Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas

Winter trees, Shearford Lane, Barnstaple.
Memories from a couple of years ago, when it was cold.
This field is very wet today!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Let them eat cake

As austerity bites, we are not only destroying our own countryside with wind turbines for no good purpose except to make some people rich, but we are giving aid to the poorer nations of the world, so that they can have wind turbines too. What madness!

Christopher Booker says:

"It might seem rather quixotic for a government that recently had to borrow £8.6 billion in a single month, in order to cover its ever-widening spending deficit, to then lash out £1.8 billion in foreign aid to build wind turbines in Mexico to supply Walmart with electricity, or to provide solar panels to some of the poorest countries in the world on condition that they don’t build the proper power stations they need to become richer.  "

In Mexico, energy companies are opposed by the local population.

"The largely indigenous residents of the Isthmus complain that the wind farms take control of their land, affect fish and livestock with their vibrations, chop up birds and pit residents against each other for the damage or royalty payments. They also claim they see few of the profits from such projects."