Comments on: Attack of the giant offshore wind turbines? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tmichael928 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344821 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:24:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344821 Wind Turbines aren’t a Panacea. California has a long history with wind turbines and it isn’t pretty. Please review http://www.windaction.org/releases/18394 .
Be careful what you wish for.

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By: An0nym0us http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344820 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:29:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344820 Anything that makes us less dependent on oil imports is good. I cringe every time I pull up to a gas station to fill up because I know that I’m enriching Bin Laden or Chavez or some other not exactly friend of us – but what choice I have? More cheaper locally produced energy makes the need in oil less and, consequently, makes oil cheaper.

@voiceofreason42,
It’s bad conservatives sometimes forget that the words “conservative” and “conservation” are related and therefore must go together.

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By: Kwok W. Wan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344812 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:50:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344812 @iflydaplanes – Like I alluded to in my blog, I think the perception of offshore wind is worse than the reality. You can barely see them from land, even on a clear day, but people keep insisting on fighting these “imaginary” giants. But then again, I don’t live by one, so can’t vouch for the impact on my life…

@voiceofreason42 – I have the feeling that there is huge prize for the people who establish green tech and sells it to developing countries. And even if you’re not sure about man-made climate change, there’s enough momentum from countries toward low carbon energy technologies to make it tempting.

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By: voiceofreason42 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344805 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:56:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344805 I really don’t understand the anti-green stance so popular with my fellow conservatives as of late. If we call these windmills eyesores, than what exactly are our mines, wells, and affiliated energy processing and refining facilities? Truth be told, the liberals actually bring up a decent point for once. I don’t know why anti-environmentalism has turned into such a big ticket item for us. Sure, I understand we have vested interests in the old energy industry, but as green-tech becomes more advanced, it’s going to make the aforementioned old energy obsolete (so get ready to invest in the new big money market!). Okay, maybe I don’t fully understand this global warming mumbo jumbo but common sense dictates that if you trash the environment (just like if you trash your house), you’re gonna pay somehow. Thinking that all that smog we’re producing and waste we’re dumping is inconsequential is woefully shortsighted.

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By: iflydaplanes http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344804 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:44:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344804 Here on Long Island there was a proposal for a wind farm off the shores of Montauk. It was said that with the distance the windmills would be from the shore they would only rise ONE inch above the horizon into view. Nope, the richies from the Hamptons squashed the idea saying they did not want their precisious ocean view to be disrupted. Then the environmentalists started in with how it would be disruptive to migrating birds. So now we are still stuck with LIPA monopolizing the industry here.

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By: Kwok W. Wan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344802 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:07:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344802 Hi OlgaA,

I must admit, they made less of an impact on the coast than I expected. But I suppose I’m slightly worried by the large scale uptake, the effect that 10,000 offshore wind turbines might have…

Kwok

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By: OlgaA http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/21/attack-of-the-giant-offshore-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-344797 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:14:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16900#comment-344797 I like the paralel you make with windmills and water wheels, but I don’t agree that wind turbines should stay out of sight from our beaches. They are not such an eye sore and we simply need something on a large scale, because there are too many of us recquiring too much energy.

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