Refere you to earlier comments and that these are theoretical not factual…based on available information provided by the developer.
“If you can avoid mixing those up with climate change denialism and statistically naive claims about Irish renewables people might start to take you seriously”. not actually sure this comment has any relevance unless you are trying to get a knee jerk reaction from me…the Ireland reference is beyond my comprehension. FYI we have two ex members of BAS (British Antartic Survey) and myself who has worked on seismic surveys and glacial melt surveys in Iceland…so we are also well up to speed on percieved ‘human accelerated Global warming’…
None of the island based people involved in NTA are anti-wind…all island based supporters, supported and continue to support Tilley our comunity turbine, several have turbines in their gardens…it would be fair to say that Tiree is a lot further along the quest to minimal emissions than a huge proportion of folks on the mainland…
Yes we can all be classed as NIMBY in regards to the Tiree Array…but that is because we don’t want it for valid and rational reasons and the pro-wind lobby does not work on a case by case basis and is inclined to throw us in the pot with extremist elements of the anti-leauge…if some of our current reasons of objection seem purely subjective this is totally down to the developer and facilitators not entering into a meaningfull dialogue with the encumbent community… if we don’t highlight probability we never know if it will be fact.
It would have been far to simplistic to stay on a local basis in regards to objection…this array is of strategic importance, as such many issues that are highlighted by other campaigns are also relevant to our case…
“As for the name, yes Tiree Array is a better, geographically accurate name. However that’s not what the promoters of the project call it. Surely it’s best to reduce confusion to a minimum by using consistent terms of reference?” Glad you agree with the name…so do Marine Scotland, SNH, A&B council, Crown Estates , Tiree Community Development Trust, etc…confusion over naming has not been an issue in our quest to highlight the uniqueness of the set of problems the Array presents to the folk who live on and visit Tiree…in fact it has highlighted a few facts:
the first been that the developer from the outset did not consult with the local community…
anybody doing an online search for Tiree instantly becomes aware of the array…also with us often refering to “Tiree aka Argyll Array” in corespondance an internet search comes up with again, items highlighting the Arrays location and the issues it creates…
can’t actually remember how long we have been chipping away at this now but 3 years and several million internet hits later is not far off…
Karl Hughes also commented
- QED. Cheers Karl
- Yet it moves ????
Lost me Stephen (doesn’t take much at this time of night)
- I think you mean:
“No puedo decir ….. no voy a decir … y sólo digo que, cuando ponemos en nuestra aplicación de planificación”
“¿Qué cambio climático”…………What climate change
- Oohps! Great Northern Diver…Gavia immer,,,thought Loon was to risky…regards HB
- Mr Viking
42% of the UK’s overwintering GND are found in the inshore waters around Tiree…jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/JNCC416_web.pdf document also refers to the area being overly acceptable as an SPA…(apportioned SPA protection with this acceptance)
Thats 9% of European population
Rockflour: Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language books.google.com/books?isbn=0878147624
Tiree is famed for its white ‘shell ‘ sand beaches and windblown shell sand machair.
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- School closures: Russell commits to centrality of educational benefit – without clarifying the current meaning of the term
Tiree has had a baby boom over the last 5 years…seems the intake in pre-5 is on the up…don’t have exact figures…but certainly the school is sustainable
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
This is an article on re- processing…not generation ! FYI the Argyll Array estimated cost is 7.6 billion….thats before a milli amp is generated.
And there is Gas plus Englands own wind industrialisation…drive
The fact remains why would the rUK buy from Scotland when they can get it cheaper from across the Channel or their home market….we don’t even have the grid to export…who will pay for that…England, naw…dont think so.
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
Scotland gets indy from the rest of the United Kingdom….and then outsources governance services across the border or to the EU….we pay more. DVLA and Currency just small ( LMAO ) examples….lets face it we are joined at the hip…the nationalist dream is built on insecurity and greed for the black stuff….what a burach…
When the oil goes…for whatever reason…Salmond thinks we can export electricity to the UK and EU from our swaths of turbines….why would anyone pay for this when they have secure energy in nuke.
The SNP are digging a large black hole that will be populated by quangos and empty promises, and capped by handouts and begging letters….LMAO
- First Minister’s call for ‘grown up politics’ countered by order – from the top
MR RUSSEL ,
Seems to me that the you have not made any point at all…simply squirmed your way into the political vacous speel that you and your ilk always revert to…Simply correct anything you see as subjective….Politics and politicians … your self included seem to have forgot you work for us…the folks who pay your wages…so earn your coffers and put some meat on the NEWSIE post……
- Helicopter unable to transfer patient from Oban Hospital on Thursday evening
And lets thank all junior doctors in Oban and further afield for working long hours for a pittance of reward…the helicopter crews for acting with continuing professionalism…and Tesco’s for their wonderfull prime pork sausages…..
Suggest MM reads the following before he blows a gasket.
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