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Comment posted on RSPB Scotland ‘disappointed’ by Scottish Government consent to Shetland Viking wind farm by Scots Renewables

Your friend sounds like a bit of a hypocrite.

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  • We use the figures from all of Irelands wind farms as they are readily available – and what wind blows over Ireland comes to the North of England and Scotland.

    A sweeping generalisation, like many of your statements.

    You have still not explained what you propose to use in place of wind to reduce the CO2 emissions of our electricity generation.

  • Malcolm,

    What about the CO2 emissions of these gas turbines you are so keen on? You seem very reluctant to discuss this issue.

    There is a lot more than conventional economics in the renewables versus gas equation.

  • We all know you are a climate change denier. I was asking Malcolm.
  • What a weird post. Have you ever been to Shetland? I guess not. It is a thriving place that has made very good use of the ‘penny on a barrel’ tax concession it secured from the oil companies bring oil ashore at Sullom Voe. As a result Shetlanders enjoy an excellent infrastructure and quality of life. In fact it was voted best place in Scotlnad to live recently.

    With the volume of oil coming ashore through Sullom Voe set to decine fairly rapidly this new form of energy and the money it will provide is very timely. The £30 million this project will generate for the comunity over 25 years will, I can assure you, be easily spent in the islands and will, I am confident, be put to good use.

  • No reply yet. Come on Mr. Kirk – out of the closet with you . . . do you believe we need to decarbonise our energy supply by 2050 or not? Time for the climate change ‘sceptics’ on here to put their cards on the table so we can see what this blanket opposition to wind energy is really about.

Recent comments by Scots Renewables

  • Russell admits vehicle element of former Dunoon ferry was indeed publicly funded
    A threnody is a song, hymn or poem of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.

    Quite appropriate. The promise that was the original ForArgyll is indeed quite dead.

    I think I will stick to the Cowal Courier from now on. That’s a proper news site that seems to have your measure.

    Toodle pip!

  • Russell admits vehicle element of former Dunoon ferry was indeed publicly funded
    Oh do cheer up Newsroom! The hybrid ferries are non-military ships being built on the Clyde. Surely something to cheer about?

    Re. your concerns about staff training – I think you will find that staff require retraining whenever a new vessel is brought into service . . . each boat is different.

    And please do stop all this ‘we hear rumours’ rubbish. No-one believes you. Come up with facts and their sources like a real journalist or stop smearing doom and gloom. Less fuel is less fuel. And the new ferries are also designed to have lower maintenance costs.

    Now, here’s some more potential good news on the ship technology front for Scotland . . . CMAL has been commissioned to carry out a feasibility study for Scottish Enterprise to evaluate the technical and commercial possibilities of using hydrogen fuel cells to power zero emission ferries. If this goes ahead it could put Scotland at the forefront of another new technology, with the consequent design, development and manufacturing of hybrid engines being located here. Great news – though I expect ForArgyll will want to talk it down.

  • New Mobile Theme for
    The mobile version isn’t triggered by my iPad, which is a good thing – but it does come up in an iPhone emulator I tried.

    Strangely enough specific mobile versions of websites (as opposed to apps – which are here to stay) may be a relatively short-lived phenomenon. As bandwidth on phones increases dramatically and most displays become HD 1024 pixels wide or more so standard websites become more and more useable. I don’t come across many that don’t display well on the iPad.

    A mobile version was far more essential on older 320 pixel devices like Nokias, but these will die out. The non-mobile version of this site (for example) is quite useable on a new smartphone once it is rotated horizontally.

    Apps that do specific things on mobile devices are another matter – they are definitly here to stay. And for blog sites like this the mobile version definitley increases useability (but see below).

    Some feedback – I couldn’t view the comments on the mobile version, but I was using an emulator rather than an actual smartphone. Can other people view and post comments OK on the new mobile site using an iPhone or Andriod phone?

  • Clyde shipyards at risk – news by year end
    Just testing the comments function on the mobile version of the site.

    (Using an online iPhone emulator)

  • Scottish Conservatives underline common ownership of Saltire
    It is Scottish Labour that really needs to up its game dramatically if it wants to keep a credible presense in Holyrood in the 2016 election. What Ruthie and the Scottish Conservative Party do is of little relevance.

    According to Newsnet Scotland a recent poll shows Westminster voting intentions in Scotland as:

    SNP 39%
    Labour 33%
    Conservative 16%
    LibDem 6%
    Others 7%

    If this doesn’t ring alarm bells for Labour nothing will.

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