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Thread: If You Think Wind Energy is the Answer -- Think Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    It is not a trick question. It is an illuminating question.
    In Europe every stream was filled with water wheels used for every possible need from hammering metals to grinding grains and powering weaves. Today Europe relies on more than moving water.
    Hydro dams are a wee bit more than a 'waterwheel'. While it may not be a primary source at this point, it produces enough on TVA lakes and rivers to pleasantly reduce electrical generation costs for the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    The ocean is a good place to research.
    Yes. Some places may derive some power from the tides. But I doubt it.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I see. Is it your plan to build enormous piles of extremely toxic metals so you can have "clean" wind energy?
    My plan? No... Like I keep saying and you keep ignoring...the technology will be viable in the future... It isn't right now...
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    Hydro dams are a wee bit more than a 'waterwheel'. While it may not be a primary source at this point, it produces enough on TVA lakes and rivers to pleasantly reduce electrical generation costs for the area.
    Every dam(n)able river has been dammed. And yet our needs have not been met.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    My plan? No... Like I keep saying and you keep ignoring...the technology will be viable in the future... It isn't right now...
    I see. We will have magic some time in the future. Cool beans. What will we do today?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    This video is less than five minutes long, and if you've ever believed the hype that wind farms are the energy of the future, you'd be doing yourself a big favor by watching it.
    Propaganda is for the weak minded, but apologists for the fossil fuel industry like Mark Mathis, seem to attract more than their share of them.


    It's....fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Will technology deliver a way to ensure the wind blows at the right speed and consistency to power our needs?
    Only as a supplemental energy generator.
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    Tesla was looking at Solar to power Hawaii's Islands. Wind wasn't working there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    As the technology gets better wind will eventually be a viable alternative power source.
    What, sharper blades so the birds and bats dont suffer while being sliced and diced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Yes. Some places may derive some power from the tides. But I doubt it.
    The 5 major ocean currents are ripe for hydrodynamic power research.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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