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Windy Ireland To Power Up The UK ?


Aitchbee

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Read all about it here:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21147279

Hundreds of giant wind turbines will be built across the boglands of Ireland and the power generated would be transferred / sold to the UK.

Is this a feasible project or a crazy idea?

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Quickbeam

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Why not just send the Blarney Stone over here?

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Quickbeam

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Well you would've bin disappointed if no-one said it...

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Al94

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Irish energy minister Pat Rabbitte said that the process was in its infancy and no decisions had been made about how the energy for export would be generated.

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Quickbeam

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And if it results in N Ireland being blown into the Isle of Man, which tax regime will prevail bearing in mind that Cameron want's more tax collecting?

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morddwyd

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Since England gets its water from Wales and it's oil from Scotland why shouldn't it get its electricity from Ireland?

(Logs out until after the weekend!)

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Aitchbee

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Apologies to Aitchbee for being slightly off subject, but ...

Yesterday I bought a cheap halogen clip light from Lidl.[with a 35 watt GU10 halogen bulb included]. It cost me £3.99.

I bought, and fitted a replacement LED bulb for £5.99 which consumes a tenth of the energy (3 watts), and it is just as bright as the 35 watt equivalent bulb.

Why isn't the Government advising us [Joe Public] to use these more energy efficient LED light bulbs?

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Kevscar1

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Surely theres enough Hot Air g enerated in the Houses of Parliment to power half of Europe

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Quickbeam

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The other half required being in Brussels, but needing extra handling care being of the super heated exhaust type.

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kad60

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Visited Redcar a while ago,don't ask why please,and offshore were some structures, i had to ask about these and apparently they are for some wind turbines,i think i counted fifteen in clear view not far offshore.Locals were not impressed.

Mind you it is windy in them parts which is probably why there is no beach.

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namtas

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I wonder hope long it will be and how much money will have to be wasted before a stop is called to this flawed policy. Wind power can never ever be an economical proposition to solve the UK energy requirements.

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