Comment posted on Scottish Power Renewables announces another delay for proposed Tiree Array by Karl Hughes
My personal view:
Get real Webcraft…”Personal attacks on other peoples” I have read your ongoing rant for months, sometimes with amusement mostly with bemusement…you throw around the NIMBY word like a cure all, continually try the emotional card in references to the future of our children, mock folk out of all proportion whan they have less knowledge than your self.. you continually bring the debate down to a personal level with inuendo and throw away taunts..yet you yourself are not willing to put your cards on the table and support the Clachan development ?…you should not throw stones in a glass house…as they have a way of bouncing back…as for your reference to NTA support, every summer we get a rush of membership…and this spring has been no different, Whereas the originally’unthinking drones’ of the wind power companies are, I am sure you have to admit, dropping in their legions…they have run out of their corporation spoon fed open ended answers to questions and, are finally waking up to the fact that comercial industrial windfarms are a cancer on the landscape and,a burden on the wallet…
In reference to “any old group of middle-class NIMBYs worried about their house prices” surely this is ment to either alienate or antagonise folk you obviously have no rational perception of ? and your approach simply points them down the root of objection…generally Industrial wind supporters have a way of placing pressure on others to conform…this seems so counter productive to your cause, yet you carry on with it…obviously an industry shared or inherited tendency…
In reference to the MSDS note: the disposal method…you are the person who suggested chucking them down a hole in the ground..also please note how they make these ‘environmentally sound’ items…!
I sincerely hope you find peace in your small wirllygig world Webcraft…but not at the expense of more rationally minded people…
http://www.scotsrenewables.com/blog/ section INSIDE THE NIMBY MINDSET…I ask all to read this for an insight into the effects of supporting industrialised windfarms on their devotees…
WECRAFT do you really support comments like this from the people who support the industtrialisation of our wildernesses ?
“Between them, Lawson and Trump represent the twin fists of the nimby knuckledraggers. They both tell lies. One, however, twists science in order to create illusions. The other just swaggers and bullies people. Spend any length of time near an anti-wind nimby group and you’ll come across both character types – the Pseudo-Scientist and the Ugly Thug. Chances are, those two will be the mainstays of your local nimby campaign. One, at least, tries to make it look like they’ve got some evidence on their side, even it is absolute rubbish with no basis in reality. The other doesn’t care: you’ll either do what they say or they’ll make you suffer for it.”
“now where is that teddy ?”…all the best Karl
Karl Hughes also commented
- Thanks Tim…I like concise information and this hits the nail on the head. Yes Tilley is generating cash for the island and projects on the island…
Nutshell: I take it what you mean is that you would prefer the contractual arrangement between the owners of Tilley and local consumers to be direct, rather than going through an electricity supply company.
Correct this is what I would have liked to see…
the bit about “but it would have to compete with the other suppliers in the market presumably”. gets up my nose as this is the point at which the venture moves over into the realms of cash generation for middle men.
As you can probably gather…economics are not my strong point…hopefully the environment and people is..
- Hi, these are my personal views….I am sorry if you get negative or indeed harsh retort regarding your views on Tilley…I get fair few myself because of my views on the Tiree Array. Always feel free to say high when I am home… we can chat.
I support community renewables for one reason…and I hope at sometime legislation and finance will allow this to happen in regards to Tilley. That the initial electricity generated is not sold into the grid and that the energy is consumed locally.
Surplus energy is a different matter and this could feasibly over a short distance (Coll?) be exported this is unfortunatelly not the case on Tiree “at the moment”
Eigg is a better example of an independent system.
I do not agree with multi-national companies developing huge windfarms for cash revenue…this is not a noble quest to reduce CO2 output…this is the generation of cash for shareholders…look at Iberdrolas profit margins…it is immoral and pushes people into fuel poverty..
I would rather Tilley had never arrived on Tiree for a use other than local generation….and I wish Tiree would make true use of a good thing for “all” the folk who live on our isle…maybe this will happen sometime ? what happened when the export cable was down for “X” amount of months ?
Tilley kept turning and generating “0″…insurance was paid…who covers that insurance ?…the electricity should have been used on the Island.
- Or on that basis 150 000 000 GBP to decommission Argyll aka Tiree array (@1Gw) ?
150000 x 1000 ? am I wrong ?
- WATCH THIS SPACE there is a storm coming.
- Square peg round hole springs to mind !
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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…
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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.
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SNP will take a majority in Scotland….and the rhetoric will continue….as for using this majority in some sort of westminster coalition … it ain’t gonna happen.
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