Important Media Updates: BBC/Daily Mail/Caledonia Mercury

Hi three very interesting media items directly nad indirectly associated with the Argyll aka Tiree Array. Has the charade finally been exposed ??? All three reports shockingly expose the truth.

Please cut and paste the links.

BBC Scotland;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12597097

Daily Mail;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361316/250bn-wind-power-industry-greatest-scam-age.html

Caledonia Mercury;

http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/2011/02/28/new-report-casts-doubt-on-scotland%E2%80%99s-role-as-the-%E2%80%98saudi-arabia-of-renewables%E2%80%99/

Regards

Karl

14 thoughts on “Important Media Updates: BBC/Daily Mail/Caledonia Mercury

  1. George M Lindsay

    This proposal to build a massive array of windmills off Tiree is an abomination and must be fought using every means possible.
    As time goes by and experience is gained and learned of the uslessness of windmill grows, it is time for politicians of all colours to admit that the use of windmills is a total failure – before they reduce the economy of our country to ruin – and, as is inevitable if we continue down this crazy route, the lights go out.

  2. Clark Cross

    Naill Stuart, of Scottish Renewables, has consistently rubbished the concerns of The John Muir Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and other well-respected conservation bodies.
    He does not reveal that Scottish Renewables is the publicity mouthpiece for the renewables industry of which wind is by far the largest element.
    His large salary is paid by the wind developers.
    Actually we pay via a hidden charge in our energy bills
    The developer receives £250,000 subsidy for each turbine for 25 year and the developers pass on part to their publicity machine Scottish Renewables.
    More scientists are challenging the fallacy of Climate Change.
    Global temperatures have not risen since 1990.
    If Mr Stuart believes wind turbines are the solution to all our woes can he explain why Germany with 21,164 turbines and Denmark with over 6,200 have admitted that they are a failed and extremely expensive experiment??
    What is more their CO2 emissions have gone up and they have not closed one conventional power plant.
    Standby plants are essential as we saw for the last 2 winters.
    Holland now decisively abandoned the EU target of producing 20 per cent of its energy requirement from renewables and has agreed to build nuclear power plants.
    China and India with their huge reserves of coal are building coal-fired power stations to fuel their growing economies and their CO2 emissions will go up dramatically.
    Do you really think that the UK with 2.0 per cent and Scotland with only 0.2 per cent of global emissions can “save the planet”??

  3. Clark Cross

    Naill Stuart, of Scottish Renewables, has consistently rubbished the concerns of The John Muir Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and other well-respected conservation bodies.
    He does not reveal that Scottish Renewables is the publicity mouthpiece for the renewables industry of which wind is by far the largest element.
    His large salary is paid by the wind developers.
    Actually we pay via a hidden charge in our energy bills
    The developer receives £250,000 subsidy for each turbine for 25 year and the developers pass on part to their publicity machine Scottish Renewables.
    More scientists are challenging the fallacy of Climate Change.
    Global temperatures have not risen since 1990.
    If Mr Stuart believes wind turbines are the solution to all our woes can he explain why Germany with 21,164 turbines and Denmark with over 6,200 have admitted that they are a failed and extremely expensive experiment??
    What is more their CO2 emissions have gone up and they have not closed one conventional power plant.
    Standby plants are essential as we saw for the last 2 winters.
    Holland now decisively abandoned the EU target of producing 20 per cent of its energy requirement from renewables and has agreed to build nuclear power plants.
    China and India with their huge reserves of coal are building coal-fired power stations to fuel their growing economies and their CO2 emissions will go up dramatically.
    Do you really think that the UK with 2.0 per cent and Scotland with only 0.2 per cent of global emissions can “save the planet”??

  4. Alan Harper

    I left this link on the “No Tiree Array” website on the 13 or 14 of February. This is a Canadian News item about the currently agreed Canadian Government Moratorium on Offshore wind power stations (and leads into Onshore at the end of the interview).
    If nobody on Tiree is interested in help, I won’t bother anymore.
    You may well ask why the BBC did not pick it up as a News item – find the BBC link with the IIGCC (Independent Investors Group for Climate Change).
    The Canadian news link is this:
    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110213/wind-farm-moratorium-110213
    Hope you view it.

    1. Philippe Pierrisnard

      Hi Alan,

      Thank you for your repeated post!

      We are not sure what has suggested your comment ‘If nobody on Tiree is interested in help, I won’t bother anymore’… Pls be assured that every such news is appreciated. Nevertheless, I’m sure that you appreciate that we have Tiree-specific issues that must be given the highest priority/visibility on NTA’s web site.

      Stay cool :)

      1. Alan Harper

        Thanks Phil for your response.
        I spent some time recently posting onto your website and found nothing but resistance to what I was trying to tell people. If a Chartered Electrical Engineer’s word and hard-earnt experience of 40 years on the absolute inappropriateness and utter futility of wind power stations either onshore OR, worse still, offshore, cannot be appreciated, the campaign will falter and fail.
        We in the South of England weep at what your technically brain-dead political caste are intending to do to you. It not only involves Scottish companies but also the money making vested interest energy companies stealing in all over the UK because their own Governments have finally started to realise that people like me are telling the truth as it is about immoral impoverishing subsidies and “green” “low carbon economy” fantasies. Or even being able to control climate change. Those fantasies fell away with the “Tooth fairy”. Corinthians Chapter 13 is quite sobering as well. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, I understood as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things”. Seems your politicians haven’t yet reached puberty!
        Anyhow, if you want genuine help generally of a technical nature, it costs nothing to ask.

    2. Charles Wardrop

      Geo Lindsay (above) is absolutely right!

      When will rational, patriotic politicians step forward in Scotland to halt the renewables rot?
      Are the rest all supine and ignorant, or even corrupt?

      Scotland needs to be saved. That’s what our politicos are for!

  5. Charles Wardrop

    A very important decision in Ontario! The key phrase is “due diligence,” which has not been shown in the UK, esp. not by the Scottish (“Scottish National Party”) Gov., who have forsworn nuclear power, on our behalf, developed a financially destructive renewables policy which bid “fair” (or foul) to ruin the fabric and wealth of Scotland. Comparable policies are in operation in England & Wales. It’s all down to fad and wishful thinking and corruption, political and financial. A pittance of the profits is offered to the regions affected,as a bribe. It’s mad,bad & dangerous,desperately needing opposition. They turn a blind eye to reason and to policies in Denmark,Germany and the Netherlands, where renewables are recognized as a failed experiment, altho’ they can still sell equipment to us suckers!
    The amazing lack of widespread, vociferous political opposition is inexplicable to me.
    The urban public notion seems to be that there is free, clean electricity out there.

  6. lapogus

    SSE’s announcement to pull out of the Kintyre Array is a sign that at least some of the higher ups in the electrical industry are beginning to come to their senses. Lets hope that the same thing happens in Iberdrola / Scottish Power. Off-shore wind is madness – very expensive to build (if they can) and very high maintenance, not to mention the negative impact on locals quality of life and potential for tourism.

    See http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2011/2/28/green-jobs-cost-you-more.html for more perspective on the false economics of wind farms.

  7. lapogus

    Clark – I agree with everything you say, except about the global temperature not haven risen since 1990. It peaked in 1998 but to avoid the charge of being a cherry-picking denier, it’s better to just repeat what Prof. Phil Jones said last year, i.e.: “there has been no statistically significant warming for the last 15 years”. Of course you can’t normally trust anything Prof Phil Jones says as Prof Richard Muller shows in his damning analysis of the climategate / hide the decline fraud:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BQpciw8suk

    Alan – thanks also for the Canadian news link. I follow the AGW and wind farm debate closely and had not heard this. I have posted it over at Bishop Hill: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2011/2/28/green-jobs-cost-you-more.html?lastPage=true#comment12059590

  8. lapogus

    Karl – if you haven’t already seen it this Bloomberg report should also be of interest:

    http://www.thegwpf.org/uk-news/2543-its-all-over-green-gold-rush-in-uk-dying-fast.html

    source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-28/solar-gold-rush-in-u-k-may-die-with-fastest-roll-back-of-incentives.html

    I wouldn’t relax yet, the bankers and electricity companies may be getting second thoughts but the majority of idiot politicians in Holyrood (and scientists in the Royal Society of Edinburgh) are clueless as to the expense and folly of wind. The cost for consumers and the fuel poverty argument may well bring them to their senses though.

  9. David Sibbald

    Interesting article in the Financial Times this week following a €2Bn purchase of 6% of Iberdrola by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. Iberdrola still need to find another €3Bn of new money this year; their shares were temporarily suspended on the Madrid exchange and they announced they were buying out investors in their renewable division for about half the money they paid in 2007. The Spanish Government have cut-off the subsidies they pay to Iberdrola Renewables making the true nature of the business transparent.

    I’d say it’s highly likely this’ll be repeated in the UK and other European countries, meaning that big wind businesses will quickly become financial basket cases. The Scottish Government needs to think really really hard about who it’s getting into bed with here and the lack of economic sustainability of their underlying business. Who cleans up the mess 1-20 years down the road when they decide they can’t make the numbers work…..you guessed it, we do.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4f398848-4e1c-11e0-a9fa-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Go4acWzM

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