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Old 24 February 2009, 13:22   #1
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Windfarm planned off Poole?

Just spotted this:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...sic-coast.html
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Old 24 February 2009, 13:28   #2
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something else to have a look at when out on the boat
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All sorts of local stress about this. Lots on NIMBYism going on. I say just build the thing . Good idea - not much out there & good fun to go see.
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I love the Daily Mail 'Outrage - artist's impression' - you can barely see the turbines.

And considering the normal level of competence shown by the local councils:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...combesurfreef/

not telling them seems like good business sense.

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Nothing gets me going more than this crap. They want to cover all our lovely hills with windfarms. Now they are sticking them "out at sea" - the problem is they aren't very far out. Ten miles sounds a lot but with the size of them they will still be an eyesore. Then you have all the pylons and other junk that goes with it.

IF and I repeat IF they made economic sense then fair enough but they don't. No wonder we have some of the most expensive electric in Europe. The only reason companies build them is because of subsidies raised through TAX!!!

Near Swansea there is a new very efficient gas power station. It is so unobtrusive most people don't even know it's there - just looks like a small factory. It produces more power than ALL the windfarms in the UK combined.

i am not in favour of gas either though - it still puts out CO2 - nuclear is the only way forward.
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Old 25 February 2009, 04:29   #6
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Nothing gets me going more than this crap. They want to cover all our lovely hills with windfarms. Now they are sticking them "out at sea" - the problem is they aren't very far out. Ten miles sounds a lot but with the size of them they will still be an eyesore. Then you have all the pylons and other junk that goes with it.

IF and I repeat IF they made economic sense then fair enough but they don't. No wonder we have some of the most expensive electric in Europe. The only reason companies build them is because of subsidies raised through TAX!!!

Near Swansea there is a new very efficient gas power station. It is so unobtrusive most people don't even know it's there - just looks like a small factory. It produces more power than ALL the windfarms in the UK combined.

i am not in favour of gas either though - it still puts out CO2 - nuclear is the only way forward.
Nuclear power as we currently know it is a good temporary solution, but thats a finite resource too. Nothing wrong with windfarms, they may not make economic sense but then neither does most green power
every little bit helps.
An interesting little fact, if they build the severn barrage it wil provide 5-7% of the uk electricity demand, which is also the the same percentage as inductive and corona losses in the uk national grid, one wonders if making the national grid 400KV distribution lines 1MVDC would make more economic sense?? they do it in norway for this reason.
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If they don't make economic sense they shouldn't be used!!!

We can be as green as we like - it's just pi**ing in the wind - literally. With China and India using coal global warming will get worse and worse. The greens are too scared to go and protest in china so they would rather make our lives a misery instead.

I agree fission power won't last forever either but it should last long enough for us to get fusion sorted.
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Worked at Sellafield gas powered power station next door to the nuclear one a few years ago. The gas one worked 90% of the time providing the energy the nuclear power station could not.

I do not support wind farms but detest the nuclear option. Why? The radioactive pigeons and seagulls plus plenty of other issues that I suspect are still subject to non disclosure by all who read.

Would you really trust any government of ours to safely procure and run any type of equipment that has the potential to destroy our country?
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"The radiactivity in the Irish Sea is 10x higher than background" said Greenpeace - sounds terrible doesn't it? Then you realise the Dead Sea and many health spas have 1000x background and people bathe there for their health!!!

The radiation monitors on the beach at Sellafield are so sensistive there was a scare recently that turned out to be the luminous dial from a Lancaster bomber. people used to wear similar things on their wrists!!!

Have a look at wildlife programmes from around Chernoybyl - man is far worse for the animals than the radiation!!!

12,000 people died in 1 year from smog caused by coal in London. Nuclear is far safer than coal............
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The BBC have a graphic showing the proposed location.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7905327.stm
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