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Old 12-06-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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Windfarms Good or Bad

Prompted by mention on another thread and the fact recently I've had cause to divert a seaward journey by some 7 or 8 miles due to construction of one of these monstrosities, what are peoples opinions here.

Gunfleet sands being built at the moment in the approaches to the crouch and blackwater rivers is in trouble as the contractor has gone bust.

Gubberment has just authorised the construction of the largest offshore windfarm in the world just a little further out (4 miles) that covers a further 96 sq miles of sea.

Both of these sit smack bang in line of anyone traversing lowestoft - ramsgate think rb12. Or indeed crouch / blackwater to france.

I noticed elsewhere they are seriously looking at poole bay as a candidate along with many others.

So what's the thoughts? Good or Bad?

Personally I like to do my bit by ensuring that I use either a V8 petrol or twin 6cyl diesels to pop out and have a look at them regularly.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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They have got to stick them somewhere,personally,i think they should be on top of the mountains in wales or scotland where there is wind to make them work on a regular basis,sadly this is the future,20 years time they will be every where,mini ones in every garden,next to your sky dish,all the canal boats next to us have got them to power the 240 volt washing machine,tele,laptop,microwave and lights,i am just waiting for tony browns GREENIES to come up with another grant so i can get mine.
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See now that's the whole problem with them they don't actually work without grant funding.

The London array one that I refer to above is approved with £600 million of external funding to make it work for the operator.

Where's the money coming from? You'd think maybe it's part of the Darling - Broon monies that they are going to rape the taxpayer for but no, they've agreed that the consumer can pay with increases in their fuel bill.

All that and as far as I know they still haven't proved a carbon benefit over the life cycle!

One big nuke station would provide more than these things combined could ever do and guess what they work when the wind's not blowing.

I suggest the Isle of Grain should be turned into one big nuke site as it's feck all use for anything else.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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wind farms

without getting to technical why dont they put as much time money and effort into developing offshore tidal turbines under the sea and harness the enormous power from the huge tidal surges that are naturaly created every day....the tide comes ...the tide goes out ...bit like our robbers in goverment the come in generate huge wealth for themselves then they go out....robbing b.st..ds
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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Or indeed crouch / blackwater to france.
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I reckon they would be used as slalom course's by jetski's
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