Click HERE to read an article in the Courier published on 12th of March (sorry for the delay, forgot to post it!)
Dash for Scottish renewables is creating an ‘economic cuckoo’ which threatens security of Scotland’s power supplies
This interesting article in the Scottish Energy News clearly explains what we already know and asks the important question
"How long will it be before the Scottish Government finally acknowledges the truth: that the blind dash for wind is pointless, it will be hugely expensive, and that degrading even more of Scotland’s landscapes will be futile?"
A planning contravention notice has been served by Angus Council on the biggest operational windfarm in the county.
Click HERE to read the article in the Courier relating to non compliance of noise conditions at Ark Hill windfarm
Following on from the rather shocking video posted here on the 18th of February (it really is well worth watching if you haven't already seen it, just scroll down the Blog to find it) it lead us to thinking just who IS responsible for protecting our drinking water. It seems it is a mixture of Scottish Water, SEPA and the Scottish Government.
This from SEPA's website:
SEPA regulates activities which impact on the water environment.
What is pollution control?
The Water Environment and Water Services Act (WEWS) requires any activity likely to cause pollution to be authorised. SEPA currently uses this act to control discharges to the environment.
Point source discharge means a release of effluent or other matter to the water environment or land, via a fixed installation, pipe, outlet or otherwise. This includes:
Diffuse pollution is the release of potential pollutants from a range of activities that individually may have no effect on the water environment, but at the scale of a catchment can have a significant impact. Diffuse pollution arises from land use and management and includes livestock grazing, cultivation of land, run-off from urban areas and forestry activities.
Just how aware are SEPA of the risk to our drinking water from trihalomethanes? Who is checking up on this? Scottish Water?
Don't know about you but we would certainly like the issue of drinking water safety fully out in the open and examined beyond any reasonable doubt.
With numbers of Golden Eagles being on the decline in the UK this article makes sobering reading