Comment posted on Major environmental groups seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash by Karl Hughes
Cheers for the correction ! I went off on one then didn’t I
Potential for an offshore renewabbles industry in Argyll should be based on the local and strategic benefit to firstly the environment and then the populace (us). If the implications of development outweigh the realistic benefits or the benefits are core based on fiscal gain, then the whole sector is rotten.
We are dancing to the tune of the EU…and current governmental thinking…whats the rush ? we spent over 300 years making this mess and caution and delay now will only make sure we get things right this time.
( Off at a Tangent: not sure why this is going through my head…the development of railways in GB caused massive change…Beeching destroyed an incredible national asset…what a legacy ?)
Karl Hughes also commented
- THE chief executive of environmental campaign charity Friends of the Earth Scotland will leave the organisation next week.
Stan Blackley has been at the helm of the organisation for just a year, after he took over from former chief executive Duncan McLaren. He will leave on Tuesday. “During this period, Stan has also improved the organisation¹s financial situation, maintained its public and media profiles and delivered considerable campaigning activity.
Anotherone bites the dust…and this comes upon Iain Grays sensible retort in regards to the SNP renewables policy being out of touch with reality…(Alex…whan questioned about the viability of his renewables crusade simply ‘winked’ and said “believe”…YOU COULD NOT MAKE THIS UP
- “Scotland’s top civil servant has been accused of acting like “an SNP lackey” in a fierce attack on his political impartiality. In rare public criticism of a leading mandarin by all three opposition parties, Sir Peter Housden, the Scottish Government permanent secretary, was accused of “failing to uphold” the impartiality of the civil service”.
Do they all dance to the tune ? When a number of NTA members managed to get a meeting with the civil servants of Marine Scotland…we were told the following when we pointed out a long list of failings in the current licencing system…”…we are understaffed, over worked & under pressure from upper government (SNP) to be the open stop shop for offshore wind…” Just what is going on in Hollyrood…are we really heading into the realms of power facism…it seems this SNP government is even ignoring the civil service…?
- Totally agree with this point…if we want change we know it is going to hurt…integrated public transport and only one car per household would start to put things on the right track…
We are all barking up the wrong tree…dancing to the needs of big business and not the needs of the planet.
- Unfortunatelly the weather is horrid here.
Lateral thinking ?
Maybe the simplest policy for all is that all windfarms however big or small are decided on a case by case basis…by the affected encumbant communities or land users. They should decide on ‘if’ they want a development on their doorstep, in their hills or on their shores. ? what benefits they require in exchange…and though this might cause an explosion of replies (playing the devils advocate)remove all tax payer subsidies from all power manufactures…and impose a Tax for energy waste on all home and business owners, all architects and all designers of modern electrical appliances. Lower duty on hauliers, and public transport companies…and seriously investigate why a family of 4 living in the same house needs 4 cars…
And while we are on it BAN all high octane motor sports much as we have banned smoking ! maybe that will get somebodies attention…
This would remove much of the debate…and prick up a few ears !
I am just throwing some questions out into the ether.
- Or Alternatively we could have ‘small group of under 16′s seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash’ get real webcraft
This was an idea the kids came up with…good effort I say, they must have got the idea from the wee eck…for he is leading by example…ultimately they could be the people who have to live with the consequences for the next 30 or so years…!!
Given the 3 or so years of stress we have already had on the island (something that is being noted by the islands medical proffessionals) and no doubt affects our children too…I think it shows the strength of feeling in our community when 80% of the children are against the array…
Its only a junior version of phoning a foreign owned news group for votes or supporting a foreign developers purchase of a links for golf development.
As it happens…the windfall fund (Community turbine) has generated some of the cash instead…obviously Iberdrola can’t or won’t afford to help them at the moment !
But I will save your suggested headlines just incase. Thanks
Or Alternatively we could have ‘small group of under 16′s seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash’ get real webcraft…you really do get up in the mornings and have windmills with your porridge don’t you ?
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- Forget tactical voting for unity. Forget the coming of the one-party state. Your party matters more?
You all vote SNP and be done with it ( my postal vote is in and it was not based on a 45% protest vote)
There will be no genuine winners in this next election… and the loosers will again be electorate.
The deal is already done:
Con 34% +0
Lab 33% +0
UKIP 14% +0
Lib Dem 8% +0
Green 5% +0
Other 6% +0
Lib/Tories pact is on the cards…or Lib/Lab or Tories/ UKIP (Ouch)
And Scotland ends up with a one party nationalist government that has all the power at home, is ignored in Westminster… and left on the side in europe.. stagnation by misrepresentation for us… and yet anothe era of whining for another referendum…there has never been anything progressive about a one party state… what a bloody mess.
Time for PR methinks.
- Failure of Council’s ‘complicated procurement procedure’ leaves islands with no air services from 16th May 2015 for at least a year
The irony of it :
“Campbeltown’s Spaceport bid no alien – high on the promotion stakes and with serious strengths”
“Failure of Council’s ‘complicated procurement procedure’ leaves islands with no air services from 16th May 2015 for at least a year”
Same county ? different planet !
no comment LOL
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
Wrong time to be speculating …
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
- Price of Salmond’s London ego-tripping is opposition kerchings in Scotland
Its a fact that the SNP can expect to win the majority of Scottish seat… and lets face it the tories, libs and labour now have have little power north of the border…
I believe in the Union…always will… but I also believe in decentralisation through out the whole of the uk…London is a state of its own… and its time a British parliment was re- established else where…Lancaster ???? Manchester ??? Leeds ???
If it takes the SNP to change British politics, and drive the decentralisation I crave I am happy with that… but like I say I will always vote for Union…
My fear for the elections is not that the SNP will hold the balance of power…but that of a Labour/ SNP coalition… I would be pleased with a Tory / SNP coalition because we need brains and braun… not yawn and braun.
A vote for the SNP would be a vote for change throughout the whole of the Union and throughout messed up politics in general, I would hope ?… they get my X in the box this time around to represent our country…but don’t expect a X in any future referendum other than to say NO.
A bit of a shame that FA has become an anti SNP rag…. the polar opposite of WOS etcetera… there seems to be very little unbiased journalism available on the web anymore….
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