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Comment posted on Major environmental groups seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash by Stephen Mackenzie

This story is from the Daily Mail, now famous for it’s inaccuracy and bias (see the Full Fact and Tabloid Watch websites for story after story…)

So I’ll reserve judgement on this until its confirmed (rather than repeated) by a more reliable source.

Just as I asked what was particularly wrong about wind turbines, compared to roads, cars, pylons, buildings, etc. (and never received an answer!) I’ll also ask, what’s particularly wrong about this funding? Compared to all the other things going on?

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  • @Karl Hughes That is a very interesting position to be in. Hopefully we can muddle through to some kind of understanding, if not a consensus…

    @Mike Haesler: no one’s heard that Arctic ice is back to normal, because it isn’t.


  • Malcolm, there is very little data on CCS because no one has successfully done it on an industrial scale. Personally I think it’s a techonological blind alley.

    As opposed to energy from renewables, being produced on an industrial scale… right now.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist that.

    Karl, you may be surprised to hear that I largely agree with what you say.

  • Spain’s problems are largely due to a truly epic overproduction of properly in the last few years.

    There is some evidence that wind farms alter their local climates. The latest report is evidence of slight warming at night under them. But the evidence is weak and equivocal.

    I suggest that if NTA want to be taken seriously they make an honest attempt to realistically assess the impact of the argyll array, not wildly exaggerate for rhetorical effect.

  • Something tells me you didn’t read that piece by Bova properly. Did you fall in the water?
  • A cautionary tale from Mr Ben Bova:

    Still waiting for coherent answers to my questions above. And a new one: how is manufacturing magnets in quantity worse than refining carbon fuels in quantity?

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