Comment posted Major environmental groups seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash by Robert Wakeham.
Whatever else he is, Trump isn’t daft enough to deny the obvious, but does that make him a hero in your eyes, Malcolm?
Robert Wakeham also commented
- On the subject of cars, I find it very strange that we live in a society that sets increasingly ambitious targets for moving to renewable energy – and for increasing thermal insulation of buildings – but exercises no control over the purchase of ‘gas guzzlers’ other than what appear to be rather ineffective tax penalties.
The price of fuel is irrelevant – if you’ve got the money there’s no limit on how profligate you are on the road.
- ‘..I think the days of rich men dictating what can and cannot be done in Scotland are now past’ – so did I, and was surprised at the way in which an obvious ‘fat cat’ was given a platform in the Holyrood parliament to promote his personal cause. How many of the rest of us would be granted that privilege?
- On the subject of intermittent tidal power, I’m surprised that the Sound of Islay scheme seems to be going ahead but as yet there’s no talk (as far as I know) of complementary tidal schemes to even out the electricity produced, nearer than Kyle Rhea . The Corran Narrows, Connel and Otter Ferry all spring to mind as having potential.
- Scotland needs to get cracking with developing efficient, viable, energy storage systems – and reviewing the profit margins on government subsidised windfarms, to discourage ‘the get rich quick brigade’.
- It’s definitely a brainwashing conspiracy Malcolm – when are you going to march on Edinburgh?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Glasgow helicopter crash: now the questions – but why no black box?
The roof of the pub was very unusual – the building had originally been much higher, and after the roof and top floors were demolished the first floor structure was retained and covered with a flat roof structure, which was eventually covered with another flat roof structure. If, as would be usual, the first floor was heavy timber joists with the voids filled with ash or similar deafening, this – plus the layers above – would have ‘cushioned’ the impact to some extent, and might explain the reports from people who’d been in the pub that the ceiling didn’t cave in immediately on impact.
- Storm tally and situation review
How about leaving the ‘perspective’ for 24 hours until the other consequences – well beyond Tiree – become apparent?
- The Castle Toward affair: more puzzles
This might give ‘multitasking’ a whole new meaning, in the same way that the council meetings seem to benefit from a novel application of the ‘just in time’ production philosophy to the ‘delivery’ of information to councillors just before they’re required to reach a decision.
Probably also linked to the ‘need to know’ principle of keeping as many people as possible ‘in the dark’ for as long as possible, in the interests of efficient, smooth and hassle-free administration.
And let’s not forget the notion of ‘corporate responsibility’ – swim together, sink together?
- Storm tally and situation review
Just now the BBC Travel news website shows the Rest as reopened, but shows the A82 closed both north of Tarbet and to the south, at Arden. It also shows the A83 closed near Kennacraig.
The Traffic Scotland website, on the other hand, only mentions the A82 closure north of Tarbet, and for spells of no more than 15 minutes.
There seems to be room for improving the information, and maybe even increasing the computers’ vocabularies to overcome their propensity for occasionally spouting nonsense.
- Transport Scotland warns travellers to prepare for strong winds tonight and tomorrow morning
There’s a link on the STV website – no West Highland services, or to the north of Inverness, and not many even in the Central Belt. I can’t remember the last time a bad weather forecast led to such widespread planned shut down.
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