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 ?
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Well it look’s like they will get a chance to chase it…two new polls, two leads for ‘No’…swing to No in the undecided….
Anyhow…just hope the disapointed on Friday can move on.
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They are…all the way to the bank….
Oil prices are going to stay stable as long as the middle east and US etc are working together…they are then going to drop as Iraqs oil, and Iranian oil comes on line…there accesible reserves are vast…their proven reserves larger…big players here, Saudi does not want Iraq in OPEC…come to your own conclusions as to why wars happen
this is an old article, poke about and you will find something better…
anyhow…if anything oil prices will drop over the next 25 years… cheap fuel drives profit, expansion, capitalism…
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Just think where we would be if there had been no Darien project, you are full of total rubbish NHC… I have not read one constructive post from you in 2 weeks…nothing to add to either view point. Face it you have no idea of what is going on do you ( rhetorical)… not a clue..
“Once China and others move out of recession the price will go up as will demand due to world population increasing” thats got to be the most bonkers statement I have ever read, what the hell are you taking…
You are going to have to live in the “now” very shortly and its going to be a big, big shock…to you. But maybe not eh, maybe you don’t even live in Scotland ? and this is just an extension of your false persona… your living a lie…thats why you are so angry… you want to be a part of something, but actually you know you can’t… thats the truth is it not… dont bother answering… because you mean sweet FA to me or anybody else…..
I suggest we ignor this moronic individual… it will drive it mad… give it time to think ( yea right bit of an oxymoron I know)
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Aye…I have probably opened the gates of biblical waffle from NCH…and I will be cast onto the pages of the little black book…LOL… frankly, I’m done with this referendum, what will be will be… I’m not here to change anybodies stance… I just want folk to make an informed decision…my vote is cast, but I have to say…for whatever reason…these 11th hour promises (supposedly on the table already) were in my humble opinion wrong, simply because some folks who have voted…YES or NO were not in possession of all the facts.
Change will come…lets just ensure whatever the outcome we work together to get the best deal we can as parents & people…if its a YES, then we have to ensure Holyrood are held to account and never screw us around…if its a NO we have to do the same with Westminster…but more than anything we have to remember we are just people and that having an identity attached to us… be that Scot, Welsh, Irish, Iraqi, Japanese or whatever is basically bollocks… we all just want to belong…we already do folks !!! we are human. Cast ya votes wisely.
Footnote added a bit later: Yep, its been a journey for me too this referendum, perhaps I have pre-empted everybodies time of reflection having already posted my vote ?
I can’t be a nationalist, its just not me, I see it as a retrograde move and to dictatorial… (but peoples opinions are there own)…Unionism is a progressive idea in my own humble opinion…but there is something greater to aim for and I feel watching and being part of the goings on…thinking about my part in all of this, however small, as moved me on a bit… internationalism, no tags, no borders, no racism,or bias …less selfishness are centuries away (if we get there at all)… anyhow thats where my thoughts are…. thanks to all who will vote or not for making me think outside the cage that we allow politicians to put us in, I feel like its time to go home and wash that muddy “Welcome” mat.
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I’ve just been looking through some photos of Callanish Standing stones…
And actually and honestly…Yes or No…Union or No Union, Scotland now, or Scotland then…its really all bollocks….we are just pawns…not the player…Time is the player…
I wonder what the folks who raised Callanish called Scotland ? called the British Isles…? they probably just called it home…
If there is just one thing I have finally learnt thanks to this referendum, its that my family come first, without question…and in general we are just people on a journey trying to do the best we can for our kids and for our family and friends…tagging oneself with a nationality, marching under a flag…is a weird human trait, we just want to belong…
All embrace the moment you post your vote, whatever you decide is your decision…don’t be disheartened or angry if you do not get what you hope for…embrace the change whatever that may be…but most of all enjoy every moment you can with the ones you love, your families and friends…we only get one chance to raise our own Callanish.
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