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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good grief...I go away on holiday and civilisation collapses...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's certainly been rather dull and lack-lustre hereabouts for the past fortnight. Welcome back. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah talking of which, I happened to find myself briefly in Copenhagen, during which I read in one of those business glossies that Vestas, who generally have been concentrating on onshore wind turbines, are branching out into offshore ones and thus finding themselves going head-to-head with Siemens (both firms make their turbines in Denmark, hence the article).

In theory, this could help offshore wind-power become a bit cheaqper.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least one small victory.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/16/donald-trump-loses-appeal-windfarms-scottish-golf-course
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PS_RalphW wrote:
At least one small victory.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/16/donald-trump-loses-appeal-windfarms-scottish-golf-course


Really good news for a change. Talk about wigs on the green.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, renewably generated electricity is more important than golf ! and the wind turbines will not in fact interfere with a golf game anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Trumpeting one also owns the Doonbeg golf folly, near where I live. He's objected to all future wind turbines around this area. He is not helpful in any way and should just fck off.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what all the fuss was about regarding this. What about power lines? Wind turbines don't look quite as bad do they?
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AutomaticEarth wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss was about regarding this.


The wind ruffles his hair?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
AutomaticEarth wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss was about regarding this.


The wind ruffles his hair?


Laughing

Thing is, these were offshore......his hair / toupee will not be ruffled Laughing
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Yeah, it's difficult to understand objections to offshore wind turbines.

They do break up the sea/horizon line - is that it? Are we conditioned to find that somehow objectionable? Is it because they're not 'natural'?

We put up with a million and one human-made interferences with natural sightlines every day. Industrial estates are far more displeasing than wind turbines, any day.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
.... Industrial estates are far more displeasing than wind turbines, any day.


Not to mention the odd nuclear power station!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I have now inheriting my share of my mum's estate. and after paying for a new thatched roof and a (second hand) electric car, I did not want to leave all of the rest as cash. I am not going to buy to let , I want to invest in local sustainability, but I seem to have missed the community wind power bandwagon. The local transition town attempt to get into solar power is being outbid by a commercial operator for suitable school building roof sites,
and I am not sure where else to look.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
Sadly, I have now inheriting my share of my mum's estate. and after paying for a new thatched roof and a (second hand) electric car, I did not want to leave all of the rest as cash. I am not going to buy to let , I want to invest in local sustainability, but I seem to have missed the community wind power bandwagon. The local transition town attempt to get into solar power is being outbid by a commercial operator for suitable school building roof sites,
and I am not sure where else to look.

Any ideas?


Where else to look for community PV sites ?
Or where to look for ethical investments in general ?

If the former, do not overlook places of worship as potential sites for a community PV project.

If the latter, do you have enough money to buy farmland or woodland, and let it to a suitable independent person or community organisation.
And yes I know that this IS a form of buy to let, but it is arguably a lot more ethical than the usual HMO and housing benefit schemes.
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