Comment posted Campbeltown rumours about Wind Towers declared unfounded by S.White.
Malcolm Kirk – interesting figures indeed. It would also be interesting to know how much energy is CONSUMED in the manufacturing and installation of these machines, including all the incidentals, e.g. building access roads into the hillsides, the decommissioning costs, building the pylons and cabling required to connect them to the grid, etc etc.
Logically, these energy costs should be subtracted from the energy output of the turbines in order to arrive at a true picture of their efficiency, whether measured in £s or kilowatts. Until we know these figures, we really can’t tell whether wind turbines actually produce a net amount of energy at all!
Recent comments by S.White
- SW England sees two wind turbines collapse in a week
Wrong. If they hadn’t been installed to begin with then they wouldn’t be there.
- Easdale Island dump: situation to be resolved by ‘change of use’ application
I wonder if anyone else remembers a television comedy serial from several decades past – The Dukes of Hazard – set in the deep south of the USA. One of the main characters, by the name of Boss Hog, was a sleazy local politician, forever fomenting devious scams clumsily assisted by his dimwit nephew. I spent many happy hours chuckling over their shenanigans, and their inevitable exposure and undoing at the hands of the heroes.
Good heavens! Do we have a re-run in the making, set in a wee hielan’ village? I look forward to the next episode.
- McGrigor puts the case for biomass in the energy mix but…
How refreshing – a politician presenting a sensible, reasonable, cogent, forward looking argument. Rare enough at any time, but when it involves so-called “green” issues, doubly so. I hope that his level-headed views prevail, otherwise the wood waste fuel industry could easily go the same way as wind farms, over subsidised and over exploited.
- Senior academic raises serious questions about wind power – job creation, cost, performance and policy
The devastating costs, to us, of wind turbines is even worse than what I expected. The wind industry (or racket) really does intend to pick our pockets clean.
Only one faint glimmer amongst the gloomy predictions – these hideous machines are expected to fall down much sooner than we have been led to expect. So at least we can look forward to the day when these plukes will be removed from the face of Scotland.
- Argyll and Bute Council planning for resumption of war on rural schools
I’m not surprised, it was only a matter of time. When the new council failed to grasp the nettle and clear out the trash from Kilmory last May when they were elected, it was only a matter of time before the smell of it would return to haunt them. The sheer jaw-dropping ineptitude of Sneddon and Co. is matched only by their arrogance, so their will be an endless supply of omnishambles while they remain. So far we have had School closures (twice), then the “spygate melodrama, then the Mary’s meals debacle. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the lavish rebuilding of Sally Loudon’s office suite (twice) to suit her exacting taste while the council were cutting services to everyone else. Now it appears that we are back to school closures again. As I said – endless.
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