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schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Hey 20

Here's something that will probably save a few of those millions of birds killed by wind turbines.

 

http://www.upworthy.com/try-not-to-jiggle-while-watching-these-amazing-bladeless-wind-turbines?c=ufb...

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Hey 20

Cool.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Hey 20

You need to send that to these guys.

 

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Denmark’s government abandoned plans to build five offshore wind power farms Friday amid fears the electricity produced there would become too expensive for Danish consumers.

“Since 2012 when we reached the political agreement, the cost of our renewable policy has increased dramatically,” said Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt, a Liberal Party politician representing the country’s minority government, according to Reuters.

The government would have had to pay $10.63 billion to buy electricity from the five wind farms — a price deemed too expensive for consumers who already face the highest electricity prices in Europe.

“We can’t accept this, as the private sector and households are paying far too much. Denmark’s renewable policy has turned out to be too expensive,” Lilleholt said.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Hey 20

Maybe they need to talk to the Germans!  However, the sad thruth of the matter in this country is that the electric companies have such a strangle hold on Congress that they control wind and solar and they don't want it.  In Arizona, where the sun shines about 350 days a year, the electric companies can legally put a surcharge added to your electric bill if you put solar in and remain on the grid.  The good news is that Tesla has perfected a home storage battery that would allow some to get completely off the grid and put in wind and solar and be able to store power on still, cloudy days without having to give the electric companies squat!