Thursday, February 9, 2012

Donald Trump accuses Alex Salmond of 'destroying coastline' with wind plans, Trump says worst event in Scottish history, is he just plain bonkers?

Dear All

When Donald Trump popped up with his idea of a golf course up north, I thought it was worthwhile to hear his proposal out.

The project had all the hallmarks politicians look for, investment, jobs and add value to local community.

But it wasn’t all sweetness and light, Trump is arrogant and used to getting his own way, rich people sometimes are, everyone round Trump jumps when he speaks who works for him.

US tycoon Donald Trump has accused First Minister Alex Salmond of seeming "hell bent on destroying Scotland's coastline" with wind power.

I have blogged on Trump before over the golf project, pretty much saying the Scottish Government should support the people he wants to kick off their land.

His attack on Alex Salmond over wind power is bizarre, Alex Salmond runs the Scottish Government not for his benefit.

So, although Trump, who objects to plans for a wind farm near his Scottish golf resort and says he would not be on board, no one asking him for his approval.

He has written to Mr Salmond saying:

"You will single-handedly have done more damage to Scotland than virtually any event in Scottish history."

Patently his knowledge of Scottish history must be pretty weak if he thinks a few blades whizzing around is the worst that has happened to Scotland.

Mr Trump added of his objection:

"I am doing this to save Scotland."

Oh piss off!

Trump’s problem is the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre which is a £150m venture by Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. We have to see if this technology is viable which means it has to be scaled up. Green energy has a long way to go so sites must be used to test effectiveness.

Mr Trump also writes in his letter:

"Taxing your citizens to subsidise wind projects owned by foreign energy companies will destroy your country and its economy. Jobs will not be created in Scotland because these ugly
monstrosities known as turbines are manufactured in other countries such as China. These countries are laughing at you."

He said of the future:

"You will be long gone, but the people of Scotland will forever suffer. I have just authorised my staff to allocate a substantial sum of money to launch an international campaign to fight your plan to surround Scotland's coast with many thousands of wind turbines. It will be
like looking through the bars of a prison and the Scottish citizens will be the prisoners. Luckily, tourists will not suffer because there will be none as they will be going to other countries that had the foresight to use other forms of energy."

If this is his argument, I don’t think it will hold any sway, because it is based on a simple idea, ‘I don’t like it’.

If he is going to trot in the door to Alex Salmond’s office then surely a better proposal or alternative site should have been included in any objection.

I don’t think attacking Alex Salmond on this issue holds much water or even hot air.

And sucking up to this clown only makes him cheeky.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree with Donald Trump here.
Windmills are a pointless expense that offer no solution to the upcoming energy crisis and blight our beautiful landscape to boot.
Even the Met Office had to admit that there's been no warming for 15 years despite a massive expansion in industrial output in China, India et al. And the Met Office in conjunction with the IPCC and the BBC are the main cheerleaders for the pseudo science of 'global warming'
Germany have just brought 5 nuclear power stations back on line due to the demand for electricity due to another severe winter. Their windmills are idle due to the high pressure over Europe and icing up. And imports of nuclear powered energy from France are crippling them.
Good summary of the situation here...

Anonymous said...

no he is spot on wee fatty alex thinks he can do what he likes whenever he likes just what hitler done egomaniac bam

cynicalHighlander said...

Anon don't believe anything in the papers without checking out the facts yourself.

Real Time Demand Data - Last 60 Minutes

Demand: 52243MW
13:55:00 GMT
Frequency: 49.944Hz
14:03:45 GMT
System Transfers

N.Ireland to Great Britain: -210MW
France to Great Britain: -1736MW
Netherlands to GB: -194MW
10/02/2012 13:30:00 GMT

North-South: 9511MW
Scot - Eng: 1658MW
10/02/2012 14:03:00 GMT

Looks like we are powering France.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how we can be supplying France if we're importing 20GW from them ( latest from your link). Although Scotland is supplying England at the moment. This will fall as we de commission our coal and nuclear plant.

Over the last 24hrs our energy has come from..

Coal 49.6%
Nuclear 17.3%
Gas 28.5%
Wind 1.6% ( 3,6oo windmills so need about 200,000 windmills to be useful)
Other 2% approx
netherlands 0.3% to cover our shortfall.

Anonymous said...

no he is talking a lot of sence we hitler is doing his best to get his face in the news every week