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China renders emissions bid to reduce emissions futile; Letter in Scotland on Sunday, 20 January 2013

IT IS surprising that such an eminent scientist as Sir Ian Wilmut has been seduced by the renewable energy lobby into supporting the further spread of onshore wind farms (News, 13 January). Whatever the extent of links between carbon dioxide emissions, global warming and flooding, present renewable energy technologies will make no ­difference.

The 'dash for gas' and energy policy

Sir, At last it seems that the Government is beginning to see sense on energy policy. Building more gas-fired power stations (together with new nuclear, which is not as expensive as some reports suggest) to provide energy security at an affordable price will serve the country much better than a dash for expensive, inefficient and unpopular wind farms.

Press release 19/7/12: Immoral to lecture South Africa on Renewable Energy


News Release: for immediate use

In a news release yesterday, the Scottish Government reported that Energy Minister Fergus Ewing had met the South African High Commissioner to ‘share Scotland’s expertise in renewable energy and carbon capture and storage’. His Excellency would do well to ignore the advice from a country seemingly intent on accelerating its industrial decline. If the overarching aim behind Mandela Day is to inspire people to take action to help change the world for the better, then this is not the way to do it.


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