Alerts and Events: Scotland
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of 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.
Tiny the Turbine is a moral tale that tells the truth about the impacts of industrial wind development in a way children can understand. It has been written by a Highland anti wind campaigner, illustrated by a supporting Cartoonist and published online today. Some time ago it was discovered that not only were multinational wind developers welcomed into our schools, they come bearing gifts and speak to pupils regarding only the ‘benefits’ of wind development. Children are asked to name . . .
Aesthetics, Press releases, Publications, Scotland, Videos, Wildlife •
Source: John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust and the University of Leeds Wild Land Research Institute have produced an animation showing the dramatic change in Scotland’s landscape over the past 20 years as a result of the proliferation of wind turbines. The animation is based on a series of maps that illustrate the extent of Scotland’s land area from which wind turbines are potentially visible. It includes both built and consented wind turbines above 20 metres tall, and excludes applications still in the . . .
Welcome to purdah! That’s the term politicos use for the run-up to an election when parliament shuts up shop, and government dissolves into party-political electioneering. When SAS had its much-postponed meeting with the Scottish Energy Minister last week, Mr Ewing was relishing his purdah. Officially let off his policy-making duties, with the bonus of a likely hung parliament at Westminster. After all, who knows what motley crew will form a coalition, or pull the strings in a minority government? Or . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, Petitions, Scotland •
Source: Friends of the Great Glen
Go to the Petition: www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01564 Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take steps to designate the Loch Ness and Great Glen as a National Scenic Area; to recommend a priority application is made to UNESCO for the area to be afforded World Heritage protection; and to take appropriate steps to discourage further wind turbine developments and support the restoration of sites damaged by wind turbines. Introduction Wind farms have a part in renewable energy developments . . .
The people of Scotland deserve the real truth regarding the costs, to them, of Renewables. If the general public realised how hard the SNP government’s policy on wind farms was (and already is) going to impact their health and hit them in the pocket from so many different sources for NO energy security, NO affordable energy bills and NO guaranteed reduction in CO2 emissions, would they continue to go along with what they are being told by this government and . . .
Meetings, Noise, Research, Scotland, Technology •
Source: Institute of Noise Control Engineering—Europe
Wind Turbine Noise 2015 – 6th International Conference – INCE Europe Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland | 20 – 23 April 2015 Presentations – oral, poster or part of a workshop session: Building integrated wind turbines: Noise, vibration and energy potential analysis – Dymock, Dance & Day The DTU Wind Energy WTN Test Facility – Bradley, Mikkelsen & Legg On the noise prediction of a serrated DU96 airfoil using the Lattice Boltzmann Method – van der Velden et al Experimental comparison of solid . . .
To all our fantastic SAS supporters: Happy Xmas! from the team at SAS. Dear Supporters, With Xmas upon us once more, we bring you a round up of all the latest news to hit the headlines over the past six weeks, including our visit to the SNP conference, the Smith Commission outcome, and the new, emerging picture of the world energy markets. Our thanks to Iain Green for his wonderful Xmas cartoons, and also to a few very special individuals . . .