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The Rape of Britain - Wind Farms and the Destruction of our Environment (Bretwalda Policy Papers Book 5)

The Rape of Britain - Wind Farms and the Destruction of our Environment (Bretwalda Policy Papers Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Struan Stevenson MEP
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Hard-hitting attack on the government’s windfarms policy, backed up by data and delivered in an engaging style.

In this hard-hitting booklet, Struan Stevenson MEP demonstrates how Britain is being raped by the current mad race for renewable energy sources, and particularly by wind power. The manic scramble is responsible for the rape of Britain.
Wind turbines violate the principle of fairness by transferring vast amounts of money from the poor to the rich. They despoil our unique landscape and environment; and through noise, the flicker-effect and vibration, they abuse the health and welfare of people and animals which have to live near them. Far from being an eco-friendly answer to our energy needs, windfarms are an environmental disaster being inflicted on Britain that we will live to regret.

About the Author
Struan Stevenson is a Conservative Euro MP for Scotland. He is Chairman of the Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup in the European Parliament.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 183 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Publisher: Bretwalda Books (27 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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A renowned political activist and campaigner of many years' standing, Struan has represented Scotland in the European Parliament since 1999.

Born in 1948, the son of an Ayrshire farmer in South West Scotland, Struan entered local politics at the age of 22, winning election to his local council. He served as a councillor for 22 years, rising to the position of Council Leader. He fought three separate Westminster elections as a candidate for the Conservative Party before finally being elected as a Euro MP in 1999.

Struan is a well-known public speaker, debater, broadcaster and regular contributor to the press. He is the author of 2 books 'CRYING FOREVER - A Nuclear Diary' (2006) and 'STALIN'S LEGACY - The Soviet War on Nature' (2012). A third book is due to be published in 2013. An accomplished speaker, Struan has undertaken lecture tours and addressed audiences around the world.

His broad interests embrace international and humanitarian affairs. Struan is President of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq and President of the Friends of Free Iran Intergroup, travelling regularly to Iraq and Kurdistan.

He is also an expert on Central Asia. In 2010 he was appointed as 'Roving Ambassador' or 'Personal Representative of the Chairman in Office (Kazakhstan)' of the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and tasked with the job of drawing up a 250 page report on the environmental problems facing the five Central Asian Republics. This necessitated extensive travel through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Since 1999, he has campaigned widely to attract aid for the victims of the Soviet nuclear testing programme in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate, an Honorary Professorship and the Freedom of the City of Semipalatinsk for his work. In 2007 he was invested into the order of 'Shapagat' (charity) by the President of Kazakhstan. In 2009 Struan visited Znamenka, one of the villages worst affected by radiation, to unveil a plaque re-naming the village main street as 'Struan Stevenson Street'. It was formerly called Lenin Street!

In 2004 he won a $50,000 prize for his entry in an International Essay Competition (sponsored by the US-based John Templeton Foundation) for a feature about the suffering of the people of Semipalatinsk. He donated the entire $50,000 prize to Mercy Corps Scotland to assist with their work in Semipalatinsk. All the proceeds from the sales of his book 'Crying Forever', on the Soviet nuclear tests - over $40,000 - have been presented to the oncology and children's hospitals in Semipalatinsk. In 2012, Struan presented a further $10,000 to support social projects in Kazakhstan. This donation took the total that Struan has raised to $115,000.

Struan is Senior Vice-President of the Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament and an expert on international fisheries and maritime affairs. He is also a leading animal welfare campaigner. He campaigned for eight years for an EU-wide ban on cat and dog fur imports from Asia, which the European Parliament unanimously approved in June 2007. The legislation came into effect in January 2009 across all 27 member states.

Struan is married to Pat, a freelance journalist and former News Editor with BBC Radio Scotland and has two adult sons.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Myopia of Renewable policies 14 April 2013
By Emmaeus
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Deep down many will agree with the principle of using wind power to generate electricity, but the short-sited political agenda wrt wind power is staggering. We are constantly told how many homes will be serviced by any windfarm proposal, but pray tell; how many will be served when there is no wind or there is too much wind, so the companies are paid to turn them off.
Both the tax-payer funded grants to develop, and the attractive Feed-In-Tarrifs (FIT's) are as the author states, causing irrepairable damage to our countryside as well as pushing up energy bills for everyone. Alec Salmond may well rue the day he bought into this ill-concieved policy in Scotland. The most elementary research would have revealed that other countries are now turning away from this blinkered approach, to a more balanced mix of reliable, cleaner energy production. Taken to its conclusion, we will be back to candles and blankets over winter. That is not progress.
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By Keith
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It is encouraging to see at least one politician with some sense, Britain appears to have lost it's head when it comes to chasing unrealistic targets.
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