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Weighing the Benefits of Wind

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Windpower is predominantly located in Germany, Denmark and Spain, and a recent European Union report predicted wind will power Europe's demands several times over before 2020.

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Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:10 pm
thanks for sharing

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Monday October 14, 2013, 1:19 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:18 am

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:19 am
Interesting. I think wave power is another option that can be tapped into more, as well as wind and sun.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:21 am
Bit confused as it says it can meet the power needs several times over, but then talks of increasing its share from 7% to 17%.

Frances Darcy (231)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:35 am

Past Member (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 6:15 am
This is a slightly confusing article - but I think it is trying to say that windpower is on the increase, despite descenting populations in certain areas (mainly because of their dependence on fossil fuels). Another problem in Britian is the NIMBY's (Not IN MY BACK YARD) who protest against wind farms going up near villages and hence spoiling the view (despite the 2 mile boundry outside each village and town).

Personally, as long as you don't have to be directly underneath one of the wind turbines (I've climbed a spanish hillside just to see how they sound and feel when directly at the base), they are not really unattractive. To see them on the horizon has a certain amount of beauty. We just have to look at them differently.

Birds will also have to learn not to fly into the blades - a bit of a small problem with that at the present.

Certainly - it is one of the greener productions of energy but hasn't yet become as cost effective as oil and gas.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 14, 2013, 8:09 am

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday October 14, 2013, 10:52 am
OK, I have been with this company now for a few months and am ready to recommend.

I am not actually powering my house with wind by paying my bill through them. It is more like buying carbon offsets. But I am at least doing something to encourage and fund the growth of wind energy, and doing it by something I would do anyway. It is not expensive and, believe me, living on Social Security that is important to me. For me it is also a great convenience that I can pay the bill on line, which I can't do to the local company without using Western Union. They do not claim anything on the website that turns out not to be true. I consider it well worth looking into.

Tuesday October 15, 2013, 1:11 am
Thanks Cal.☮

Wonder G (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 5:42 am
Thank you.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:21 am
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