Tongue in cheek comment…from me.
I agree with your round up…off to eat humble pie.
Karl Hughes also commented
- It Seems that the supply chain is having major fiscal problems…remove the subsides and the industry will collapse…In the current global economic slow down, the cash is just not available/or indeed justifiable to keep this sector going…2016 the date set for stand alone by the industry looks ever more doubtfull…especially given the now obvious knock on effects in asia and the far east.
- “wind power can increase carbon emissions”
“Wind energy remains a highly controversial way to generate electricity for a variety of reasons, not least the costs and aesthetic impact. Claim and counter-claim dog any discussion on the topic and it is very hard to source impartial information. Therefore, when making a claim as grand and as eye-catching as “wind power can increase carbon emissions” (in order to support their objection to wind power), you would expect Civitas and Ruth Lea to cite some nailed-down, compelling research. But, instead, Civitas offers up a non-peer reviewed report published on the website of a long-standing critic of wind power. That is clearly not a high enough standard to convince someone of your argument and I feel Civitas and Lea are wrong to give this unsubstantiated claim such emphasis in both their report and the accompanying press release.
Such an important question needs to be discussed and analysed – advocates of wind power shouldn’t shy away from such a debate (as they do) – but we are no nearer to uncovering the truth about this issue, despite the best efforts of Civitas and Lea. Until some independent, peer-reviewed research is published on this matter, this question will remain unanswered. Unsatisfactory, but true.
Until rigorous, comprehensive research is conducted on this specific subject the debate is, sadly, sure to rage on.”
Note> The last paragraph, note the last 4 words…the balls is still in your court on this one.
- It’s called re-cycling Malcolm…:)
- There seems to be two points at which the government can step into the planning process…one by the front door and one by the back.
Final grantings of permissions to proceed in development and deployment are via the front door…ministers have the final say, the final YES or NO.
And then there is the back door entry…convoluted and seriously not acceptable. The area under scrutiny is within 5 km of Tiree’s SW/W shoreline…and huge. It covers the shallow and dramatic Skerryvore and shallower areas. The area is recognised as JNCC and SNH put it…”lease damaged/most natural”…under this search criteria the area has been found to contain large numbers of endangered and at risk species: Basking Shark/Great Northern Divers of internationally important numbers use the area…Black Guilemot, Fulmar & Kittywake, Kittywake and Terns feed in the nutrient rich waters…we have visiting White Tailed Sea Eagle and other avian species. Killer/Minke whales are regulaly seen. This especial area has been put forward for full MPA and SPA accreditation…it far exceeds the necessary criteria. It this warrented accreditation is granted, as expected…SPR will have to pack their carpet bag and move on…mitigation will simply not be possible to any level of acceptance…Following a joint stakeholder meeting,we NTA should have a better idea in Dec 2012 of when accreditation will take place. However: The Back Door option is that the Government, and very same ministers who grant permissions to build are also the same key holders who say YES or NO to the environmental protection accreditation.
Lets not kid ourselves: these ministers are ECONOMISTS and business men…NOT Environmentalists or Conservationists…
The December meeting will decide on the fate of much of our West Coast wilderness shores and sea…!
- Sad for the folks that will again lose jobs. The cow for this company, seems to be running dry.
Maybe they should take a look at the obvious alternative: community generation.
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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