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 badge73
Joined: 1/17/2009
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wind turbines are a waste of cash imho

when it gets to winter and electric usage goes up guess what we have to buy electric off the french and do they have turbines glazing the wine valleys? do they feck!

i agree we have natural resources for example tidal and the severn bore which has so much potential energy, same as most rivers when the tide comes in. but ive said this for years and wrote to local mp, (probably under b + q and porn receipts, its jacqui smith btw) about 10 years ago saying why dont the government put in an act saying every new house and extentions over a certain size has to have a solar panel of a certain size! or even better the government lead from example and put panels up on every government building. yes i know its not the miracle answer but it will help more then wind turbines and encourage grants, was gonna say from the eu but no ....

edit dont forget the "globel warming" another way to tax for the sake of wet summers!
 badge73
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Posted: 7/31/2009 9:40:39 AM
What-a-knobhead, yes there are some and about time, but what i was trying to put across is the fact the government aint done a lot except tax the people more, imagine every new building in the last ten years having one, beats putting up wind farms.

but would the power companies want the people to have there own power supply? Me being a cynic thinks not ...

edit, so very true, maybe we should start burning our rubbish in the fireplace, that way sod the council and there bin inspectors!
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Posted: 7/31/2009 5:14:07 PM
I heard that the so-called UK company were part of a European group and that most of the sales and production output, went to Europe and the US.

Wind is just another energy source... not particularly efficient but... WOW!!!!.. do they look majestic, on the horizon, out to sea, and especially driving through hilly areas of the UK (Cumbria, North Wales, Yorkshire etc) (Not seen the scottish windfarms... yet!)... Everyone thinks at the speed of computers now..... Try walking in North Cumbria... as you slowly round the brow of a hill, you hear the wonderful whoosh..................................................whoosh..................................................whoosh as the turbine blades rotate.... magic!!...

Jeez it was but three generations ago that Windmills and watermills were still milling grain to feed the bread and baking needs of villages, lest we forget!

But beware, the initial cost is recovered... far too easily......

The life cycle assessment of a 3.0 MW wind turbine indicates that it would have to generate electricity for only 6.8 months , of their assumed 20 year useful life, before it produces as much energy as is used during the manufacturing phase. “This, they say, means the turbine model earns its own worth more than 35 times during its energy production lifetime"....

Ok so the figures are based upon data projected for a further 5 years.... by the company in question (who are leaving the UK after our Gov't refused to invest in their product)...

How are the energy companies going to pay their dividends if the cost of producing electricity is sooooo low!!!!!!!!

The question is not about the environment, it is all about paying dividends to corporate investors....!!!!!

I say... well, my thought are private but, to say I disagree with the whole system is an understatement.


Ruffy

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(no I'm not socialist nor communist... I pay my taxes and work blummin hard... I just baulk at the fact the the few are getting rich whilst I struggle and the few getting richer, dictate the price hikes to ensure that they get even richer!!!!
Wind turbines?I
Posted: 7/31/2009 6:29:46 PM
Bummmer... I know what, let us invade somewhere like........ Ooooh, I know... Australia?
We can mine their Uranium and build loads of Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Processing and Reprocessing Plants... and call it...... Oooh.. me Sir... ooooooh... me Sir... me Sir...

Ermmmm... Ok, you boy at the back.

Scotland Sir!

Boy, why Scotland?

Errrr because it is empty, and doesnt move much?

Boy don't you mean, it has sparce population supported by the UK Tax payer, is quite geologically stable and has lots of water to duilute any polution and wash it into the nearby lakes (I can spell they can't) and eventually the sea?

Yes Sir, exactly what I meant but I was trying to be politically sensitive..

Why Boy??

Well Sir is our PM not scottish, and was his predecesor not scottish and did the West Lothian Question never play a part in any election nor law passed by Blur and Broon...?

Boy, astute as you may be, aye ye never ken aboot Eastlan Flat??? A good place, stable, flat and sparce of people of worth.

Sir, is it not in England and close to Larndarn?

Yes myboy... the best place it could be, the closer the better!!

and here endeth the lesson of ruffiness

Gu Math Theid Leibh.

Ruffy

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 badge73
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Posted: 8/1/2009 2:55:12 AM
I really hate it when the green bullies start saying ooo its your kids/grandkids who are gonna suffer with global warming etc. What a load of bollox!

watch there faces when you ask them if they knew the romans were building vine yards in york 2000 years ago, or ask them why only a few hundred years ago the thames used to freeze over regular! Ask them if they knew that a decent volcanoe going off puts more co2 in the atmosphere then man ever has!

even leading scientist know its a con but get hushed up by governments who want it as an excuse to tax or play with others economy!

like clarkson said if polluting the globe gets us decent summers im all for it!
 badge73
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Posted: 8/13/2009 7:20:14 AM
regarding msg 34, research? sooo which of the facts are you disagreeing with? so now your saying its gonna get colder in blighty, yet the government is saying the opposite, including this week when they were encouraging home grown fruit and veg. i might of not been listening properly but im sure they were saying droughts and hot weather were on the way in the future, but i take it you know better?
 Warrencraig
Joined: 8/30/2008
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Posted: 8/13/2009 7:11:48 PM
nuclear power is the only viable short/medium term solution until the renewable energy sources have the appropriate technology to make them effective enough.
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