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Old 12 April 2005, 13:48   #1
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Wind Farms

Was listening to Radio 2 today about Wind Farms as a eco-friendly way of providing power. As some of you live around these farms I thought I would try to find out what you guys and girls thought about them.

Love em or hate them! What are your veiws?

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Well they're certainly not pretty - but then nor are nuclear power stations! I don't know enough about the different technologies and their respective efficiency to comment beyond saying that the fact that wind farms don't produce any harmful waste (unless anyone knows differently?) makes them more appealling to me than other options.
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hello andy

we have a very large half build farm off herne bay they do spoil the veiw a bit

see bilge rat trying to steel one in this pic this is one base i think about fifty have been installed see the world war two forts in the back ground

are we going to meet this summer for the sub fives around the IOW

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Don't get me started....they want to build the highest ones in the UK (by a long way) near my house on the Island. So much for keeping the island unspoilt.

Apparently all the details that the wind farm companies provide is a load of crap. They say that X number of turbines will power X number of houses, but they calculate this on, I think, a house using an average of 1kW. A normal house with a family of four with TVs, computers, power showers, etc etc bla bla will use a hell of a lot more than 1kW!!!

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are we going to meet this summer for the sub fives around the IOW

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I'm up for that, although I'm not sub 5 anymore (should that be a sad face or a smilie face?!)
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Certainly Nuclear power stations are not very PC these days but to build a wind farm you must first use concrete, now that's not very Eco-friendly is it.

I've only seen smallish windfarms down in Cornwall and from a distance looked very interesting and kind of calming with all those giant propellers slowly going around.

But then I don't have to live next to one.....Yet!

How about giant tide farms instead?
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beyond saying that the fact that wind farms don't produce any harmful waste
Sadly, as I understand it, they do produce a lot of dead birds.

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I hate, loathe and detest them.

They despoil the landscape with their own insidious form of pullution. Not only are they built on the top of hills, making them as prominent as possible, but they wave their arms about going "Look at me! Look at me!"

I wouldn't mind them if they were a long way offshore though . . .

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I hate, loathe and detest them.

They despoil the landscape with their own insidious form of pullution. Not only are they built on the top of hills, making them as prominent as possible, but they wave their arms about going "Look at me! Look at me!"



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So....John Kennett = Don Quixote ...Arf

Well they almost sound the same!
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