£2.6 million pay out to Scottish wind farms NOT to produce energy in May

Monday 13th June 2011- Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) reported that four energy companies were paid to switch off turbines on 16 occasions in May. The most expensive shutdown occurred on May 24, when seven wind farms came off-line for a total of 69 hours at a cost to the grid of £613,000. This includes over […]

Derbyshire Gamekeeper “Guilty” on all seven charges

North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates Court sitting at Chesterfield this morning delivered their verdict, Mr. Glen Brown, gamekeeper, has been found guilty of a seven charges today by the court. At this time we have no additional information of the sentence handed down, however it is likely to be sever taking into account the […]

Kielder Peregrine Falcons this year

[singlepic id=298 w=200 h=200 float=left]Mangers at the Kielder Forest are working to ensure that Peregrine Falcons continue to grace northern skies. Forestry Commission experts have begun ringing chicks produced by the magnificent creature, which until recently was one of the most persecuted birds in Britain. This year 11 nests are being monitored in the 62,000-hectare […]

United Utilities provides security camera at secure peregrine nest.

The hen harrier after all is now regarded by the RSPB and presumably Natural England as most threatened and endangered raptor in England. It is difficult to understand why some form of limited technology was not used from the beginning in Derbyshire as the threats to previous hen harrier nests in this location were well […]