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Posted on 11/19/2011 2:34:29 PM PST by Steelfish
Wind Farms Are Useless, Says Duke The Duke of Edinburgh has made a fierce attack on wind farms, describing them as absolutely useless.
The Duke's views are politically charged, as they put him at odds with the Governments policy
Jonathan Wynne-Jones 19 Nov 2011
In a withering assault on the onshore wind turbine industry, the Duke said the farms were a disgrace.
He also criticised the industrys reliance on subsidies from electricity customers, claimed wind farms would never work and accused people who support them of believing in a fairy tale.
The Dukes comments will be seized upon by the burgeoning lobby who say wind farms are ruining the countryside and forcing up energy bills.
Criticism of their effect on the environment has mounted, with The Sunday Telegraph disclosing today that turbines are being switched off during strong winds following complaints about their noise.
The Dukes views are politically charged, as they put him at odds with the Governments policy significantly to increase the amount of electricity generated by wind turbines.
The country has 3,421 turbines 2,941 of them onshore with another 4,500 expected to be built under plans for wind power to play a more important role in providing Britains energy.
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, last month called opponents of the plans curmudgeons and fault-finders and described turbines as elegant and beautiful.
The Dukes attack on the turbines, believed to be the first public insight into his views on the matter, came in a conversation with the managing director of a leading wind farm company.
When Esbjorn Wilmar, of Infinergy, which builds and operates turbines, introduced himself to the Duke at a reception in London, he found himself on the end of an outspoken attack on his industry.
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I rather like Prince Philip. He is irascible.
Prince Philip, (with whom I have dined!) could be a Free Republic lurker. He is a free-thinking, freedom-loving, fearless man with a clear mind and a very American mentality.
Being irascible is great - especially when you're right. :=)
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
What a great form of energy independence, pay outright subsidies to others rather than spending the same money purchasing energy in some form. That must be why the argument for these boondoggles changes to, "reducing carbon footprint" whenever anyone brings up money. The lying fascists behind these scams can pretend that, "you can't put a value on the environment" and keep on raking in their subsidies while the feeble minded argue over whether or not the cost is important and whether energy independence is important.
But that would mean that the environmentalists are wrong on this issue. And we all know environmentalists are never wrong about anything.
It’s remarkable how the DNA of a family dynasty can concentrate the brains part into one individual and leave others with a corresponding deficit like poor Charles.
When will they wise up and go for the gas up north!!
We need it and we got it and there are some good jobs attached.
Until you can couple wind turbines with a way to store the power until it is needed, wind power is useless.
They are useless. Can’t take a single boiler off line, because the wind doesn’t blow all the time.
That's good to hear. You run in interesting circles.
They are not useless. They are highly effective at gobbling up taxpayer dollars and also at killing birds. Oh, and of course making the landscape very ugly as is evidenced near where I live at the San Gorgonio Pass, the entry pass to Palm Springs (Coachella Valley), California.
Well, take that Charles you silly man
If you live near a wind-farm do you get less bird-poop on your car? I would consider that a small plus.
I think the opposite is true.
Wind farms used wind to create energy.
Congress expends a lot of energy to create wind.
That’s a saying to remember!
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