Friday, June 15, 2012

Overblown outlook II...



Sorry for the lack of posting. many issues that I could waffle on about but you don't want to hear my hot air...however today is Global Wind Day! (see what I did there?). Now, Global Wind Day is a worldwide event on 15th June and pushed by European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and "is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world"; of course they're on about generating renewable energy (oops) rather than any appreciation of the real marvellous and terrifying power of Mother Nature. Brazilian Lars Grael (former sailor now politician) said...
"The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects the wind to change, the realist adjusts the sails to the wind you have."
Update Saturday 16th: Interesting and timely 'defense' article HERE, completely demolished in the comments; also more info (and links) on problems with wind power HERE.

3 comments:

Paul said...

A couple of timely articles, not least because it's blowing a gale here (Saturday). Big debate in this area because of a proposed wind farm that will stretch from the Needles to Old Harry - unfortunately that debate is centred upon how it will spoil the view and discourage visitors rather than the real value of wind farms. I'd love to know whether Holland and Germany use similar wind farm technology to that proposed or used in the UK.

Span Ows said...

...not sure but they certainly have more turbines!

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