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Karl/ NTA – Haven’t the time to go searching at the moment for an answer – has anything been said about costs ?

Malcolm Kirk also commented

  • Karl – hope you are enjoying this West Coast weather and a well deserved pint !
    Was there not an arrangement made with the local fishermen that the turbines would be 1Km apart – because they don’t appear to be on their plan drawing. Also the area of the site is always going to limit the number of turbines anyway ?
  • Hydro can supply power within minutes of being required – wind most certainly can not – there can be no comparison.
  • Thanks Karl for the figures re connection to the mainland – so I wasn’t far wrong – 4% is £240 million – add on a bit of an increase based on the fact that the renewable industry is apt to understate facts and of course we are quoting figures that are 2 years old – so say nearer to £300 million. I refer you Robert to my earlier statement above ! I would think now that discussions have taken place as to where it is coming ashore the estimate is now very much higher
  • You can not quote ‘installed capacity’ as being anywhere near the norm – last year was the windiest in living memory so somewhere near ‘installed capacity’ might have been achieved ( actually 31% although they claim 35% efficiency ) but by the same fluke of the weather this year it may only be 10% – and that is the real problem. And further if most of that output is produced overnight – where is the gain? How can anyone justify the immense costs involved ?
  • Robert – again too much of a clever dick – I said the distances from Tiree to the mainland was about half – say again – the distance from Tiree to the mainland was about half. I can send you a wee piece of string to lay over your map to do the measurement if you want.

Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Nice to get a chance to tell you are so so wrong yet again – I don’t read the Express or any other of the ‘gossip sheets’ like ‘The National. The story came from reliable sources. Good to hear JB confirm that virtually all the SNP MPs are using the gravy train at our expense. According to the BBC this afternoon I see one them has been charged with fraud. Could be applied to that lot at Holyrood as well.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    What work Robert ? She is not a business executive working on an interview or sales presentation in London or Glasgow, who needs to concentrate and prepare. She has accommodation in London which must be much more conducive to work in than an aircraft on a fairly short flight, and if she is not out playing down there then she should have plenty time to get on with whatever work she has to attend to. Actually I don’t really care what her excuse is – she should not be milking the system.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Did you see this headline :- “Woman of the people ‘Mhairi Black’ claimed £13,350 for 39 Business Class flights to and from London “
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    It was made public by journalists so it must be true ! ! ! !
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    There are 25 million homes and therefore 25 million license holders in the UK. That can fairly be translated as 25 million ‘shareholders’ in a public company. As the subscribers they deserve to be informed with fair and balanced news which is not happening – see todays headline ! Incidentally did you see the report of a few days ago that BBC reporters are paid about 40% more than the reporters working for other news media i.e. Sky, ITV, Channel 4 etc. Now that would have made a interesting headline for consideration by the ‘shareholders’.

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