Putting more wind power on the grid

Putting more wind power on the grid

There are 6 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Jul 23, 2013, titled Putting more wind power on the grid. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

Wind turbines tend to be overshadowed by solar power projects, which get most of the attention from the public and policymakers.

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“Whip it, whip it good”

Since: Feb 13

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#1 Jul 24, 2013
The wind will always blow. Good idea. Tesla wanted to give all peoples free electricity.
Jim

United States

#2 Jul 24, 2013
Yeah. More wind power on the grid... and more money out of the people's pockets.

Since: Mar 13

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#3 Jul 24, 2013
MissStress wrote:
The wind will always blow.
But not always close enough to be useful. Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors however can make reliable power in small enough packages to be useful at almost any local.

One of the mantras of the OLD environmental movement was "decentralize". Make the power where needed. Seems that has given way to "transportize". Doesn't matter WHERE it is made if you can build a big enough transmission line to take it where it is needed. Can you say... "180"?
masterblaster

Coyoacan, Mexico

#4 Jul 24, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> But not always close enough to be useful. Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors however can make reliable power in small enough packages to be useful at almost any local.
One of the mantras of the OLD environmental movement was "decentralize". Make the power where needed. Seems that has given way to "transportize". Doesn't matter WHERE it is made if you can build a big enough transmission line to take it where it is needed. Can you say... "180"?
Never happen.....those reactors will never see the light of day .

Since: Mar 13

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#5 Jul 24, 2013
The reactors will happen, though I am not sure that America will still be around to see it given that we have people who can't do the simplest of math running the country. So America may not make them happen, but the rest of the world isn't as stupid as the anti-nukes would hope.

Since: Aug 12

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#6 Sep 16, 2013
The consequences of wind farms ought to be carefully considered, it's not just a case of yeah great free natural energy. They are noisy and take up land-space. Cattle have been known to fall ill from lack of sleep because of their noise. Birds fly into the turbines, and it has been particularly devastating to the rarer birds like birds of prey (Eagles for example).....just saying

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