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
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.
- 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.
- If you didn’t spend so much time being a clever dick – you might just start speaking plain English – what the !!!!!! are you talking about ?
Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk
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This is a video I made in support of the village of Tomich adjacent to Glen Afric and threatened by a windfarm.
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We want these undemocratic reactionaries to sign up with SNP, and then we will have them all in the one cell and identifiable.
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When we’re ready – remember – you lost !
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So you have been hiding in the wings have you ?
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Rob – the original with the late great Roy Williamson who wrote it – black and white TV days – 1968. Personally I never though it made a good national anthem as the ‘minor’ was rarely repeated properly especially by the pipes. But as an inspiring piece for its day it was a classic but should perhaps just have remained as part of their own repertoire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyLuv3GSs4
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