Posted on September 8, 2011 by Robert Kyriakides
The United Kingdom is not very united and not much of a kingdom. There is one Parliament which makes laws for the whole country and separate elected parliaments which administer and make laws for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The monarch has very little to do with the making of these laws, but signs off on them as a matter of formality. (more…)
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Posted on April 22, 2008 by Robert Kyriakides
The Scottish Parliament has always been a supporter of renewable energy; its record is exemplary – far better than Westminster’s on renewable energy, so when it announces a decision to reject an application to build 181 wind turbines to generate electricity on the Isle of Lewis some eyebrows were raised.
I am sure that the application was not rejected lightly. The plan had the support of the local authority and of many local businesses but over 11,000 objections to the plan were made. The plan was rejected because of the adverse impact it would have had upon the Lewis peat lands at Bravas Moor.
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