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Old 27 March 2007, 09:33   #21
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What I don't understand is that Scotland already generates twice the power it needs so why are we having to put up hundreds of huge turbines as well?
I think twice is a bit of an exageration - although we do export electricty to the rest of the UK (which is good for the Scottish Economy). IIRC about 1/3 of all of Scotlands power is nuclear so when the existing reactors reach the end of life there needs to be a replacement - either "renewables" or nuclear. There are no plans in place for nuclear (rightly or wrongly) - so that only leaves renewables.
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Old 27 March 2007, 12:22   #22
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(which is good for the Scottish Economy).
I am not sure how, most of the people that work there would be employed anyway for local production and the company is owned abroad.
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Old 28 March 2007, 17:33   #23
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Windmills are a definite menace to migrating and resident birdlife if sited in the wrong place . They have killed sea eagles in Norway and I also believe Scotland ! That's a bit of a downer when so many folk would love to see these magnificent birds soaring around our coasts .
Sea eagles are magnificent birds and I once had an amazing encounter with one (on Somersall Lane!) and it is horrifying to think that they may be wiped out in this country by windfarms.

I like the idea of windfarms (and other renewable sources) but with their marginal economics, the un-dependability of the wind and the fact that to make any appreciable difference they would have to blanket the countryside with turbines and pylons, I personally believe they are unacceptable.

Practically there is only one solution to CO2 efficient electricity production: nuclear power.
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Old 28 March 2007, 17:58   #24
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Sea eagles are magnificent birds and I once had an amazing encounter with one (on Somersall Lane!) and it is horrifying to think that they may be wiped out in this country by windfarms.

I like the idea of windfarms (and other renewable sources) but with their marginal economics, the un-dependability of the wind and the fact that to make any appreciable difference they would have to blanket the countryside with turbines and pylons, I personally believe they are unacceptable.

Practically there is only one solution to CO2 efficient electricity production: nuclear power.
Totally agree.
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I see they're going to plaster the countryside of Carms with turbines now too.....

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I see they're going to plaster the countryside of Carms with turbines now too.....

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Makes my blood boil - went for a spin through West and Mid Wales - so nice to get away from the rat race - I had forgotten just how stunning an area it is - now they want to destroy it!!!
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Where did you go Cod?
All over - Elan Valley - FFarmers - Strata Florida - Eppynt - Preseli mountains(source of Severn and Wye - also stones for stonehenge). Even went to Llanddewi Brefi but sadly Daffyd was out......
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interesting BBC item on how to erect them

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7206780.stm
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I am hoping the governments promises will be just that - promises. They are going down the nuclear route at last - about time too!!!
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