Comments on: Energy realism and a green recovery http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/09/energy-realism-and-a-green-recovery/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: envirogy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/09/energy-realism-and-a-green-recovery/#comment-23459 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:32:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5228#comment-23459 Pragmatism is an essential part of the future of energy in the western world and conservation needs to be at the forefront of energy government policy in regard to energy. We also need to deflate the inherent biases of eco-guiltists and their far-reaching influence over people that make decisions in the energy sectors of our nations. By using all of our sources of energy in s balanced manner we can limit our carbon footprint and find some form of energy independence.

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By: R Renwick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/09/energy-realism-and-a-green-recovery/#comment-23407 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:15:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5228#comment-23407 we, the U.K. public have grown deaf to the tired old moan of energy conservation. we’ve wrapped up our houses in fleeces, fitted flashy energy saver bulbs and buy energy efficient electricals. done it. And yet, in this very windy group of islands, we watch new lamp posts erected and see no windmills beside them. These main roads would be the ideal place to erect vertical double helix type mid size wind turbines. They don’t have the disadvantages of the horizontal type which cause such opposition. they’re virtually noiseless, don’t hurt birds, have a small footprint, work in lower and higher windspeeds, are easier to maintain. No one would object to them, they’d probably not even notice them among the lamp posts, plus they’d have the advantage of the breeze caused by traffic. Why hasn’t our govt insisted upon them along every major road when lamp posts are replaced?
or are they waiting for a crisis to bounce us into accepting nuclear power?

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