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UK Offshore Wind Capacity Grows 80% in One Year

Posted November 16, 2013 4:38 PM

From Latest Items from TreeHugger:

The British wind energy industry is making huge strides - with more to come.

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11/17/2013 1:47 AM

One day the true costs, economic and environmental, will come out.

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11/17/2013 9:38 AM

Is it bad?

It seems like a good idea.

Ironically, the single best place for offshore wind farms in the US, is right off the Massachusetts coast in the NE part of the country. The limousine liberals that are always whining and crying about saving the planet, won't allow them because they don't want their ocean views messed up with windmills.

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11/17/2013 12:11 PM

Not bad, just that it's all a bit deceptive. Here's a chunk from the UK, and another from the US. The NIMBY (not in my back yard) lot don't have much of a case - the vast majority of people get power or some other resource created in another persons area.

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11/17/2013 1:14 PM

Crazy!

I would almost be able to understand it, if we weren't approaching $20 trillion in debt. Our government can't afford to be subsidizing anything. They won't let that pesky little fact stand in their way though.

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11/17/2013 5:30 PM

Yep, it's insane. The UK will never be some fantasy rural idyll, powered by wind and sun. By the time sense prevails, Nuclear Power will be lagging by decades.

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11/17/2013 6:48 PM

Yeah, but, (at least here), I think it's gonna be natural gas that forces nuclear into the back seat. We're sitting on lots of it.

I'm hoping we don't totally abandon nuclear, wind and solar though...at least the R & D aspect of it. Research should be funded.

Our current administration completely blew it by passing out money, like candy, to a few companies that had contributed to the president....that are now bankrupt.

Good ole politics. It screws up everything.

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