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Balloon Goes Up Over Wind Farm

CAMPAIGNERS laid on a graphic illustration of the height of turbines being proposed for the Wellow wind farm to the thousands of walkers taking part in Walk the Wight.
17 May 2006

Scottish Renewables Funding Sparks A Row

Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen announced some extra funding for green energy systems in Scotland's homes recently, during the launch of a SCHRI-funded water-sourced heat pump at New Lanark Heritage Site. The £3m over two years will go to the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) to fund small-scale projects.
17 May 2006

Linklater's Scotland

Veteran environmental guru James Lovelock, whose books about Gaia, as he calls the Earth system, have chronicled the threat of global warming, says that going nuclear is the only way ahead if we wish to fill the energy gap and reduce CO2 emissions. Support for wind farms is declining, while wave energy is still a distant goal.
14 May 2006

Wind farm still up in the air

A controversial wind farm proposal for a former opencast site in Heath Hayes has been scaled down from six to four turbines in the hope it will finally appease airport bosses.
12 May 2006

Turbines drop a size in bid for approval

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a windfarm development in the scenic Ochil Hills, knocked back by Perth and Kinross Council last autumn, are to be re-submitted next month. But although the number of turbines will remain the same, they will be relocated and will be on shorter towers to minimise the visual impact, one of the authority’s key reasons for rejection.
12 May 2006

Wind farm monsters

The pretext that they will provide masses of essential energy is totally unjustified and untrue. They will provide only ludicrously small amounts of power compared to the visual damage they will cause for future generations.
11 May 2006
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