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One of the issues here is the presence in Mongolia of rare earths.
Emerging economies like China’s are, at government level anyway, prepared to bear the environmental costs of market dominance.
In this case the environmental and health costs to humans and to wildlife come from the volumes of highly toxic fluid waste resulting from the process of separating the rare earths (which coexist); of which neodymium is used to make the substantial magnets needed in the turbines themselves.
As a major producer of rare earths, China – Mongolia – has also become a major manufacturer and supplier of turbines, contributing significantly to its dominance in this industry.
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- And that is the most serious concern. Ben Loyal and the Flow country?
- Thank you, Scots Renewables, we were about to do this when we saw you’d done it.
This is a valuable and detailed record and of interest to photographers as well.
- This is very much part of the scenario in this ‘industry’ that is of concern. ‘Here today gone tomorrow’ is a defining characteristic, along with bald-headed subsidy chasing.
And Vestas has proved a serial ‘here today gone tomorrow’ operator.
Corporate social responsibility doesn’t get off the page,
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Many thanks for your kind words – and our own best wishes to you for Christmas, Hogmanay and 2015.
We envy you for where you’ve been sailing.
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We are sorry that you suffer this experience but glad to know of it since it corresponds with what we heard from several sources during the research for this article.
And the 3rd Sector is the voluntary sector, the one without which so much would never happen at all, the one that is not asking for money for everything it does.
What you say about the new ADP Chair is of concern – but it has to be hoped that this was down to newness to ADP, nervousness, inexperience of the mess of ADP – and probably an advance briefing from Mr Sneddon whose strategic purpose she may not twigged and [wrongly but understandably] simply have accepted.
Whatever – this was not the best start but what she goes on to do with this situation will be the measure of her.
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In the spirit of what you say, we have removed the joke which signed off the piece above.
There is a distinction between vigorous political campaigning and a level of proselytising that enters the territory of the formation of a cult.
This article is a genuine warning that that line has been crossed; and that sensible people need to consider whether they stay on the dangerous side of that line, join it or retreat from it – while retaining their wish to vote however they like.
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