In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg 

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that his band recorded with diminutive doom-monger Greta Thunberg had previously [ . . . ]

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Scottish wind farm paid £96m to switch off

Wind Farm in Scotand
Wind Farm in Scotand

Compensation payments of more than £500 million have been made to wind farms to switch off turbines over the past eight years, the latest figures show.

A new monthly record was set in September this year, when £28,434,560 was paid out by National Grid to stop electricity generation. Most cash was paid to Scottish wind farms, with some earning more than £1m a month for not supplying power.

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Trump dunes’ special status ‘reviewed’

The special scientific status of the area where Donald Trump has built his golf course in Aberdeenshire is under review, BBC Scotland learns.

Scottish Natural Heritage said the Menie golf course had caused habitat loss and damage to the dune system.

The environmental agency is assessing the scale of the impact to decide whether all or parts of the site should lose their special status.

The Trump course said its environmental approach was “first class”.

Donald Trump officially played his first round at the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire in July 2012.

The golf course covers part of the Foveran Links Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), north of Aberdeen, which was considered one of the finest examples of a mobile sand dune system in the UK.

Before the course was built, the dune system moved north at substantial speeds – up to 11 metres per year – across an area of about 15 hectares.

Scottish Natural Heritage, which objected to the golf course development, has been monitoring its environmental impact [ . . . ] Read more at: Trump dunes’ special status ‘reviewed’