- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn Ltd; 1st Edition edition (28 Feb. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780271131
- ISBN-13: 978-1780271132
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
So Much Wind: The Myth of Green Energy Paperback – 28 Feb 2013
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About the Author
Struan Stevenson has served as a Conservative Euro MEP for Scotland since 1999. He is President of the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup and Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq. In 2010 he was appointed by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation Europe (OSCE) as a Personal Representative (Roving Ambassador) of the Chairman in Office (Kazakhstan) responsible for Ecology and Environment with a particular focus on Central Asia. His previous book, 'Stalin's Legacy', was published in August 2012.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is particularly good in extending our understanding about the damaging effects of offshore windfarms to the marine environment, which has seldom been considered elsewhere.
Where it starts to go off the rails is in considering alternative energy sources. Much of the discussion on this is informative and helpful, if somewhat shallow in places. Where he really goes wrong is in his enthusiasm for hydrogen energy. He fails to realise that hydrogen is not really a fuel, but is just a means of conveying energy produced by some other means. Much is said in the book about improving efficiency in the use of energy, and then he goes on about using electrical hydrolysis to produce the necessary hydrogen, even using wind energy for this, without any realist understanding of just how inefficient this process is likely to be. In this he does not seem to appreciate that hydrogen energy could, if pursued to its logical conclusion, become just as disastrous as wind energy. Certainly producing hydrogen fuel from electricity is not the way forward, and what we need is an effective means of producing liquid fuels.
I was intrigued about using algae to produce bio fuel, providing this is done in locations where there is the necessary open space and climate and it does not compete with food production and ecology, as happens with most other bio-fuel crops.Read more ›
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Thought provoking expose of the windfarm scam. Should be compulsory reading.Published 15 months ago by Andrew Williams
This is a terrible book, badly researched, biased and idiotic.
If what you need is a book to reinforce your prejudice against renewables and wind in particular then this... Read more
Very informative and very worrying to know that our country is being covered with these unsightly, inefficient monstrosities. Read morePublished on 23 Dec. 2014 by anon
As a confirmed 'anti wind farm' fan, I found this book illuminating and re-enforced my thoughts that wind power is insufficient to meet our power needs. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2014 by John Alexander
This book is quite thought provoking but becomes a little too much of a rant for my taste. Some of the science is suspect as has been pointed out in at least one other review. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2014 by 11000038
This is an excellent book. It should be standard school reading, not the eco nonsense fed to our children. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2014 by Mrs Fiona McCallum
This is a concise, meticulously researched book covering all aspects of climate change and global warming and the effect the Scottish SNP Government's blind obsession with wind... Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2013 by Bill
Excellent book showing just how the SNP and leader Salmond are ruining Scotland by covering the whole country with wind turbines..Published on 18 Jun. 2013 by alan keighley
The only thing which prevents a five-star rating is that the author is a politician rather than an engineer. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by Jack Huggins