LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Campaigners want to stop scenery being industrialised 

Environmental groups will take their campaign against the “industrialisation” of Scotland’s most scenic areas to the Scottish Government today.

The John Muir Trust and Ramblers Scotland will unveil a campaign poster at the SNP conference at Aviemore calling for new restrictions on the height of wind turbines and power lines.

They believe the iconic landscapes are threatened by windfarms and the proposal to upgrade the 136-mile Beauly to Denny power line with pylons double the size of existing ones – up to 220ft.

Nigel Hawkins, director of the John Muir Trust, said: “The SNP must act to ensure that Scotland reduces its carbon emissions without forever defacing its finest landscapes.

“The challenge of climate change should be focused on energy conservation, decentralised energy production and tapping the enormous potential for offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

“Denigrate Scotland’s wild land, and we risk permanently damaging the tourist industry which is a mainstay of the Scottish economy”.

The green groups are seeking a recognition that previous government policy on renewable energy has been “disastrous” because of an alleged lack of concern for the wild qualities of Scotland’s countryside.

They want revised planning guidance to put a limit on the height of onshore wind turbines to reduce their visual impact, and a ban on construction on peatlands.

Financial incentives for renewable projects must be changed to shift the emphasis towards offshore and marine technologies, and small-scale community projects.

The two groups are also calling for a “genuine commitment” to incentives to reduce the demand for energy.

The Press and Journal

26 October 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky