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British and French campaigners have defeated plans for a wind farm at the famous battle site.
Dr Chas Warren's study collaborator linked to renewables industry.
An adjudication by the Advertising Standards Authority, released on 21 December, confirms that the wind power industry has duped the country, despite repeated warnings from critics. Every new development, most recently the outrageous approval of Glenmoriston at Loch Ness, is hailed as saving the emission of thousands of tonnes of a year.
Politicians of all parties across Mid Wales are being urged to get together to sort out the best way to channel rising public anger at the spread of wind farms in the region.
Wind power has a defect: it only generates when there is a breeze, so it's no good for supplying peak electricity just when you need it. The Danes get around this problem by importing lots of electricity from Sweden and Germany, thereby passing the pollution problem to someone else, as well as quietly making use of Sweden's atomic stations. If the Danes didn't import electricity, they'd have to have more gas plants and so make even more emissions.
The construction of a wind farm in Cheshire has been proposed at Aston Grange Farm, located near Acton Bridge in the Weaver Valley, on arable farmland. The planned site, developed by the Welsh firm Tegni Cymru Cyf, will be the first wind farm in Cheshire and will have an expected productive lifespan of 25 years.
“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however, due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”
"Wind energy has again been shown up for what it is - an expensive way of saving a derisory amount of CO2. It is, frankly, a disgrace, that the wind turbine farce continues in the name of saving the planet. The Government should intervene immediately and stop these projects - they are a waste of our resources."
The turbine which caught fire had been suffering from an oil leak and had been undergoing repairs earlier in the day. Engineers thought they had fixed the problem, but when they tested the turbine it caught fire.
TV botanist David Bellamy has joined the campaign against a wind-farm project earmarked for the Lothians, labelling the plans "international vandalism".
A HUGE wind turbine went up in smoke in a massive blaze seen for miles across Wearside.
Gamesa Project Manager Nick Sage admitted that display photos featured at the exhibition had been altered.
ALL over Scotland anger is mounting about the onward march of supposedly environmentally-friendly power projects which will dramatically alter the Scottish landscape.
The disfiguration of the landscape by the sinister, silent wind turbines is undoubted. A vast army of the rotors will be needed to get anywhere near replacing the output of the nuclear plants, and the desire of environmentalists to replace nuclear and fossil fuel sources of energy with renewables increasingly looks like an impossible dream.
The company behind a controversial proposed wind farm used misleading figures about its potential impact on global warming, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled.
Plans to erect the biggest wind farm in Scotland just south of Forres on the Altyre Estate have been approved by Moray councillors.
A NEW multi-million pound wind farm will eventually power more than 12,000 homes.
"Bodies such as Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB, Scottish Ramblers, Western Isles Health Board, SEPA and Greenpeace have also publicly stated their concern and objection to the world's largest onshore wind-farm proposal."
“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”
Based on the grid average method, a typical 2 MW (100 metre, 228ft, high)wind turbine in the UK would save just 2,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is 230kg per hour on average. This hourly rate is equivalent to the hourly emissions of just two Heavy Duty Vehicles (125 kg per hour at 100 kph,according to the Highways Authority).