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2013-05-16 09:06:15 PM  
We all know that windmills have propellers, and propellers move things - if we build too many of them, we might blow the entire planet out of its precise orbit, and we would either freeze or burn up.

True story.
 
2013-05-16 10:14:01 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The issue a lot of conservatives have with alternative energy has nothing to do with the "green" aspect of it but rather to do with the government subsidies that it receives.


Problem is, it's DAMNED hard to find those 'conservatives' when it comes time defund agriculture subsidies, or oil subsidies, or coal subsidies, etc, etc, etc.

I guess they all hide in the men's room during those votes...
 
2013-05-16 11:10:35 PM  

Shadow Blasko: special20: bats

http://www.fort.usgs.gov/BatsWindmills/

Seriously.. It is happening .. and it is a problem. Not a show stopper, but definitely a problem.


Let's count them!
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2013-05-16 11:28:19 PM  
 
2013-05-17 12:45:46 AM  

djh0101010: SomeoneDumb: I'd much rather look at a field of wind generators than one of solar panels.

I'd rather maintain an array of solar panels...no moving parts, keep the dust and bird shiat rinsed off and you're good.  Depends on weather - do you get more wind, or more sun?  Do you have a dedicated crew of guys to go around and maintain the moving parts (like a utility company does), or do you want something that you just monitor and react to?


I was just speaking aesthetically, about how they both look.

I live in Calif high desert, near the  San Gorgonio wind farm and there's (always) lots of talk up here about developing or halting the development of more wind and solar. I'm all for solar but mostly if it's placed on roofs. A solar farm of even 100 acres just looks like crap. If it's on top of things, like the pics, I'm fine with solar. I just don't like seeing all the land covered up.
But wind generators don't bother me at all. It's even sorta zenlike watching them turn.
 
2013-05-17 02:26:39 AM  

groppet: Is he afraid it will blow off his hairpiece?


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2013-05-17 09:08:39 AM  

groppet: Is he afraid it will blow off his hairpiece?


pastorkius: Maybe he's just afraid the windmills will mess up his hair?


Hahaha....looks like you two got this one covered!  And within a minute of each other.
 
2013-05-17 04:35:34 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Canton: rhondajeremy: I don't have a problem with them blocking the view. I do have a problem with the amount of wildlife that is killed by those turbines (birds, bats, etc). When they solve that issue, I'll endorse them way more.

It's good to minimize the impact on the local environment -- wildlife included -- when generating electricity. I am right with you there.

That said, does anybody have any numbers regarding wildlife deaths related to coal-burning power plants? This includes "clean" coal, by the way. The byproducts have to go somewhere, even that somewhere isn't the atmosphere. Include extraction in this, too.

How about wildlife deaths related natural gas? Or even nuclear? They have to extract that fuel somehow, too, even if the emissions aren't as bad...

I am seriously curious about the statistics, if anyone happens to have a link handy...

Will this do? Link


Eh, that'll do. I was wondering about the comparative wildlife mortality rates (direct and indirect) by energy source. But that's a great comparative table, too. Thanks!
 
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