Thursday, 31 October 2013

Wind turbine manufacturer Evans of Loughborough to supply Scottish Water

The Leicester Mercury reports that Evance, of Loughborough, is providing three of its small wind turbines at Scottish Water's waste water treatment works at Broadford, on the Isle of Skye.
Another three turbines will be installed in the town of Portree, also on the Isle of Skye, and a further three will be sited at the water treatment works on the nearby Raasay island.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Nuclear outage

Amongst all the familiar anti-wind propaganda and wind power-related ignorance, one can't help wondering what proportion of the British population is aware of the recent/current nuclear outage?


I wonder what exactly caused it? A plastic bag, perhaps? Or maybe a flying pig of the 'nuclear power is cheap, safe and reliable' variety?

Anyway, for a reality check on 'but the wind doesn't always blow'-type stories, see

On a lighter note, looks like pigs can fly after all - see below (no need to watch the whole clip, unless you want to - just focus on the first 20 seconds).

Monday, 21 October 2013

Michigan's new tourist attraction? Like them or not, wind turbines

Good article at

Some quotes:

I was driving down the road when the sun was coming up one morning, and the sun hit the turbines and it was beautiful.

Some travellers see wind turbines as engineering marvels and symbols of energy independence.

Some see beauty in a sunset that makes the towers shine, or charm in a scene of a small house dwarfed by a turning blade.

Wind turbines are our new tourist attraction. We may as well make peace with them.

Thursday, 3 October 2013