Corruption in the wind 2, Labour snouts in the trough

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Corruption in the wind?

People contact me regularly asking, ‘Why don’t you write about wind energy, Jac, and about saving the planet, because we’re all doomed, doomed!’ To which I usually respond, ‘Sod off.’ But one recent request to look into wind energy was different, and after an hour or so of digging I realised I just had to write about …

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Bryn Blaen, the wind turbines that never turn

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Guest Post by Hendy wind farm protesters

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Jac has written about the Hendy and Bryn Blaen wind farms fiasco previously in Corruption in the wind and updates (here and here). Since November last year Powys residents have been living an Alice in Wonderland adventure, though now we have perhaps moved on from Lewis Carroll to Franz Kafka. To set …

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Wales: Corruption and Poverty

I apologise for this post being a bit long, over 3,000 words; but it’s in four separate and distinct parts, plus a Conclusion. So you can enjoy it one section at a time. ~~~ THE ‘BEDSIT BARON’ OF PEMBROKE DOCK Pembroke Dock is one of those towns that most people drive past or don’t visit. …

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Miscellany 27.04.2020

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Pot Pourri 12.12.2018

As you can see, this is another big one. But it’s made up of five separate reports: Hendy wind farm, recent events in Swansea and Llanelli which may – or may not – be linked, the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, the redevelopment of the Tower opencast site, and finally, the leadership election in a non-existent …

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Miscellany 25.11.2018

This is another omnibus edition of 3,000+ words. But it’s broken up for you to enjoy in instalments. So take your time, and savour it properly. ◊ ROCKIN’ TO THE RIGHT Back in September I put out a tweet linking to this report about yet another planning application for ‘holiday cabins’. I was amazed – …

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Miscellany 21.09.2020

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Wales and envirocolonialism

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Buy-to-rent beavers, hawking sheikhs and Mrs Hain

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