Originally Posted by DGR
Erm...what other alternative is there, other than fossil fuels?
Still not convinced that wind turbines are a bad thing - birds seem to be able to fly through an awful lot of stuff without getting mushed... although keeping clear of migration routes (as I believe they do in the UK - look at the development off Fleetwood) is always a good plan.
The problem with nuclear is what do you do with the stuff that's left over? Anyone?
Once they find a way to make nuclear fusion work - that'll be the answer...
The MAIN reason wind turbines are a bad thing is that they are only being built because they have massive subsidies - they just don't make economic sense. Then of course there is the fact they are an eyesore as are the pylons needed to get the electricity away from them. Finally they are a hell of a danger to shipping - just wait until an oil tanker or chemical carrier runs into them.
As far as nuclear power is concerned it has to be the answer. People who actually LIVE by them such as in Anglesey don't mind them at all. Massive power and no CO2. Yes the waste is a problem but as long as it's handled ok it's not such a problem. There is so much hysteria attached to nuclear power. People seem to forget that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are thriving cities now and they were deliberately blown up.
Electricity is wasted big style at night as you can't just turn a power station off. Use that night time waste electric to produce hydrogen gas which could power cars - we could keep our infernal combustion engines then!!!