SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    I Despise Wind Farms, And I’m Far From Alone
Page 1 2 
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
I Despise Wind Farms, And I’m Far From Alone Login/Join 
Not really from Vienna
Picture of arfmel
posted Hide Post
quote:
Seeing some idle as others were going, made me wonder why they don't engineer these to be able to turn into the wing for optimal power generation?



I’m pretty sure they are able to.
 
Posts: 26157 | Registered: January 30, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
The 2nd guarantees the 1st
Picture of fiasconva
posted Hide Post
They are trying to build a wind farm off the coast here in VA. I can't help but think what a cat 4 hurricane, Fiona, like the one between here and Bermuda would do to them.



"Even if the world were perfect it wouldn't be." ... Yogi Berra
 
Posts: 1644 | Location: York County, VA | Registered: August 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of myrottiety
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by fiasconva:
They are trying to build a wind farm off the coast here in VA. I can't help but think what a cat 4 hurricane, Fiona, like the one between here and Bermuda would do to them.


Well... They would make lots of electricity right up till the end. Big Grin




Train how you intend to Fight

Remember - Training is not sparring. Sparring is not fighting. Fighting is not combat.
 
Posts: 8522 | Location: Woodstock, GA | Registered: August 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of sigcrazy7
posted Hide Post
I don’t think they’re such an eyesore, but I see how others may not like them. I feel a large PV installation to be way uglier. However, I hate that wind is being touted as 100% green, for all the reasons already illustrated in this thread. Bird kills, blade waste, etc seems to be a real problem, and would be crippling if wind is rolled out in the quantity required by the greenies.



Demand not that events should happen as you wish; but wish them to happen as they do happen, and you will go on well. -Epictetus
 
Posts: 7746 | Location: Utah | Registered: December 18, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Partial dichotomy
posted Hide Post
Like sigcrazy, I don't think they look that offensive....at least where I've seen them, but that they tout they're so green is bullshit. Like he said as has been said in this thread, it's proven they aren't green at all. I don't know how true this is, but I once read it takes more energy to build a wind generator than it is ever capable of generating in it's lifespan. How f'd up is that?




SIGforum: For all your needs!
Imagine our influence if every gun owner in America was an NRA member! Click the box>>>
 
Posts: 36730 | Location: NW Indiana | Registered: November 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
A teetotaling
beer aficionado
Picture of NavyGuy
posted Hide Post
Wind has been used for 100's of years on farms to pump well water and was very useful for that application. In the end, energy in, can't result in more energy out. Physics you know. Just like wind sails can't propel a fully loaded container ship no matter how many sails are employed. Well maybe if the wind was right, and the ship was going in the ideal heading and you don't mind 6+ months for a trip that powered ships would do in 2 weeks. The left just doesn't get this. To them it's free power and why wouldn't we want that? They don't want to hear the down and dirty details. It hurts their heads to think about it.



Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

-D.H. Lawrence
 
Posts: 10967 | Location: Fort Worth, Texas | Registered: February 07, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
The native Americans said the exact same stuff about Conestoga wagons.





Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.



Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
 
Posts: 52321 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Legalize the Constitution
Picture of TMats
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by bendable:
The native Americans said the exact same stuff about Conestoga wagons.

That makes no sense whatsoever


_______________________________________________________
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
- Lord Byron
 
Posts: 11731 | Location: Wyoming | Registered: January 10, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
The word did not get this way by sitting around in our hands.

The Europeans did not decide to relocate here because native Americans had all the answers .

We moved here to change every aspect.

Americans have proven time and time again how great we are at learning..

Its judgment that we can not grasp.
We have all the answers , but using the knowledge is where we fall very short.





Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.



Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
 
Posts: 52321 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Blackmore
posted Hide Post
Driving through West Texas a few years ago we drove by several fields with both windmills and pump jacks in them. Were the windmills providing the electricity for the pump jacks? I'd just love the irony.


In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act
 
Posts: 2859 | Location: W. Central NH | Registered: October 05, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    I Despise Wind Farms, And I’m Far From Alone

© SIGforum 2022