Friday, February 22, 2013

Mynydd y Gwair

This painting by David Bellamy was one of the first to be shown on our website. The fight to save Mynydd y Gwair has lasted for many years  (you can read more here:

Last week, Swansea Council gave the wind farm (16 turbines, 127 m high) the go-ahead. 

"More than 60 campaigners packed the public gallery for the debate by a Swansea Council committee which heard views both for and against the controversial scheme.

One of those who spoke was Glyn Morgan, chairman of Save Our Common Mountain Environment, who claimed 87 per cent of people in the local community were opposed to the scheme.

"It would be sacrilege to develop on Mynydd y Gwair," he said.

He stated that red kites had successfully moved into the area and there were two breeding nests, and that the land had grazing rights with 120 commoners with flocks of sheep and also cattle.

The land was also popular with walkers, horse riders and people flying model aircraft, he added.

He urged the council to "make the people  proud to be citizens of Swansea and oppose the development"."

You can read more here:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ammun Lucca

Ammun Luca,  the sculptor, lives in NSW Australia, and his work will soon be highlighted on www.artistsagainstwind

Ammun's website is:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Save the Shetland Islands

Judicial Review Financial appeal

From the Sustainable Shetland website:

Financial appeal

Viking windfarm: Judicial Review

From 29th January a request for a Judicial Review brought by Sustainable Shetland is to be heard at the Edinburgh Court of Session. We believe Scottish Ministers acted unlawfully in consenting to the Viking Windfarm without a Public Local Inquiry.
Our 800+ members have contributed and raised funds to help cover our legal costs, but we need more.

Please go to this link below to find out more about how to help:

If this wind farm goes ahead, the people of Shetland will be living in a wind farm made up of 103 giant turbines. The tranquility and beauty of the Islands will be a thing of the past. The wild life and the environment will suffer, and all this destruction will be for little real gain except to those who who make money from the project.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Important news from Australia

"This television report was broadcast within the last 24 hours. It makes compelling viewing. It marks an unprecedented move by the Environmental Protection Agency in South Australia to begin testing residences near Waterloo wind farm. The investigation will include the measurement of infrasound and low frequency noise, down to 0.25 Hz, inside and outside homes, with “on off” testing. It will require the cooperation and provision of operational data which wind development operators have so far refused to provide to any independent researchers, anywhere in the world."

Read more and see the video at this link:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Simon Jenkins

"We can count hard cash, but what is the value of beauty?

In planning, defenders of nature are 'nimbies', opponents 'vandals'. To end the shouting match we need a new language"

Read more here: