Alerts and Events: Europe
These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, Noise, Protests, Publications, Safety, Scotland, Wildlife •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
SNP Annual Conference, Perth, Saturday 19th October The Scottish Borders Network joined by South of Scotland groups will be hosting this year’s anti-wind turbine protest in Perth on Saturday October 19th. Supported by Scotland Against Spin and campaigners from across Scotland, the protest will highlight the particular plight of the country south of Edinburgh and Glasgow. More turbine development has been forced on this region than any other in Scotland. The Scottish Government is still denying the South planning controls . . .
Aesthetics, Impacts, Northern Ireland, Petitions •
Source: Windwatch: West Tyrone Against Wind Turbines
To: Jane Curley, Northern Ireland Strategic Planning Office Belfast: Refuse planning on West Tyrone Windfarms Proposed Wind Farm at Slievard Mountain, Omagh (Planning Ref: K/2013/0102/F) Proposed Wind Farm Alteration and Extension at Bessy Bell, Omagh (Planning Ref: J/2013/0080/F) Proposed Wind Farm at Lisnaharney Road, Omagh (Planning Ref: K/2013/0181/F) We object to these for the following reasons: The planning regulations are outdated in respect to Wind Power. West Tyrone has 49% of Northern Irelands Wind Turbine commitment – we are over-saturated . . .
Make local decisions stay local over wind turbines http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46269 Responsible department: Department for Communities and Local Government To the House of Commons. The petition of the people declare that they want to see local decisions upheld over wind turbines. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons bring in changes to stop planning appeals over-ruling local decisions made by local councillors in the relevant planning authorities and ensures the Government’s localism agenda is pursued in all cases. Planning permission . . .
Special issue: “Wind farms gone wild: Is the environmental damage justified?” Wild Land News: Magazine of the Scottish Wild Land Group Issue 83, June 2013 CONTENTS Editorial Is wind power a threat to our climate change policy?, by John Constable On windfarms, and the preservation of place, by Sharon Blackie Where eagles dare — the wind farms gamble, by Clive Hambler The aesthetic objection to wind farms, by Christine Lovelock The wind power question, by Iain A MacLeod The Shetland . . .
www.birlinn.co.uk/So-Much-Wind.html Also available as an eBook from Amazon, Waterstones, and Kobo. This book seeks to evaluate the Scottish Government’s obsession with renewable energy, while at the same time looking at alternative sources of power that may prevent the lights going out across Scotland. Struan Stevenson talks about his book: The energy crisis is one of the most pressing and significant problems the world has to face. With limited resources of fossil fuels left, and the additional political and environmental issues . . .
Dear Electricity Bill Payer, Are you interested in a reduced electricity bill? The Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS) is a groundbreaking new initiative from renewable energy company RES. The scheme is part of our community benefits programme and offers people living and working closest to our proposed wind farms an annual discount on their electricity bills, which is paid for the life-time of the wind farm. The proximity of your property to our proposed Barr Cregg Wind Farm, which is . . .
Action alerts, France, Petitions •
Source: Basse Normandie Environnement, Federation Environnement Durable, and European Platform Against Windfarms
NON aux éoliennes offshore devant les plages du débarquement — NO to wind turbines off the D-Day beaches
www.thepetitionsite.com/2/no-to-windfarms-off-the-d-day-beaches/ Target: President François Hollande, UNESCO, Prefect of Lower Normandy, Allied and European Ambassadors, Allied Veterans Associations Sponsored by: Basse Normandie Environnement (BNE) – Federation Environnement Durable (FED) – European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) Le 6 juin 1944, la plus grande Armada de tous les temps avec 6939 navires. 150 000 combattants des forces alliées s’engageaient dans les opérations Neptune et Overlord afin de débarquer sur les côtes normandes et d’établir une tête de pont. Arromanches, appelé Port Winston, clé . . .