centre of our national energy policy, is one of the greatest political blunders of our time. … Continue reading

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The lies about Green Jobs

Back in 2000/1 when I used to attend the Scottish Parliamentary Renewable Energy Group I regularly pushed them to look at the economic impact of wind energy on Scotland. I knew there was a problem, because despite the 45,000 jobs … Continue reading

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Let them Walk

Just one quote says it all: Central Taxis estimates it will save around 4,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by signing up to a project capturing methane gas from China’s Tieling coal mines. (Guardian) Apparently this is all the … Continue reading

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Irish Elections a Warning for Scottish Greens?

Thanks to Bishop Hill I learnt the supprising fate of the Irish Greens which seems to point the way things will go in the May Scottish elections. Funnily, enough I was just talking to my better half yesterday about the … Continue reading

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Herald Letter: Does Wind Need Hydro?

There is a letter in the Herald replying to a previous correspondent’s “several criticisms of wind power”. (Herald letter) I’ll start with the interesting bit which is a debate about whether Hydro or Pump Storage should be a priority. On … Continue reading

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Eyes, Eyes, and yet more Eyes

The title seemed pretty unambiguous: “Study on connection between global warming and eye health” How odd? How, I wondered could the minuscule changes in global temperature be linked to eye health. Perhaps it was the outbreak of some deadly eye … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past

A long time ago before Al Gore “invented” the internet and climate change meant “global cooling”, the environmentals having failed to persuade the world that impending nuclear war would be the end of civilisation they invented a new threat called … Continue reading

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How Green and Sustainable is Wind?

With recent announcements of plans to use forestry commission land for yet more industrial wind complexes, Scotland is going to see further areas of former green forest cleared to make way for foreign wind machines. The real irony, is that … Continue reading

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The Heretic

At London’s Royal Court Theatre last week, a new play opened to rave reviews. It’s about an environmental scientist who doesn’t believe in global warming. Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences who is at odds with … Continue reading

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