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Whats not to love about wind power ?

Discussion in 'U.S. News' started by dogtowner, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. dahermit

    dahermit New Member

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    Only 60 watts???

    "Wind Turbine Industries
    Manufacturer of the Jacobs wind turbines. They are an upwind, horizontal axis. There are five models available: 10 kw to 20 kw.www.windturbine.net/ -"

    Wind Turbines are a viable alternative to fossil fuel generated power.
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    Thank you for the compliment, I think it reflects more on you and your ability to be gracious than on me and whether or not I deserve it.

    Aside from that I do wish we had more liberals on this site. There are too few for really good debates. I bet if we all focused on debating fairly and with civility more people would join.
  3. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    Those numbers sound more accurate.

    But still not anywhere near enough to power the needs of a nation. It just can't be done reasonably with wind.
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    models referenced are 60k and up
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    Thank you.

    Regarding liberals here at the HOP, we have several. Most do not readily admit to being liberal and some try to hide the fact they are liberal.
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    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    I still don't think that more powerful windmills could ever produce enough power to cover our needs.
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Completely agree. Original one mentioned was 25k.
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    has anyone ever said use only windmills? I doubt anyone serious has.
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    oh yeah, solar. :rolleyes:
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    The topic of the thread and the OP makes this a discussion about windmills.

    OK, then, now that you bring it up.

    The use of all alternative fuels is not a viable option compared to using fossil fuels at this time.

    Maybe someday in the future alternatives could replace some, most, or all fossil fuel use but at this time coercing change is not a practical way to get there and it would create more damage than is justified. I have no objection to continued development of these alternatives on an experimental level.
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    Solar, geothermal, nuclear, tides, waves. Why do you just assume, "alternate fuels"?
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    I guess I was unclear and maybe don't know the definition of "alternative".

    I meant all of those.

    Geothermal, hydro, tides, waves, are impractical to supply huge amounts of power by natural limitations. Nuclear is impractical due to political limitations.

    Solar and wind are the only two that stand a chance of competing with oil and they are light years from being ready to do that.
  13. Pottersville

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    Oh the horror of ear plugs.
    Radiation exposure and thyroid cancer are vastly preferable to wearing unfashionable ear plugs.
  14. pocketfullofshells

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    I don't think anyone ever suggested windmills could power all our needs...but they could power some..and more...Almost no energy source can power everything.
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    Yet you keep posting about it.
    Let me help you.

    If 10 was the current electrical need provided by fossil fuels, then think as wind =1 + solar =1 + geo-thermal =1 + tides =1 + hydro = 1 + bio-mass =1, for a total of 6.
    Then your total need from fossil fuels (oil) is only 4. In other words, alternative sources can reduce out use of oil (costly), and coal (smog, acid rain).

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