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.
Economics, Grid, Meetings, Noise, Presentations, Scotland, U.K. •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
Mike Stigwood, MAS Environmental Wind Farms Noise: The Sacrifice of the Rural Minorities [click here to download mp4 (110 MB)] Jeremy Nicholson, Energy Intensive Users Group [click here to download mp4 (77 MB)] Mike Hall, Friends of Eden, Lakeland & Lunesdale Scenery The Cost of Wind Energy [click here to download mp4 (75 MB)] Mike Haseler, Scottish Climate & Energy Forum Economics, Energy & Wind [click here to download mp4 (68 MB)] Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh Renewables Policy and . . .
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 . . .
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 Viking . . .
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 . . .
Information, Research, Safety, Scotland •
Source: Caithness Windfarm Information Forum
A Review by Stuart Young Consulting (Stuart Young is Chair of the Caithness Windfarm Information Forum) www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/SchoolsReport.htm An independent expert review of the safety of putting wind turbines on school premises is essential. Current control measures require head teachers to leave the classroom and venture forth to take windspeed readings and shut down turbines in Hurricane Force wind speeds when “debris and unsecured objects are hurled about”. Highland Council recommend exclusion zones for safety reasons – e.g. fall, topple, ejection . . .
We oppose the Scottish Government’s destruction of Scotland’s scenery by forcing through Industrial Turbine Sites (wind farms) against the wishes of local people. In particular we oppose the proposed EDF‐Airriequhillart project in Dumfries and Galloway. It is too close to existing homes and has poor road access. It will destroy a beautiful wooded, lowland valley, rich in wildlife, to produce an insignificant amount of electricity. Many millions of pounds will go to absentee landlords and the French Economy. We must . . .
http://chn.ge/VJ0gUn To: First Minister Salmond, Minister Ewing, Mr. Fraser and the Scottish People In 1849, John Muir, a young Scotsman emigrated to America with his family. He went on to become the driving force behind the protection of many of the national parks, forests and other pristine areas of wilderness here in the United States. Without this Scotsman many of the most glorious areas of North America (and all around the world) would have been lost to commercial development. The . . .