Real Time UK Electricity Sources

How is the UK ever going to achieve the stated target of 0% fossil when the real time meters below just how dependent we are on gas and coal?

(Sorry abut the formatting – that’s outside of our control.)

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Wind turbines act like ‘super predators’ changing ecosystems by removing birds of prey


It comes as no great surprise to hear this:

“We find wind farms have emerging impacts that are greatly underestimated.”

The bottom line is that pest populations such as rodents are booming because of wind turbines.   So, rather than benefiting the ecology of  the planet, they are actually destroying it.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/11/05/wind-turbines-act-like-super-predators-changing-ecosystems-removing/

https://www.nature.com/

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NOTICE of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Note date change (was 7/11/2018):

The 2018 AGM will be held in the Blue Lion, Lewdown at

7.30pm on Wednesday, 14th November, 2018.

 

Agenda

Welcome and apologies for absences

Review Minutes of previous meeting

Matters arising from Minutes of previous meeting

  1. Simon H volunteered to provide a zero cost solution to host the web site
  2. Simon H will try and get removed the “site of proposed turbine”  posted on Google
    maps, as this is now out of date information.
  3. The meeting approved the suggestion from the Chairman to donate £25 to MABRAKE
    towards David Gynn’s leaving gift.
  4. The meeting approved the reimbursement to Nick for the web site fees
  5. Chairman’s Report

Treasurer’s report as to finances, giving income and expenditure, present balances held, forecasts as to future cash flow and needs.

Any Other Business

  1. Proposed extension of Tamar AONB,
  2. Mabrake volunteers
  3. GDPR
  4. SALTAG future plans
  5. Voting for Officers
  6. Other items, at discretion of the Chairman.
  7. Announcements (if any)
  8. Conclusion of business including the date, time and location of the next meeting.
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Tamar Valley AONB

The Tamer Valley AONB latest management plan in now at the public consultation stage.  Comments may be may made up until Nov 16th 2018.

The documents and comment form can be found at the Tamar Valley AONB website.

To submit a response, download this form from the Tamar Valley AONB web site, complete it as best you can but in particular please show your support of adding areas to the AONB in the section entitled “Protected Landscapes review process”.  Once complete save your changes and email the saved form to enquiries@tamarvalley.org.uk.

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Bats Attracted to Wind Turbines

Recent research by the University of Exeter has demonstrated that bats are attracted to the red lights on wind turbines.  Extrapolated, they estimate that wind turbines are killing 80,000 bats each year.

80,000 bats culled annually by wind farms.

 

 

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‘Excessive’ green taxes are forcing up fuel bills, official review finds

Green taxes will cost the average household almost £150 from next year, according to energy firms.

Prof Helm said this was “significantly higher than it needs to be” to meet the Government’s objectives of cutting down on the use of fossil fuels and 
promoting renewable energy.

He was asked to undertake the research after Theresa May, the Prime Minister, vowed to tackle “rip-off” bills. However, the industry expert placed the blame on the Government’s own policies.

“Significant institutional reform” should be brought in to reduce the Government’s role and allow the market to function efficiently, Prof Helm said.

‘Excessive’ green taxes are forcing up fuel bills, official review finds

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2017 AGM Blue Lion 7:30pm Thurday 2nd November

Just a quick announcement for the SALTAG Annual General Meeting.

Agenda – SALTAG

The Blue Lion, 7:30pm Nov 2nd 2017

  1. Welcome and apologies for absences

  2. Review Minutes of previous meeting

  3. Matters arising from Minutes of previous meeting

    1. Progress on working with local Parish Councils to help formulate a neighbourhood plan.

  4. Chairman’s Report

  5. Treasurer’s report as to finances, giving income and expenditure, present balances held, forecasts as to future cash flow and needs.

  6. Any Other Business

    1. Belated contribution to David Gynn’s leaving gift.

    2. Voting for Officers

    3. Other items, at discretion of the Chairman.

  7. Announcements (if any)

  8. Conclusion of business including the date, time and location of the next meeting.

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Britain facing energy crisis that could see families pay extra to keep the lights on while neighbours ‘sit in the dark’

We have been warning about this.  Now it looks like it is going to happen. Renewable energy supplies are so unreliable that you might need to pay even more on top of the subsidy you already pay to have a reliable supply.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/11/britain-facing-energy-crisis-could-could-see-families-pay-extra/

 

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The Destruction of Reliable Energy Supplies

The obsession with global warming will put the lights out all over Britain – The Telegraph

We are destroying our sources of secure energy as windless Wednesday showed this week

The Destruction of Reliable Energy Supplies

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Message From Longcross AG re Cardwelll

Hello everybody,

This is just a short note to say thanks to you for writing in to W.D.B.C. to oppose the wind turbine application at Cardwell Farm. Without your help and support the result could have been very different. As a small hamlet we had to rely on your support and you came through; all of us are grateful to you for taking the time and effort to do this.

It goes to show that working together we can achieve things and with organisations like SALTAG to help us along we can be a force to be reckoned with. Our thanks to you all once again and if friends and family wrote in but do not look at the MABRAKE or SALTAG site please pass our thanks to them too.

Andy Harrap on behalf of Longcross Action Group.

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