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Thursday, 3 February 2011

I like my wind turbines ...

Preferably flattened ...

See this post at Watt's Up With That. The pictures say it all really, these monstrosities are a waste of public money, require materials to make them that cause massive ecological damage in China, India and several other places the eco-freaks like to patronise and they don't provide anything like the power stability that their supporters claim.

They're not 'green,' they're a hazard to birds and light aircraft, they're an eyesore and a blot on the landscape - and they don't replace any other power stations because we have to keep the turbines in the coal or nuclear station they supplement 'spooling' so we can bring them online when the wind turbine stops producing power. In case you didn't realise it, they shut down if the wind rises to above 35 mph (60 km/h) or falls below around 8 mph (15 km/h) and it takes at least a half hour to bring a normal turbine online from the 'spooling' stage and more than an hour if you have to start it from zero...

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