Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whale song

An interesting article about whale songs in the New Scientist... near the end there is a mention of the fact that some species are panicked by the sonar waves emitted from naval vessels...

Will Greenpeace turn its back on the whales when all the proposed offshore turbines are being built?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wonderful news!

Proposals for windfarms along the southern fringes of Exmoor by Coronation Power (4 turbines) and Airtricity (9 turbines) have been REFUSED AT APPEAL.

More to come on this.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The March of The Tripods

This is St. Peter's Church, built by St Cedd in AD 654 at Bradwell, Essex. It is one of the oldest churches in the country, and was painted for us by Anne Pluckrose during the 2005 "Paint it while it's there" Day.

The people of Bradwell have campaigned valiantly to save this unique peninsula from industrial blight but it seems that they have lost their long battle to stop the remorseless destruction being imposed upon their much-loved village. The government is determined to have its way, and giant Tripod-like structures striding across the last unspoilt areas of England, Scotland and Wales will be its appalling legacy. (If you have not read John Christopher's book, and are too young to remember the television series about the Tripods, there may be a film coming out in 2012, by which time the resemblance will become clear to all who live in turbine dominated areas.)

Read more about it here
and here

And to learn more about what is about to be lost, go to this page (made in 2005, about the "Paint it while it's there" Day) on

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Catherine Kaufman from Lancashire

Spring tulips by Catherine Kaufman

Catherine Kaufman is an artist from the village of Belthorn in Lancashire. She paints in acrylics and is studying for a Fine Art Degree at Blackburn University. We first heard from her when she contacted us concerning a wind farm proposal on the moor that is close to her home, and she has also sent us photographs (see this earlier posting)

To learn more about Catherine and her paintings, and see another of her photographs of Oswaldtwistle Moor, go to her web page on

This is the link to the campaign group set up to fight the wind farm proposal:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mynydd y Gwair

Mynydd y Gwair, a watercolour by David Bellamy.

Still under threat:

You can see more photographs of this beautiful mountain on the website that was set up the late Mal Davies, and there other web pages featuring the protest marches and "Paint it while its there" day on the website

Friday, January 15, 2010

They're not Green Episode 5

If you did not look at Tuesday's video, here is another:

As someone says on this episode, "if you lose the birds and the bats, you're on the way to losing everything."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Watch this video

This is part of a documentary on YouTube. Here in England we have enough to worry about with wind turbine noise, but the plight of the people living downwind of turbines in Palm Springs appears to be even worse: in this episode you can hear families speak about how they suffer from toxic fumes when the turbines catch fire.
The documentary is made by Nettie Peña, and more information can be found on the website

Links to two interesting websites

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now we see it confirmed:

Read this Daily Telegraph article by Rowena Mason which exposes the devastating truth about the wind farm scam - during this cold weather wind farms in the UK produced practically no electricity.

When it is very cold, there isn't usually much wind. It is that simple.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

BBC iplayer Good Morning Wales

Listen to Professor Ian Fells (world-renowned engineer) as he attempts to get the facts about offshore wind energy versus tidal and nuclear energy across to the audience in opposition to a BWEA representative.
Thanks to Country Guardian for passing the link on to us.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More vandalism

News today about the go-ahead for the Beauly to Denny pylons.. read the article in the Times Online by , in which the John Muir Trust are quoted as calling this decision “a black day for Scotland’s world-class landscape”.

Monday, January 4, 2010


From an article by Jonathan Leake in today's The Times:

Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans... read more here

If you want to know what that has to do with wind turbines...

go to this page of Nina Pierpoint's website,, "Fish and wind turbines don't mix"

and this links with previous postings on this blog...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

From all Artists Against Wind Farms

And have a look at these dramatic photographs, as yet another turbine hits the dust:

Cohocton Wind Watch