Wind Power

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by dealmaker, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker

    Wind Power


    The International Energy Agency says offshore wind power can entirely meet the world's energy needs, and will become competitive with fossil energy within the next decade, thanks to falling costs. IEA executive director Fatih Birol: "Looking at the future of offshore wind . . . it has the potential to join the ranks of shale and solar photovoltaics in terms of steep cost reductions." Financial Times
     
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  2. Overnight

    Overnight

    Not going to happen, ever. Not until the assholes that live along the coasts of this country stop whining about offshore windfarms "blocking their view of the horizon on the ocean", and how many seabirds it kills, thus killing the ecological chain, thus killing all life on earth, as they zip around town in their internal-combustion SUVs to pick up that quart of milk they forgot, or to get to the gym so they can ride the exercise-bike for an hour.
     
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  3. Sig

    Sig

    Actually there are thousands in the North Sea that nobody can see (see what I did there!). If you go far enough out they're not visible, and a shockingly large part of the East Coast waterfront is in places like NC and Virginia where there really isn't anyone who is anyone living on the water, unlike say Martha's Vineyard and the Cape.
     
  4. Here4money

    Here4money

    we run fiber optics that span the atlantic. We can run a few extra miles of copper past some vantage point. Not to mention; offshore has other options:
     
  5. Overnight

    Overnight

    Sorry, not allowed. It kills fish. Fish very important to the world economy, like sea bass and carp.

    Envirofags will not allow you to have it. Find another solution.
     
  6. Sig

    Sig

    Was that really necessary or add anything of value? I'm actually kind of disappointed in you, you usually post rather insightful and useful stuff.
     
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