Government plans to become a global wind powerhouse were dealt a further blow today, when a giant £5.4bn project off the west coast of Scotland was scrapped, because the sea bed was too hard, the waves were too strong – and because it would disturb thousands of basking sharks.
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Thursday 09 February 2012
US tycoon Donald Trump has written to First Minister Alex Salmond, accusing him of seeming “hell-bent on destroying Scotland's coastline” with wind turbines.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Plans for a giant wind farm on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park have been rejected by councillors – who travelled 3,600ft up the mountains to see its potential impact for themselves, as reported by The Independent.
Friday 13 January 2012
Monday 26 December 2011
A 100ft underwater turbine destined to form part of a major tidal energy project has been installed in the sea around Orkney.
Thursday 15 December 2011
The discovery of vast fountains of methane spewing into the atmosphere (report, 13 December), terrifying though this revelation is, merely represents the latest in a series of climate-change phenomena whose speed of development has been dangerously understated by mainstream climate policy analysts.
Monday 21 November 2011
The Duke of Edinburgh condemned on-shore wind farms as "a disgrace" and accused those who support them of believing in a "fairytale".
Tuesday 08 November 2011
Planning blight on the planet
Thursday 11 August 2011
The US billionaire Donald Trump has criticised a plan to build an offshore windfarm near his luxury golf resort in Scotland.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Investing in wind farms is more than hot air. It's a chance to use your cash to make a difference, while hopefully making a profit. But it's an investment where returns are at risk, not least from the vagaries of British weather. If the wind doesn't blow hard enough, the wind farm can't generate alternative energy or profits.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
As soaring fuel bills force homebuyers to act green, many movers are opting for the lower running costs of a new-build property which, on average, are six times more energy-efficient than older homes. The message coming through is that you do not have to compromise on comfort, style and luxury, or even pay a premium, for a low-energy new home that offers a better, cheaper lifestyle.
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