Skip to comments.Red-throated Diver bird kills off second phase of wind farm
Posted on 03/01/2014 4:35:32 PM PST by Libloather
The UKs renewable energy plans have been set back after the companies building the worlds biggest offshore wind farm, London Array, ditched a second phase of the huge project, largely because of uncertainties about its impact on birds.
Basking sharks and a rocky seabed helped kill off plans to build ScottishPower Renewables Argyll Array wind farm off the western coast of Scotland in December.
That move came just weeks after RWE, a German power company, pulled the plug on its £4bn Atlantic Array offshore wind farm after saying the cost of overcoming technical challenges were prohibitive in the current market.
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YOu don’t mess with English Birders.
Bird Blender ping
Libs eating their own. Excellent! [steeples fingers]
It’s about time that lawmakers treated the environmental impacts of wind power as seriously as they do the impacts of the fossil fuel, and nuclear industries.
Gee, what a mess. Save the birds or save the planet? I know. Save both. Kill the people.
“...impact on birds.”
Ya don’t say.
There are no "uncertainties" about the impact of wind farms on birds. They kill them. In large quantities.
[but with less Coke and more screaming feathers]
This was an ecologically brilliant idea.
That these bird-killing machines get an environmental "pass" does illustrate the hypocrisy of the leftie/greens; and, it should cast a doubt on other areas of pseudo-"environmental" sophistry.
(Global warming/climate change comes to mind)
We call them loons.
That's a red-throated loon.
And, yeah, the real loons are the wind power fanatics.
Unlike conventional light-water pressurized uranium-fueled reactors, MSR's offer these advantages:
1. It uses commonly thorium-232 dissolved in molten fluoride salts as fuel, a lot cheaper to make than the solid fuel rods of uranium-235 now required.
2. You can even use reprocessed uranium-235 fuel rods and plutonium-239 from dismantled nuclear weapons dissolved in molten fluoride salts as fuel, eliminating a major nuclear waste disposal problem.
3. Because the fuel is in liquid form, there is very little "meltdown" risk.
4. It doesn't require a dangerous pressurized reactor vessel.
5. Doing an emergency shutdown (SCRAM) only requires dumping the liquid fuel from the reactor.
6. By using closed-loop Brayton turbines to turn the power generators, you eliminate the need for expensive, space-wasting cooling towers or locating the reactor near a large body of cooling water.
7. The radioactive waste generated is very small in amount, and only has a half-life of under 300 years. That means very cheap waste disposal, if the nuclear medicine industry doesn't grab it first!
Small wonder why there is major revived interest in this type of nuclear reactor, especially since thorium-232 is relatively easy to find on Earth (and there is a lot on the Moon also), so running out of fuel is definitely not an issue.
Cold blooded, merciless killers?
Will never be able to look at a ‘sky blender’ again without chuckling. :)
Hey, if *I* had a blender like that and I could afford to break it....
Have you checked out the whole site?
That dude has, possibly, the best job on earth.
Just release a bunch of cats to clean up the mess the windmills make!
That series of videos is responsible for a lot of laughter.
But I’ll still checkout your link, could have missed one. :)
With a job like that you can never blend fully into the crowd again.
I see what you did there....;D
Swish swish swish....SPLAT! SPLAT! SPLAT! SPLAT! SPLAT!
[but I’m properly ashamed of myself for doing so]
So does dumping tons of salt on our roads, and from there into the ditches and rivers and private wells.
Nary a peep from the watermelon retards.
It's as if the bird blender butchers are getting a bird's eye view of their own downfall. The writing on the wall using a quill dipped in blood.
About six years ago...I was watching a German documentary on the windfarm business. Syndicates were successful....money was shaping up around new windmill farms....optimistic views.
So the camera crew went out to a typical farm with the maintenance guy who visited every other day to check on five or six of these. As he got out of the car....he dragged out this big garbage bag, and the camera guy asked...what’s that for? And seconds later, the maintenance picks up a dead bird, and just smiles at the camera. He picked up around a dozen birds from the six windmills, and said that was typical.
Today, there’s three groups in Germany hindering new windmill operations. First, the landscape assault group...who thinks that it destroys the view. Then, there’s the anti-hum crowd, who claims they can hear the turn of the turbines if it’s within a kilometer of their house. Then you have the bird crowd.
Frankly, I’d say within three years in Germany....it’ll be practically impossible to build anymore and the peak will be hit. The environmental crowd....will sit there in shock...having the perfect gimmick and no way to build them.
Seriously, your idea actually makes sense to me, although the physics is a bit dense for me yet. My point is that you could come up with an energy source that draws limitless, non polluting energy from the air, "energy too cheap to meter" as the old saying used to go, and the enviro whackos would find a reason to smack it down.
They want us to live peasant lives, and for them to dole out what few pleasures and luxuries we get, with a healthy dose of lectures about how we don't deserve it, and what horrible things we've done to Mother Gaia.
Gee, picking up all the dead birds must be emotionally stressful for the workers. One, because the birds are needlessly dead. Two, because birds carry disease.
Nuclear power does not kill birds.
They also had a solar project that flash-cooked birds in flight. I can’t recall the location.
California, near Las Vegas, I believe.