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2. Power grid can’t cope when the wind blows
3. Attack on absurd energy plans
4. Engineer gears up for windfall
5.Come wind or sun, we'll still need fossil fuels
6. Secret wind farm report into house price blight
7.Shale gas - bonanza or illusion
8. The Joy of Global Warming
9 Residents to get more say in wind farms
10.Subsidy standstill puts wind farm factory jobs at risk.
The Wind Farm Scam - John Etherington
The spectre of global warming and the political panic surrounding it has triggered a goldrush for renewable energy sources without an open discussion of the merits and drawbacks of each.
The Charter - The National Opposition to Wind Farms - www.nowind.org.uk
To establish a national body to oppose windfarms by tackling policy. The alliance will also be a source of collective knowledge and strategic help.
Contents Landscape and wildlife
Country Guardian's List of UK Windfarm Action Groups.- www.countryguardian.net/WAG list.htm
This is the list of over 300 windfarm action groups, maintained by Country Guardian. It is a record of windfarm action groups which are, or have been, threatened by wind farm developers. It is likely that that there are many more
National Wind Watch http://www.wind-watch.org/news/category/locations/europe/uk/
"A non-profit coalition for raising awareness of the shortcomings of industrial wind energy on the environment". It is a nonprofit coalition for raising awareness of the shortcomings of industrial wind energy and its negative impacts on the environment. It is an excellant source of up-to-date information about wind projects, and can be directed to a wide range of territories, as the one quoted is for UK. Up-to-date and covers
Warmwell. http://www.warmwell.com/windfarms.html Yet another up-to-date journal which tracks the battle to save the countryside. Covers other countries.Industrial Wind Action Group www.windaction.org This site is updated daily with the latest IWA announcements, news articles, and fact-based documents pertaining to wind energy development.
Artists Against Windfarms (including Conservation of Upland Powys) www.artistsagainstwindfarms.com
"We are a world wide group of artists who share a love of the countryside and all wild places. We fight to save them, and their wildlife, from being turned into Industrial Wind Power Stations"
Caithness Windfarm Forum http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/page4.htm
Summary of Wind Turbine Accident data to 30 June 2012. This includes all documented cases of wind turbine related accidents which could be found and confirmed through press reports or official information releases up to 31 March 2012. CWIF believe that this compendium of accident information may be the most comprehensive available anywhere
These accident statistics are copyright Caithness Windfarm Information Forum 2012. The data may be used or referred to by groups or individuals, provided that the source (Caithness Windfarm Information Forum) is acknowledged and our URL www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk quoted at the same time. Caithness Windfarm Information Forum is not responsible for the accuracy of Third Party material or references.
Renewable Energy Foundation. http://www.ref.org.uk/energy-data
The Renewable Energy Foundation is a registered charity promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the public by means of energy conservation and the use of renewable energy.
"REF is supported by private donation and has no political affiliation or corporate membership. In pursuit of its principal goals REF highlights the need for an overall energy policy that is balanced, ecologically sensitive, and effective. We aim to raise public awareness of the issues and encourage informed debate regarding a structured energy policy that is both ecologically sensitive and practical. The issues of climate change and security of energy supply are complex and closely intertwined. REF contributes to the debate surrounding these issues by commissioning reports to provide an independent and authoritative source of information."REF effectively researches the statistics which come out of the electricity generation process. One on-going research process monitors the effect of the intermittency which is an increasing problem. It also monitiors Government statistics on the actual output of windfarms
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Letters, Daily Telegraph, 4 September 2007
Sir, There is an old saying: "No one ever built a windmill if he could build a watermill." The wind is an unreliable source of power. It seldom blows steadily and sometimes not at all.
Norman Plastow, Hon Curator, Wimbledon Windmill Museum , London SW19.
Digital photo taken on a Nikon D2X camera with a 50-500mm lens