Brilliant data journalism from Simon Rogers at the Guardian Datablog:
What difference do anti-windfarm MPs make? Conservative MPs have written to prime minister David Cameron demanding cuts to support for onshore windfarms and easier ways to block them through planning objections. We thought it would be interesting to show where those MPs are based – and where windfarms are either working, planned or in planning. This map is the result – what patterns do you think it shows?
There’s a map of all the Windfarms in the UK, which is at the top of the post.
And it includes all the Windfarms in the UK at all the stages of the planning cycle, except the ones which are missing, as – for example – Mynydd Mynyllod Windfarm in North Wales (say that after a bottle of wine) with 25 x 500ft tall wind turbines:
Thank you for this and I’ve checked it carefully but the massive wind farm planned for Mynydd Mynyllod in North Wales isn’t on the list. I wonder how many more aren’t on there?
but it does include the windfarms in the UK in the Middle East:
(From top left clockwise: Orchard End Resubmission, Mars Complimentary Petcare, South Sharpley, Boardinghouse Farm, Burntwood Sewage Treatment Works.)
and it includes the windfarms in the UK in Finland:
and it includes the windfarms in the UK in Atlantis:
(Crocknamona, Dunaree Hill, Binnwaooda)
Why can’t these MSM people even do basic ‘whoops’ checks on their data – such as looking at the whole map before they sign off the article?
What is so difficult?
I’m quite interested to know what actually happened, as Simon Rogers is usually good; it’s not as if he’s an ignoramus of the variety the Guardian often employs to write general columns.