Wednesday 24 May 2023

Scots windfarm scandals

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Scots windfarm scandals; energy profiteering putting Scots into poverty

'Dozens of giant turbines at Scots windfarms are being powered by diesel generators. 

The firm said it was forced to act in order to keep the turbines warm during very cold weather.

Labour’s South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said: “The SNP and Greens have proven time and time again they cannot be trusted on environmental issues. Whatever the reasons, having to use diesel generators to de-ice faulty turbines is environmental madness. This level of dishonesty cuts to the very core of the SNP and Green Government where their rhetoric on net zero is very different from the reality."


The chairman of ScottishPower, Spaniard Ignacio Galan, earned over £11million in 2021. He took home the massive package as millions of customers face being plunged into poverty by rocketing fuel costs.

Scottish Power was accused of “unfettered profiteering” after the energy giant raked in £924.6 million in profits during the first six months of 2022. The profits were announced as the cost of electricity and gas has soared plunging thousands of Scots into fuel poverty.


Sixty turbines at Arecleoch Wind farm and 11 at Glenn App near Cairnrayn in South Ayrshire were affacted and connected to six huge diesel generators.

Other technical issues and environmental problems include:
Turbines left operating on half power for long periods due to faulty convertor modules.
Others in “test mode” where they take rather than contribute electricity to the grid.
Over 4000 litres of oil leaked from hydraulic units on turbines and sprayed over the countryside.

The whistleblower said: “Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced.

"Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”


At 24 May 2023 at 22:18 , Blogger WaffleStaffel said...

It looks like Rose of PennyForYourThoughts2 has been de-platformed. I don't know of any alternative site for her. You're the only one left from the original blogroll, girls.


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