For a launch event of the Scientific Alliance Scotland in Edinburgh on 27 June 2013, we issued a pamphlet highlighting the problems associated with wind turbines. An electronic version can be downloaded here.
Worth the Candle? The economic impact of renewable energy policy in Scotland and the UK; Verso Economics, March 2011
The Scientific Alliance supported a study by Richard Marsh and Tom Miers of the effect of renewable energy policy on the economy in general and jobs in particular. The full report is available here as a pdf file.
Sir, Three cheers for David Willetts for taking on the green luddites over GM technology. For far too long, politicians in the EU have championed a highly precautionary approach. Europe fortunately retains many highly creative scientists, but stifles the innovation which should flow from their work.
News Release: for immediate use 6/6/13
Last week, Cumbria County Council voted against allowing further development of plans to construct an underground storage facility for nuclear waste in the county (Cumbria nuclear project rejected by councillors). This may well not be the end of the line, as one local District Council still wants to proceed with the next, exploratory, stage. However, for matters such as this, the County Council’s decision would normally trump that of other local authorities, so this is a serious blow to the project.