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There is huge windspill wastage in Ireland at the moment, with only 0.0000001% of wind being captured for productive use with the rest left to run wild damaging crops, boats and poorly maintained buildings etc. with no realistic attempt to manage it better.  This is like sowing a crop and harvesting only a tiny fraction of it except you don't even have to sow it. I suppose its true people don't appreciate what they get for free.

Only the worst storms are deemed newsworthy and no one blames the wind industry for its pitiful failure to manage and control this abundant resource.  It seems the wind industry has the media bought and paid for - a bit like BP - and soon we'll have our equivalent of US Republican leaders apologising to the wind industry for others blaming it for not making the wind safe.

It's time we got the wind industry off our backs and force them to make our wind resources safe by capturing at least 50% of ground level wind and prevent it doing any damage in the future.  Of course there will always be some gushers/hurricanes that are difficult to control but that does not excuse the wind industry for its extraordinary wastage and corporate negligence in ensuring we have safe wind for all.

Bragging about record windfarm development is only so much wind industry PR spin trying to distract us from the woeful reality that the wind industry has wasted more energy than the oil industry ever did.  Hell only the solar panel industry comes even close in its profligate wastage of our natural resources.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 08:55:45 AM EST
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i'd personally like to apologise for only harvesting 2.3 kw from my roof.

and not wearing white clothes for albedo.


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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 09:13:30 AM EST
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There's some really new wind capture technology I've just come across.....

Still working on how to fund it with carbon credits though......

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 09:25:37 AM EST
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Could you not unitise the windflow and charge rental on the wind (foot)print?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 09:35:11 AM EST
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One of them is to start a shipping company that uses entirely sailing ships. No idea how to start a business or make it work, but I think there may be a market for "eco-shipping", post-peak oil shipping.

The new clippers probably need to work easily with shipping containers. So 19th century clippers won't likely work. Plus, I've no clue how to start a business,so lots of hurdles.

by Magnifico on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 12:43:41 PM EST
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