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1st June 2005

The Berkshire Eagle   USA: online edition
In Denmark, turbines hard to see from shore   (article - web link)

Hunting for wind turbines
"Where are those damned wind turbines?"

Here they are !!
A postcard from Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, S.Wales
"Future Porthcawl???"

Financial Times   FT.com: online edition
Thais pressed to save energy   (article - web link)

The Independent   Environment: online edition
Police called in as Skye islanders go to war over wind farm scheme   (article - web link)

The Press and Journal   Scotland: online edition
MSP says windfarm trouble will get worse   (article - web link)
Highland Windfarms   (letter - web link)
Man gets racist letter after turbines complaint   (article - web link)
Investor support for UK renewables fund   (article - web link)

News & Star   online edition
New row over giant turbines   (article - web link)

Western Mail
Sir - Re the discussion on wind farms....   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 7th letter.

South Wales Evening Post
Flood Risk Areas to get 12m boost   (article - web link)
Keep coal in the ground   (letter - web link)
Roof power limitations   (letter - .JPG file format 72.7 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 1st June 2005
Anyone attending the....   (letter - .JPG file format 67.8 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 1st June 2005

South Wales Guardian
Valley villages are targeted again   (letter - .JPG file format 99.1 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 1st June 2005
Landowners will foot turbine bill   (letter - .JPG file format 68.8 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 1st June 2005
'Free' wind should not be exploited   (letter - .JPG file format 114 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 1st June 2005

Carmarthen Journal
Complaints are not new   (letter - .JPG file format 80.8 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Facing up to our future   (letter - .JPG file format 91.5 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Developers change tack   (letter - .JPG file format 90.2 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Why are the turbines here?   (letter - .JPG file format 92.2 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Turbines part of our future   (letter - .JPG file format 167 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Wind turbines at Blaengwen, Alltwalis   (Brechfa Forest News - .JPG file format 84.7 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005

Daily Post
No turbines   (letter - .JPG file format 54.3 Kb)
Copyright Daily Post 31st May 2005

Readers Digest   British Edition
Our Nuclear Life   (feature article by professor James Lovelock - web link)
Follow the 'Click Here' web link on the Readers Digest web page to read the full feature in a .PDF file format. - 332 KB

Newspaper reports on Mynydd Betws illegal Rave Party

South Wales Guardian
Thousands at illegal rave   (article - .JPG file format 119 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 1st June 2005

It's interesting to read the comments of some of these 'ravers'. One named Emski23, says "We always clean up afterwards. You might see huge dumps of bags but a farmer can come along and pick them up easily."
Not as if farmers haven't got enough work to do, these idiots regard farmers as their personal servants.
Another 'raver' named Meangurner, says "There's beautiful scenery and the mountain is nice and peaceful."
It was so peaceful that their non stop music woke up Glyn (SOCME chairman) at 4-30am on Sunday morning. Glyn's farm is quite a distance away from where the rave was located.

South Wales Evening Post
Rave site at common 'desecrated' by litter   (article + photo - .JPG file format 164 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 1st June 2005

Carmarthen Journal
Farmers up in arms after thousands attend illegal party  
(article + photos - .JPG file format 139 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 1st June 2005
Photos Copyright Ellyn Harries

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2nd June 2005

New Scientist
It pays to be green   (Editorial - .JPG file format 128 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05
New probe may silence climate sceptics   (feature article - web link)
Nukes not so bad   (Upfront - .JPG file format 42.9 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05
Do something, please & Climate costs   (60 Seconds - .JPG file format 37.1 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05
Green by order   (letter - .JPG file format 111 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05
Your editorial replays the usual pot-pourri of....   (letter - .JPG file format 97 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05
On almost every river in the....   (letter - .JPG file format 54.9 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 04/06/05

Dow Jones Newswires   New Zealand
Meridian Energy to unveil NZ$350M wind farm project   (article - web link)

'Scoop' Independent News   New Zealand
Greenpeace welcomes plan for biggest wind farm   (article - web link)

timesunion.com   USA
Paper mills expand use of wind power   (article - web link)

News & Star   Cumbria, UK 31/05/05
New row over giant turbines   (article - web link)

The Whitehaven News   Cumbria, UK
Storm over wind farm plan   (article - web link)

The Telegraph   online edition
The good life: city or country?
A survey published last year about low-frequency noise made by wind farms causing illness is mentioned.   (article - web link)
Does anyone know where this survey can be accessed?
Wind farms 'make people sick who live up to a mile away   (article - web link 25/01/04)
This is the Telegraph's January 2004 report on Dr Amanda Harry and Dr Bridget Osborne's survey.

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3rd June 2005

The Telegraph   online edition
Setback for PM on air travel emissions   (article - web link)

The Times   online edition
Top adviser quits 'bleeding obvious' nuclear committee   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   uk edition online
Station's 100m emissions revamp   (article - web link)
Plans to build more wind turbines in County Durham   (article - web link) 02/06/05
Climate Change  from the BBC Weather Centre (web link)

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Companies urged to 'think green'   (article - web link)
AMs scared to speak up   (letter - web link)
Sea change in tide of opinion   (large article - .JPG file format 221 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 03/06/05

Swansea Bay
Hydro-Power Swansea Bay could be the site of Britain's first tidal lagoon if an environmental company's vision can gain support from the Assembly.
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 03/06/05

Hampstead & Highgate Express   online edition
Town hall airs its bid for rooftop wind farm   (article - web link)

NewstalkZB  Auckland: online edition
Meridian not negotiating over wind farm   (article - web link)

Western Mail
Nuclear London   (letter - .JPG file format 32.2 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 03/06/05
Bureaucratic flap   (letter - .JPG file format 51.3 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 03/06/05

Discovery Channel   online edition (various dates)
Britain to burn grass for energy   (article - web link)
Sea level changes faster than thought   (article - web link)
UN: Africa faces food crisis under global warming   (article - web link)
Ancient fossil fuels caused Jurassic warming   (article - web link)
Study: Antarctic glaciers retreating   (article - web link)

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4th June 2005

BBC NEWS   uk edition online
Changing planet revealed in atlas   (report - web link)
Planet under pressure   (6-part report - web links)

Seaside News ~ June Issue   (A Porthcawl, S.Wales monthly publication)
These are response letters to one pro-wind letter published in the May issue.

Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 1   (letter - .JPG file format 75.1 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005
Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 2   (letter - .JPG file format 56.2 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005
Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 3   (letter - .JPG file format 75 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005
Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 4   (letter - .JPG file format 64.8 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005
Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 5   (letter - .JPG file format 86.9 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005
Pro Windfarm Letter [May Issue] - Response 6   (letter - .JPG file format 78.4 Kb)
Copyright Seaside News June Issue 2005

Western Mail   online edition
"Take care with the facts" & "Lighter energy"
Scroll down the WM web page to the 6th & 7th letters   (two letters - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
Wind power, not nuclear   (letter - .JPG file format 16.2 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 04/06/05

Williamsport Sun-Gazette   online
Students reject wind farm   (report - web link)

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Sunday 5th June 2005

NEWS.scotsman.com   Scotland on Sunday online
Build wind farms off coast, urges adviser   (article - web link)

The Sunday Times   Scotland online
Grouse under threat from global warming   (article - web link)

ABC7 NEWS   California USA
PG&E shows off wind power advances   (article - web link)

STLtoday.com   St. Louis USA
Wind power gets another whirl   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
Waste woes that bias our energy debates   (article - web link)

Times Record News   Washington online
Oil shale deposits generate new buzz as energy source   (article - web link)

The Sunday Telegraph   online edition
"Those born on Skye are shunned if they say anything against the wind farm.
They no longer exist"
  (article - web link)

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty   online edition
The Answer is (not) Blowin' in the Wind   (Acton Commentary - web link)
CV of Anthony B. Bradley, Research Fellow   (CV - web link)
Anthony B. Bradley radio interview on Wind Power   (05/01/05 audio web link)
Download or listen online to a 30 minute radio interview (8.04 MB)
RealPlayer or Winamp or a similar audio program is needed.

Council for Science and Technology   online
An Electricity Supply Strategy for the UK - May 2005   (web link)
Downloadable .PDF document (176 KB)

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6th June 2005

Western Mail   online edition
Wind farm illness   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 4th letter

The Times   online edition
Blair confident of change of climate in White House   (article - web link)

The Press and Journal   online edition
And now for number seven...   (article - web link)
Former Minister delivers broadside   (article - web link)
All Energy and the French Referendum   (article - web link)
National Park Guardians raise serious doubts over windfarms   (article - web link)
Offshore windfarm gets go-ahead   (article - web link)

Daily Mirror   online edition
Windfarm seal alert   (article - web link)

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7th June 2005

philly.com   online edition - Associated Press
Study: Bats killed at wind turbine sites   (article - web link)

pennlive.com   online edition - News Flash
Study: 2,600 bats were killed by the whirling blades of wind turbines during a six-week period last year   (article - web link)

5kdsdk.com   online edition
State, private developers study wind energy in Missouri   (article - web link)

The Australian   online edition - Science & Nature
Argument over alternatives turns nuclear   (article - web link)

ecologist-online   01/03/2004
The Alison Hill (BWEA) v Ann West (Country Guardian, vice-chairperson) debate   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
Pupils go for Green   (article - web link)

Raves not to be feared   (letter - web link)

Tony Blair's backyard   (letter - web link)

This is London  
Workers urged to save energy   (article - web link)

Bloomberg.com   Europe
Royal Dutch/Shell Group, E.ON AG and partners plan world's largest wind farm in UK  
(article - web link)

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8th June 2005

FT.com   Financial Times UK - online edition
Biggest wind farm could power one in four London homes   (article - web link)

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
Plans for World's Largest Wind Farm Submitted   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
G8 scientists tell Bush: Act now - or else   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Welsh boffins to probe climate mysteries   (article - web link)
Ofgem's figures   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to Dr John Etherington's excellent letter of reply to
Neil Crumpton (FoE)

Sustainable Development Commission (SDC)   online edition 19/05/05
Media Stories: Wind power in the UK   (reports - web link)
Facilities to download free copies of
(1)   The full SDC report, "Wind Power in the UK"
(2)   SDC booklet, "Wind Power: Your Questions Answered"
(3)   View case studies.
SDC Forum: Wind power in the UK   (online forum - web link)

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (O.I.E.S.)   online edition
Wind Power in the UK: Has the Sustainable Development Commission Got it Right?
(Oxford Energy Comment May 2005 - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
Cancer specialist warns women on power lines risk   (article - web link)
Assembly Members Power Overthrown   (letter - web link)

Carmarthen Journal
Wind turbines at Blaengwen. Alltwalis   (Brechfa Forest News - .JPG file format 63 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 08/06/05

South Wales Guardian
Deal with Betws Park, Mr Evans   (letter - .JPG file format 48.2 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 08/06/05
It's the money men who back turbines   (letter - .JPG file format 60.9 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 08/06/05

BBC NEWS   World Edition - online
Wind farms pose low risk to birds   (Report on a new study - web link)

Guardian Unlimited   Environment - online edition
World's biggest wind farm plan 'threatens seabirds'   (article - web link)

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9th June 2005

Enviroment Agency   - online edition
The state of the environment in England and Wales today   (article - web link)

Friends of the Earth   Press Release - online
Future Generations Will Pay The Price If Anti-Wind Lobby Succeed   (Press Release - web link)

New Scientist   online
British conservationist to lose posts after climate claim   (article - web link)
Global warming is a 'clear and increasing threat'   (article - web link)

News & Star   online edition
'Electricity is too expensive from turbines'   (article - web link)
Schemes like Whinash would help stop this   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Housing, fuel and power   (article - web link)

The Gower Society Newsletter
Wind Turbines   (article - .JPG file format 63 Kb)
Copyright The Gower Society Newsletter April 2005

'BIRDS' - the RSPB magazine
Save the Lewis Peatlands  
(3 page article + high graphic content - .PDF file format 547 Kb)
Copyright The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds magazine, Summer 2005
SOCME wish to thank Mr Ioan Richard, County Councillor for the City and County of Swansea, for his contribution to this web page of the contents from the Gower Society News letter and the RSPB magazine article.

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10th June 2005

Daily Telegraph   - online edition
'Gas guzzlers' to escape steeper road charge   (article - web link)
And just for the 'hell' of it....
Look what the wind's blown in   (article - web link)
Government attacked as 'gutless' over environment   (article - web link)

NEWS.scotsman.com   - online edition
And another one - just for the 'hell' of it...
Cannabis Farms Discovered by Energy Investigators   (article - web link)

Western Mail   - online edition
Campaigners call report propaganda   (article - web link)
It might be the weather that is to blame but here's another one, just for the 'hell' of it, which proves that "council planners" simply cannot be trusted.
'Wrong map' led to council mistake   (article - web link)

The Independent   - online edition
Secret radioactive waste dump sites disclosed   (article - web link)
UK's top scientist delivers stinging attack on Government's environmental record.   (article - web link)

Kommersant - New Russia's First Independent Newspaper   - online edition
Praying for the Wind   (article - web link)

The Times   - online edition
No evidence of raised cancer risk at nuclear power sites   (article - web link)
Letters to the Editor   (3 letters - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
Turbines not killer mines   (letter - .JPG file format 23.4 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 10/06/05

Open Spaces Society   Summer Magazine 2005
Massive Intrusion   (article - .JPG file format 42.4 Kb)
Copyright Open Spaces Society - Summer 2005
Wind turbines   (article - .JPG file format 15.1 Kb)
Copyright Open Spaces Society - Summer 2005
Wind at Whinash   (article - .JPG file format 18.1 Kb)
Copyright Open Spaces Society - Summer 2005
Right to ride   (article - .JPG file format 33 Kb)
Copyright Open Spaces Society - Summer 2005
The Practice of Hefting   (Handy book advertisement - .JPG file format 38.1 Kb)
Copyright Open Spaces Society - Summer 2005

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11th June 2005

The Chattanoogan.com   - online edition
Senator Alexander: Environmentally Responsible Wind Power Act   (article - web link)

Forbes.com   - Madrid (AFX)
Gamesa wins two wind turbine contracts worth over 17million Euros   (article - web link)

Casper Star Tribune  
Twin Falls County approves wind farm permits   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
300M Power Station generates much trouble   (article - web link)
Wales really behind wind   (article - .JPG file format 133 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 11/06/05

embrace the revolution   BWEA web pages
Nine out of ten people in Northern Ireland back wind farms, says new poll   (article - web link)
Three quarters of Scots back wind farms, says new poll   (article - web link)

BBC Radio 4   'You & Yours' 10/06/05
Whinash Windfarm Inquiry
Friends of the Earth campaigner Jill Perry and Dr Kaye Little of the Cefn Croes Action Group give their views on the proposal   (audio - web link)
The free 'RealPlayer' software is required to listen to the audio track
If you experience difficulty listening to the audio track, please see Audio Help

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Sunday 12th June 2005

The Independent   online edition
Nuclear waste: the 1,000-year fudge   (article - web link)
Alan Johnson: From Rover to Royal Mail to radioactive leaks...   (article - web link)

journalnow.com   online edition
Bush tells Congress to act on energy bill   (article - web link)

roanoke.com   online edition
Twisting in the wind over energy   (article - web link)

The Observer   Magazine - online edition
On with the wind   (article - web link)

The Sunday Times   Scotland - online edition
'Global warming' is melting our brains
Page 1  Page 2   (article - web link)

The Sunday Telegraph   business section - online edition
Government energy policy is 'incoherent'   (article - web link)
Warmer, wetter and better (or the good news that the climate change lobby doesn't want you to hear)
(article - web link)

Scotland on Sunday   online edition
Phasing out nuclear power will fuel blackouts, says expert   (article - web link)

Chicago Tribune   online edition
Harvesting the wind   (article - web link)

Supplied by an anti-wind power campaigner  
Many of you might have already seen or read DTI press releases on wind power or renewable energy but I've now received a web link from Caroline (Porthcawl) which I have found to be extremely useful. It allows you to download information on renewable energy; but more importantly it provides the advice that is given to wind power developers on planning issues, wind turbine noise issues, etc. etc.
In other words: A "How to do it" for wind power developers.
If anyone has the time and commitment to sift through the mass of information available on this web page link, I'm sure that much ammunition against wind power would be found.
The "Renewable Energy Programme" publications   (downloads - web link)

It has been pointed out to me by Caroline (Porthcawl) that in the "Commercialisation" section of the above web link supplied by her, there is one DTI report entitled "Lessons from Awel Aman Tawe". I have had a quick read of some of this 127 page document and I certainly believe that it could be of assistance to the Tairgwaith Action Group (TAG) and the Rhiwfawr Action Group (RAG) because it covers in detail such items as...

4. OPPOSITION TO THE PROJECT.

  • 4.1   Why Tairgwaith?
  • 4.2   The Development of the Tairgwaith Action Group
  • 4.3   Opposition objections and approach
  • 4.3.1   Undermining the people involved in the project
  • 4.3.2   Undermining the consultation process
  • 4.3.3   Undermining the wind farm itself
....plus much more. This report was prepared for the DTI by E.Hinshelwood and D McCullum of Awel Aman Tawe.
It can be seen or downloaded at
Lessons from Awel Aman Tawe Community Wind Farm Project   (.PDF file format 1.12 MBytes)

Country Guardian and Wind-Farm.org are the two world-leading web sites in the fight against the wind power industry's public scam and as such are 'must reads' and should be bookmarked for frequent visits. There is however, another excellent information web site called warmwell.com which is an invaluable source of media 'items' on wind power issues from across the UK.
Well worth 'bookmarking' on your Internet browser!!

The Seattle Times   Nation & World   online edition
Official in flap over global warming quits   (article - web link)

THE AGE   online edition
Global warming cyclical, says climate expert   (article - web link)

Guardian Unlimited   The Observer - 'Business' - online edition
Bury CO2 at sea, says DTI   (article - web link)
Sweeter by the gallon   (article - web link)

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13th June 2005

ePolitix.com  
Law predicts fall of 'Nazi' Welsh government   (article - web link)

Crucifying Wales  
Open letter to Welsh politicians   (letter - .JPG file format 63.3 Kb)
Copyright Mark Duchamp, 'Iberica 2000' - 13/06/05

Altamont Pass turbine fire

"Windmill-ignited fires targeted"
LIVERMORE - The Alameda County zoning administrator approved strict new measures Wednesday to prevent grass fires sparked by Altamont Pass windmills, just as firefighters battled a searing windmill blaze off Vasco Road.
County officials in Hayward could not have known how timely their decision was.
An afternoon grass fire sparked by a turbine charred 10 acres in southeastern Contra Costa County, melting the windmill's machinery. At one point the turbine itself burst into flames and had to be doused by several helicopter passes.
The fire was not extraordinary. Last year, about 40 fires swept through the Altamont Pass, fraying the nerves of landowners and firefighters alike.
"Living out there, it just sends a chill down my spine." said Darryl Museller, a homeowner in the Altamont and an ardent windmill opponent.
About 90 percent of the fires last year were started by the windmills."

Southern Christian University (SCU)  
Plan for wind turbines divides people in Highland County   (article - web link)

Pantagraph.com   online edition
Review: Wind power will bring jobs   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
Global warming: the US contribution in figures   (article - web link)

News.scotsman.com   online edition
Leak raises nuclear power doubts   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
nPower has misled you   (letter - .JPG file format 166 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 13/06/05

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14th June 2005

NewsWales   online edition
Wales contributes to soaring CO2 emissions   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   World Edition - online
Backing for deep carbon storage   (article - web link)
Plus "How the carbon capture scheme would work"   (video - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Scientists to monitor life beneath the sea   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
Britain is becoming over-reliant on imported gas, warns Ernst & Young   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
I am appalled by some politicians...   (letter - .JPG file format 37.6 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 14/06/05
It's good to see domestic wind...   (letter - .JPG file format 88.8 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 14/06/05

Port Lincoln Times   Australia - online edition
Last wind farm turbine goes up   (article - web link)

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15th June 2005

TIMES ONLINE   Britain
Greenhouse gases may be stored in former oil fields   (article - web link)
Race against waste   (leading articles - web link)

The Telegraph   online edition
Global energy use has hit 20-year high, says BP   (business - web link)
North Sea CO2 storage scheme is 'expensive and illegal'   (business - web link)
Thinking on CO2 is lost in the deep   (City comment - web link)

BUSINESS.scotsman.com   online edition
Apocalyptic vision for North Sea oil   (article - web link)
How Britain slipped up over North Sea oil   (article - web link)
Ministers to spend 40m on plan to store waste gas under sea   (article - web link)

USA TODAY   online edition   14/06/05
Yes, globe is warming, even if Bush denies it   (Editorial/Opinion - web link)

seattlepi.com   online edition
White House spins global warming   (Opinion - web link)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette   online edition
Exxon makes a cold calculation on global warming   (article - web link)

NEWS.com.au   online edition
Huge wind-farm to go ahead   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
City seeks access opinions   (article - web link)
Cat's out of the bag now   (letter - .JPG file format 64.7 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 15/06/05
Jamie Jones of....   (letter - .JPG file format 43.5 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 15/06/05

Carmarthen Journal  
Thinking globally   (letter - .JPG file format 81.5 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 15/06/05
'Wind farms put tourism in peril'   (article - .JPG file format 142 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 15/06/05
Turbine presentation   (Brechfa Forest News - .JPG file format 52.7 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 15/06/05
New windfarm battle looms   (article - .JPG file format 105 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal - Lampeter & Llandysul Edition 15/06/05
Hi 'Pinkie'.... Many thanks for the last article.

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16th June 2005

ABC NEWS ONLINE  
Traditional owners condemn wind farm opening   (article - web link)

The Daily Telegraph   Australia
Wind farm opens   (article - web link)

PM 1600   Australian online radio
Wind farm controversial source of energy in western Victoria   (article - web link)

Melbourne Herald Sun  
Wind protest in vane   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition 15/06/05
Business Analysis: BNFL leak leaves Tony Blair's nuclear ambitions in disarray  
(article - web link)

The Guardian   online edition
Bush's climate row aide joins oil giant   (article - web link)

NewScientist.com   online edition
Wind turbines a breeze for migrating birds   (article - web link)
How not to deal with nuclear waste   (Editorial - web link)
Politics left UK nuclear waste plans in disarray   (article - web link)

AGI online   Italy - 15/06/05
Falck: Tomorrow opens the biggest wind park in UK   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   UK Edition
Huge onshore windfarm is opened   (article - web link)
Support for more wind farms   13/07/2004 (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
UK's largest wind farm opens in Wales   (article - web link)
The gullible Welsh   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to read Ioan's wife's letter

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
New wind farm poll sparks storm   (article - web link)
Wind farms pointless   (letter - .JPG file format 38.4 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 16/06/05
People who support....   (letter - .JPG file format 22.9 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 16/06/05

The Citizens Voice.com   online edition
Study will determine effect of wind turbines on bats   (article - web link)

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17th June 2005

The Herald   Glasgow, Scotland   online edition
New wave energy project to create 40 island jobs   (article - web link)
G8 cold shoulder on global warming   (2 page article - web link)

The Belfast Telegraph DIGITAL   online edition
New wind farm to rise up south of Belleek   (article - web link)

Ballarat Courier   Victoria, Australia.   online edition
Wind farm costs 'unfair'   (article - web link)

The Evening Times   Little Falls, New York.   online edition
Town Council wants moratorium on wind turbines   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Trickle of power   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 8th letter.

From toolbags to first woman power plant boss   (article + photo - .JPG file format 184 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 17/06/05

YAHOO Finance   online edition
Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc recorded its first commercial sale   (press release - web link)

SFGate.com  
Town battles senator over wind power   (AP Breaking News - web link)

THE AUSTRALIAN   online edition
Power of silent protest over wind farm   (article - web link)

The Seattle Times   online edition
Senate changes energy focus   (article - web link)

Chicago Tribune   online edition
Renewable energy bill clears Senate   (article - web link)

The Scotsman   online edition
Global warming threat 'being downgraded' for G8   (article - web link)

Financial Times   online edition
G8 draft climate text watered down   (Reuters article - web link)

Channel 4 News   online edition 16/06/05
Leaked document waters down climate change
Page 1   Page 2
(2 page article + download facility of the 'leaked' document - web links)

I-Newswire.com   Press Release Centre
New findings show a slow recovery from extreme global warming....   (press release - web link)

BBC.co.uk   mid Wales
The BBC asked... "Mid Wales has the biggest concentration of wind farms in the whole of Britain.
Is this a cause for celebration or commiseration?"
Responses to the BBC question   ( web link)
Wind Farms: The key issues - and how to influence what happens  
(Wind farms: an iCan briefing - web link)

This BBC iCan briefing leads to many more interesting web pages.
'Quick fix' row at 50m wind farm   (article - web link - 16/06/05)
In Pictures: Cefn Croes wind farm   (photo gallery - web link - 16/06/05)
Hi 'Pinkie'.... Once again.. Many thanks for the BBC web links.

BBC NEWS   World Edition
Repair work after wind farm blow   (article - web link)

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18th June 2005

Hexham Courant   Northumberland UK - online edition
Turbines in the wind for Plenmeller   (article - web link)

netcomposites  
British Gas to sell household wind turbines   (Newsroom article - web link)
UK's Flagship offshore wind farm project comes a step closer   (Newsroom article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post  
City warms to battle   (article - web link)
540,000 to aid rare species   (article - web link)
Although the next item isn't wind turbines, I have included it because, if the planners have so much concern about how a sign would damage the character and appearance of Wind Street in Swansea, I just hope that they will think the same way about the damage that 34 wind turbines would make to the character and appearance of Mynydd-y-Gwair.
Sign Objection   (article - web link)
Lagoons not the answer   (letter - web link)

"Rebecca's Daughters Arise Again"
Rebecca's Daughters

Rebecca's Daughters
"Let's get at those damned wind turbines?"

Western Mail  
Lame brain thinking   (letter - .JPG file format 39 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 18/06/05
Climate change   (letter - .JPG file format 84.5 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 18/06/05

Renewable Energy ACCESS   online edition   17/06/05
United Kingdom reaches 1000 MW wind barrier   (article - web link)

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition   17/06/05
Inquiry into Europe's largest wind farm ends   (article - web link)

TIMES ONLINE   World News
Bush blows cold on global warming   (article - web link)

All Headline News   online edition 17/06/05
Global warming is heating things up for Blair   (article - web link)

Los Angeles Times Business   online edition
Failed energy firm to pay Mirant $23 million   (in brief/courts - web link)

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Sunday 19th June 2005

For what it's worth
Grampian TV 'north tonight'   online edition
New controversy in wind farm debate   (article + video clips - web link)

Sunday Mail 'NEWS.com.au'   online edition
No go for wind farm at Victor   (article - web link)

Wales on Sunday   online edition
TV's Sian in storm over new wind farm   (article - web link)

TIMES ONLINE   online edition
A timely warning to those of us who use the Internet
Beware: You have mail   (article - web link 16/06/05)

The Sunday Times - Business - online edition
"High oil prises are here to stay"
Page 1   Page 2   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
Isn't this just typical of the 'potato-head' politicians in control of our destinies?
Leak of secret plan to protect G8 leaders sparks security alert   (article - web link)
Hi-tech military sonar systems 'are killing Britain's whales and dolphins'   (article - web link)
40m plan to 'store' greenhouse gases   (article - web link 14/06/05)

The Observer   online edition
New US move to spoil climate accord   (article - web link)
How high-pressure politics threatens action on climate   (article - web link)
How carbon causes global warming   (article - web link)

The Guardian   online edition
The world in the 2050s - 'Assuming business as usual'   (special report - web link)

Fuel Cell Today   online edition
Hydrogen-powered Hebrides could pioneer energy research   (article - web link 16/06/05)

EV World   online edition
Wind Power: Exotic no more   (article - web link 17/06/05)

Environment News Service   online edition
Senate Approves National Renewable Energy Standard   (article - web link 17/06/05)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette   online edition
Bush's energy bill headed for passage   (article - web link)

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20th June 2005

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press   online edition
Public could own piece of wind turbine   (article - web link)

Triodos Bank   online edition
1 million milestone reached for renewable energy   (press release - web link)
Your Investments - Triodos Renewables   (prospectus request - web link)

Today   online edition
Southeast Asia's first wind farm launched   (article - web link)

EITB   Spain - online edition
Gamesa supplies 9 latest generation wind turbines to wind farms in Albacete   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   World Edition
Cleaner energy plans unveiled   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Whirling dervishes   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 6th letter

Air sector pledges to cut pollution   (article - web link)

The Northern Echo   online edition
Defence chiefs oppose turbines   (article - web link)

OilVoice   online edition
Australia's Largest wind farm opened   (Press Release - web link)

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21st June 2005

Times Press   online edition
Wind farm developer 'encouraged' by data gathered   (article - web link)

Grand Forks Herald.com   online edition
Second wind farm planned north of Bismarck   (article - web link)

ABC NEWS   online edition
Wind farm electricity generation on target   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
'A nuclear dump in my neighbourhood'   &   'An ill wind'   (letters - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 1st and 4th letters

The Bismarck Tribune   online edition
Wind turbine project in Burleigh County   (letter - web link)

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Managing beauty   (article - web link)
Wind turbine factory opens   (letter - web link)
Be wary of wind farms   (letter - web link)
Omens are an ill wind   (letter - web link)
'Route map' for more eco turbines   (article + photo - .JPG file format 138 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 21/06/05

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22nd June 2005

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Wildlife boom to be probed   (article - web link)
Survey blow for turbine farm   (article - .JPG file format 74 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 22/06/05

Lakeland Radio   online edition
Whinash wind farm latest...   (article - web link)

Carmarthen Journal
People feel powerless   (letter - .JPG file format 106 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 22/06/05
Very sad day for Wales   (letter - .JPG file format 103 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 22/06/05
Be realistic on energy   (letter - .JPG file format 64.5 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 22/06/05
A recipe for disaster   (letter - .JPG file format 54.4 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 22/06/05
Brechfa Forest News   (article - .JPG file format 42.5 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 22/06/05

Western Mail   online edition
The real Nimbys   (letters - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 4th letter

telegraph.co.uk   property: online edition
On the level: I asked for a wind turbine but all I got was hot air   (article - web link)

The Reporter   Fond Du Lac, USA: online edition
Wind energy project supporters, foes hope to influence decision   (article - web link)

Star Tribune   Casper, USA: online edition
BLM pushes wind projects   (article - web link)

News & Star   online edition
Artist puts Whinash in artistic perspective   (article - web link)

CNW GROUP   online edition
2005 already a record year for Canada's wind energy industry   (article - web link)

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23rd June 2005

News Wales   online edition 15/06/05
Call for more windfarms as Cefn Croes opens   (article - web link)

Cambrian News  
Consternation as windfarm site is found to be emitting carbon dioxide  
(Exclusive - large article + photo - .JPG file format 346 Kb)
Copyright Cambrian News 23/06/05
How many local jobs as a result of Cefn Croes development?  
(letter - .JPG file format 84.7 Kb)
Copyright Cambrian News 23/06/05
'A sad day for Wales'  
(letter - .JPG file format 50.1 Kb)
Copyright Cambrian News 23/06/05
'Easiest, cheapest solution'  
(letter - .JPG file format 50.4 Kb)
Copyright Cambrian News 23/06/05
Saddened by increase in wind farms  
(letter - .JPG file format 39.4 Kb)
Copyright Cambrian News 23/06/05

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
The Lagoon   (letter - web link)
'Negligible' Humor   (letter - web link)
It is regrettable enough that....   (letter - .JPG file format 26.8 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 23/06/05
Targets for wind power 'misguided'   (article - .JPG file format 218 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 23/06/05
Balance needed in wind debate  
South Wales Evening Post 'Opinion' (Editorial - .JPG file format 47.7 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 23/06/05

Western Mail   online edition
Turbine legacy & Assembly fairy tales   (letters - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 3rd & 4th letters

North Wales Daily Post   David Banks Column 21/06/05
Sian should be left alone to talk wind  
(article + photo - .JPG file format 193 Kb)
Copyright North Wales Daily Post 21/06/05
Click on this to e-mail the Daily Post editor

ic NorthWales in association with Holyhead Anglesey Mail   online edition 21/06/05
The wind and waves should power Wales   (article - web link)

Cape Cod Times   online edition
Wind power subsidy survives   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   World Edition
Hopes for home power generation   (article - web link)

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
Minister predicts energy self-sufficient homes   (article - web link)
Global Warming 'Could Trigger Ice Age' - Scientists   (article - web link)

Reuters UK   online edition
Bush set to shun G8 allies on global warming   (article - web link)
Blair seeks G8 fight against global warming   (article - web link)

CNSNEWS.COM   online edition
Senate defeats global warming amendment   (article - web link)

Keloland Television   online edition
New power lines approved for wind farms   (article - web link)

Forbes.com   online edition
Vestas Wind Systems wins orders for 20 Spanish wind turbines   (article - web link)

EnviroSpin Watch   Weblog
Professor Emeritus Philip Stott's Weblog   (web link)
A source of articles covering environmental issues and a vast archive of material going back to 28th September 2003.

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24th June 2005

New Scientist  
Give wind a chance   (letter - .JPG file format 75.6 Kb)
Copyright New Scientist 25/06/05

Western Mail   online edition
Powerless to stop   (letter - web link)
Letter from Dr Kaye Little of the Cefn Croes Action Group
Scroll down the WM web page to the 8th letter

Forecasters warn of flash floods   (article - web link)
The Environment   (message from a young person - web link)

Renewable Energy Access   online edition
Offshore wind power design project seeks answers   (article - web link)

The Boston Society of Architects   USA online edition
Windscape Design Competition   (article - web link)

NBC5i.com   Dallas, USA online edition
Irish Company To Build Wind Farm in Texas   (article - web link)

Times Argus   USA online edition
24 wind turbines proposed in Sheffield   (article - web link)

National Geographic News   online edition
New Study Weighs Promises, Pitfalls of Hydrogen Cars   (2 page article - web link)

Greenock Telegraph Scotland   online edition
Wind farm off to Greece - by sea   (article - web link)

The Inquirer   online edition
Nuclear power plant leaks   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Desperate Measures   (letter - web link)
With Friends Like These   (letter - web link)

News.scotsman.com   online edition
Councillors quit over wind farm   (letter - web link)

Mother Earth News.com   online edition
Energy Flashes  
Scroll down the web page to the..
"There are definitely some bugs in wind-energy technology" report
(April 1984 report - web link)

Simpler Solar Power   (June 2005 report - web link)

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25th June 2005

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
'Gas increases no-one has ever seen before'   (Major article - web link)
Soaring oil prices prompt airline to raise their fares   (article - web link)

Yahoo Financial News   online edition
Airtricity expands into US energy marketplace with $270 million wind farm development project
(article - web link)

Renewable Energy Access   online edition
Anti-wind measure voted down by US Senate   (article - web link)

The London Free Press   Canada; online edition
Power grid groans under heat wave   (article - web link)

CBS News   USA; online edition
Polluting plants get court backing   (article - web link)

CBS News   Canada; online edition
Ballard Power to sell fuel cell unit to Ford   (article - web link)


"A jovial Toll Gate Keeper"
toll gate keeper

Rebecca's Daughters
A Daughter of Rebecca & 'yours truly'

Rebecca and her daughters:
'Rebecca' had been a protest against those hardships that seemed to have interfered with the traditional order of life in West Wales. It was a reaction against what was regarded as injustice and, following the traditional custom of 'ceffyl pren'.

The 'Ceffyl Pren'
Rebecca and her daughters acted out a pantomine at the toll-gates in the style of the Ceffyl Pren, an ancient form of local justice. A large crowd gathered, dressed in a variety of garments, faces blackened, and armed with the usual array of weaponry they walked up to a toll-gate. During attacks, one farmer would take the lead as Rebecca and others would act as her Daughters. They halted a few yards short of the gate and Rebecca - stooped, hobbling and leaning like an old woman on 'her' blackthorn stick - walked up to the gate. 'Her' sight apparently failing her, she reached out with her stick and touched the gate. Rebecca seemed greatly surprised that her progress along the road should be interrupted.

Rebecca:   (feeling the gate with her stick) "Children, there is something put here. I cannot go on."
Daughters:   "What is it mother? Nothing should stop your way."
Rebecca:   "I do not know, children. I am old, and cannot see well."
Daughters:  "Shall we come on, mother, and move it out of the way?"
Rebecca:   "Stop; let me see (feeling the gate with her stick). It seems like a great gate put across the road to stop your old mother."
Daughters:   "We will break it, mother. Nothing shall hinder you on your journey."
Rebecca:   "No; let us see, perhaps it will open (feeling the lock). No children. It is bolted and locked, and I cannot go on. What is to be done?"
Daughters:   "It must be taken down, mother, because you and your children must pass."
Rebecca:   "Off with it, then, my children. It has no business here."

The gate was then quickly destroyed and burnt.

Meetings to discuss greviances
An increasingly common occurrence during 1843 were the night-time meetings at which people had a chance to voice their grievances and to discuss possible solutions. Some of these meetings were held in villages as reported in "The Times". The greatest Rebecca meeting was held on Mynydd Sylen above the Gwendraeth Valley in the daytime of 25th August 1843.

The meeting on Mynydd Sylen
The meeting on Mynydd Sylen

'Rebecca and her daughter's' were originally formed to challenge those grievances. At least for a time they had been the representatives of natural justice until their actions attracted firstly, a dangerous radical threat to society, and secondly, the attention of a government prepared to provide a moderate settlement of the worst abuses. As a result, Rebecca disappeared from view to become a proud memory of the Welsh heritage.


Daily Mail   UK; online edition
Wind farms breezing through Britain   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Folks..
That's Dan McCallum of Aman Awel Tawe fame, in the photo. I'm surprised to read that he's actually buying vegetable oil when his cohort Jan Cliff of Sundance Renewables is manufacturing biodiesel from used chip-shop cooking oil.
Veggie car's frying start   (article - web link)
Drivers pay for jump in oil price   (article - web link)

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Sunday 26th June 2005

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
Linklater's Scotland   (article - web link)
Plots, paranoia and Monty Python... inside the world of G8 anarchists   (article - web link)

Angus-Reid Global Scan   online edition
Folks..
This one really puzzles me...
There's the mention of a 20 miles distance, yet when the "Chernobyl Incident" occured, the sheep on the uplands of mid and north Wales were supposedly affected by radioactive fall-out from Chernobyl.
So, where does this 20 miles distance nonsense come into the argument?
Are the British public so niave that they can fall into this more than obvious 'spin-trap' from the wind power industry?

Britons prefer Wind Energy to Nuclear Power   (polls & research - web link)

Bedford Today   online edition
Storm brewing over wind farm   (article - web link)

Eyewitness News   USA: online edition
Army Corps to hire consultant in wind farm review   (article - web link)

Wales on Sunday   online edition
I am amazed that a professional weather forecaster...   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WoS web page to the last letter.

capecodtoday   USA: online edition
The wind at Otis   (article - web link)

CHINAdaily   online edition
China seek to expand international cooperation in conserving energy   (article - web link)

The Independent   online edition
John Houghton: Take the flood tide now   (article - web link)
Outbreaks of freak weather will increase, climate experts warn   (article - web link)

South Wales Evening Post   24/06/05
Summit meeting for Dai   (article - .JPG file format 188 Kb)
"The Mike Witchell Column"
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 24/06/05

Western Morning News   25/06/05 online edition
New facts bolster case against wind   (letter - web link)

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27th June 2005

Aberystwyth Today   15/06/05 online edition
from SRRWWW (SOCME's Roving Reporter in Wild West Wales)
Thank you 'Pinkie' for the link ... Windfarm blows up a storm   (article - web link)

NewstalkZB   New Zealand: online edition
More wind farm plans   (article - web link)

The New Zealand Herald   online edition
Wind farm with 22 turbines planned near Wellington   (article - web link)

Irish Examiner.com   online edition
Wind energy sector to become industry model   (article - web link)

Business World   online edition
Airtricity to invest 1.25bn euro in US   (article - web link)

TIMESONLINE  
Global warming? Thanks all the same, but it's not for us   (Opinion - web link)

Government Business UK   online edition
Millions 'hit by global warming' in the UK   (Report - web link)

cnews   Canada: online edition
Decades-old dream of tidal power resurfaces with new technology   (Report - web link)

Press & Journal   Scotland: online edition
Thousands of objections to Hebridean plan for biggest windfarm in the world
(article - web link)

Forbes.com   AFX News Ltd: online edition
Vestas Wind Systems sees no change in long-term cash resources at year-end
(article - web link)

Vestas in need of capital injection due to severe liquidity problems   (Report - web link)

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28th June 2005

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
D-day for huge wind farm   (article - web link)
Nightmare vision of underwater Britain   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
On wrong road in bid to cut emissions   (article by staff reporter Paddy Rooney - web link)
These industrial carbuncles across our landscape are just ugly
(article by staff reporter Lyndon Davies - web link)
  My apologies for missing this one yesterday.
Target to save forest nearer reach   (article - web link)
I've included the one above because it seems that weather-girl Sian Lloyd is running with the hares and the hounds. Only last week she was applauding wind farms such as the one at Cefn Croes where a huge area was de-forested (admittedly not deciduous trees) and this week she's campaigning to save trees.

Blair refuses to rule out nuclear power  
(article - .JPG file format 42.6 Kb)
Copyright Western Mail 28/06/05

The Independent   online edition
Jeremy Warner's Outlook:
Don't hold your breath on new nuclear build as Government turns lukewarm again
(article - web link)

Business Analysis:
Oil rises to the top of the G10 agenda after fresh spurt in price of a barrel
(article - web link)

My apologies to non Rugby fans but this next item is worth a mention after last Saturday's humiliating defeatd against the 'All Blacks' ...
The Times   online edition
Williams sparkles as Lions post record win   (sports article - web link)

Guardian Unlimited   online edition
Senate Energy Bill faces GOP opposition   (article - web link)
Scientists expect go-ahead for nuclear fusion reactor   (article - web link)

BBC News UK   online edition
France gets nuclear fusion plant   (article - web link)

REUTERS UK   online edition
Nuclear project could solve energy woes - scientist   (article - web link)
An interview with Professor Ian Fells

Fells Associates   web site
Consultants in energy and the environment

BUSINESS WEEK   online edition
Alternate Power: A change is in the wind   (article - web link)

Daily Post   online edition
Cooking the planet by remote control   (Comment 24/06/05 - web link)
Free Speech  
(letter - .JPG file format 62.8 Kb)
Copyright Daily Post 27/06/05

South Wales Evening Post  
Burning truth of energy bills  
(Analysis + photo - .JPG file format 316 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 28/06/05

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29th June 2005

BBC News World Edition   28/06/05
Green light for Lewis wind farm   (article - web link)

The Herald   online edition
Councillors back world's largest wind farm on Lewis   (article - web link)

NEWS.scotsman.com   online edition
Wind farms for Lewis win backing amid mass hostility   (article - web link)

grampian tv   online edition
Lewis wind farm is a step closer   (article + video/audio files - web link)

capecodtoday   online edition
A different view   (article - web link)

Sailing
Sailing among wind turbines
Copyright capecodtoday 29/06/05

South Wales Evening Post  
Bulldozer protest targets wind farm   (article + photo - .JPG file format 217 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 29/06/05
Wind turbine scheme 'rape of mountain'   (article - .JPG file format 84 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Evening Post 29/06/05

Carmarthen Journal  
I'll lie in front of bulldozers   (front page article + photo - .JPG file format 186 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 29/06/05
Bigger and bad for you   (letter - .JPG file format 96.4 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 29/06/05
Wind turbines at Blaengwen, Alltwalis   (Brechfa Forest News - .JPG file format 59.3 Kb)
Copyright Carmarthen Journal 29/06/05

South Wales Guardian  
Wind farm company submits turbine bid   (article + photo - .JPG file format 214 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 29/06/05
Clean energy and tourism don't mix   (letter - .JPG file format 95 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 29/06/05
Turbine policy shortsighted   (letter - .JPG file format 64.1 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 29/06/05
Money in them there wind farms   (letter - .JPG file format 77 Kb)
Copyright South Wales Guardian 29/06/05

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30th June 2005

Lakeland Radio   online edition
Proposals for more wind turbines   (article - web link)

Western Mail   online edition
Polluting my valley   (letter - web link)
Scroll down the WM web page to the 5th letter.

South Wales Evening Post   online edition
Power to Birmingham   (letter - web link)

scotsman.com   online edition
Wind farms get council approval   (article - web link)

BBC NEWS   online edition
Council backs huge wind farm plan   (article - web link)

grampian tv   online edition
Wind farm opponents vow to fight on   (article + video/audio files - web link)

Comhairle nan Eilean Sar   Council web site
Windpower Reports   (downloadable files - web link)
.PDF downloadable files of the Lewis WindPower Report and the Beinn MhorPower Report, which include photos, diagrams, visual impact and collision data.
(5.34 Mbyte .PDF & 3.16 Mbyte .PDF files)

Lewis Wind Farm   Lewis Windpower web site
Reports   (downloadable files - web links)
Full Environmental Statement & Transmission line addendum

Environmental Media Services   online edition
12% of the world's electricity can be supplied by wind   (Press release - web link)
Greenpeace International Press Release

Greenpeace UK   online edition
'Windforce 12'   (web link)

smh.com.au   Australia. online edition
Wind energy could provide12% of needs   (article - web link)
Many thanks to Vikki, mid Wales, for providing this web link.

Friends of Science   online edition
Providing insight into climate science   Calgary, Canada. (web site)
Many thanks to Alwyn, north Wales, for providing the link to this web site.

Pravda   Russia. online edition
Once the constuction of the thermonuclear reactor is finished, it will be able to supply a half of Europe with electric power   (article - web link)

Novosti   Russia. online edition
Reconstruction of Russia's oldest geothermal power station begun   (article - web link)

The Eureka Reporter   USA. online edition
Wind energy look at by fed   (article - web link)

CAMBRIA   Wales.   online edition
Wales's National Magazine

Wind Power Debate   (web link)

Western Morning News   online edition
Bio-fuel firm created to drive change   (article - web link)

canadaeast.com   online edition
New Brunswick Power boosts wind power plans   (article - web link)

Denbighshire Free Press   online edition
European partners go to work in hills   (letter - web link)

Berwick Today   online edition
Wind farm protesters raise water supply fears   (article - web link)

Wind Power Monthly   online edition
This month's focus
The nuclear giant stirs - snd shakes its fist at wind   (article - web link)
Editorial
Nuclear nonsense   (article - web link)


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