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Originally posted by ChemicalSubstance
Time to build more windmills and create jobs building them.
Does that make any sense?
Originally posted by Laurauk
The ordinary people in the UK Do not want wind turbines, near thier homes, or do not want the country side wasted with these masive turbines in view.
Councils are trying to force this onto the local communities, and the councils themselves are facing backlash from locals.
Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by DataWraith
That's not a joke, you know?
The Native Americans of the Southwest still use "bullpoop" as a 'renewable energy' power source! We can learn a lot in many fields if we just look to the people who were here long before the "puritans' progress."
I think it boils down to money like it always does, one single turbine built for the cost of £1million can generate enough power for 1200 homes, that's roughly £48.000 a month, at an average of £40 per household.
Its precisely because it IS a viable solution, and DOES work, that the major stakeholders of the coal/nuclear centralised power-producers lobby for such competition to their monopoly strangled
Originally posted by C0bzz
Wind power is only viable on a small scale. It simply cannot compare to Coal or Nuclear.
That's over $3,600 dollars per kilowatt, for energy that has a 27% capacity factor, requires backups and expensive long transmission lines...
The shortage of supplies will hit the equivalent of many as 16 million families for at least one hour during the year, it is forecast.