"But baseload output is not a fundamental requirement of modern energy production. It is rather a characteristic of certain fossil, geothermal and nuclear plants that are operated continuously to lower their relative capital expenditure versus fuel cost. More fundamental to meeting our energy demands is the ability to match inflexible sources of power — those that can only generate energy at certain times such as wind — with flexible sources of power — those that can generate and store energy such as solar.”
"Wind turbines could be painted purple to stop them killing thousands of bats and birds each year, a new study has suggested. It has long been known that wind turbines attract vast numbers of insects which in turn bring larger predators within range of the spinning blades. Now scientists have discovered that the colour of the turbines themselves could make a huge difference to the number of insects that are attracted to it."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1320763/Why-painting-wind-turbines-purple-protect-birds-bats.html#ixzz1nN1ylcRj
Classic Miranda, 2011: “McGuiness faces the prospect of turbines encircling his farm, slashing its value by as much as 30 per cent and driving him off the land that has been in his family for three generations. “It’s just so hard to walk away from,” he said last week. “A lot of dreams would be gone.” His elderly father, Joe, is distraught. “It’s his entire life’s work the whole lot sitting there.” McGuiness grows fat lambs for Woolworths on the lush green rolling hills, and with lamb prices the best they have ever been he had hoped one day to pass the farm on to his three sons.”
“We bought and paid for all this land and put in tens of thousands of hours of hard work for the future,” he says.
|—||and yet his fat lambs are unaffected by “wind turbine syndrome”, while coal seam gas which has led to animals losing their hair and dying isn’t worth a Miranda Devine post.|
- "how dare you criticise my demonising of an entire industry"
- She hasn’t shared her proof that wind turbines are a so called “big wind scam” yet
- Yeah these are ordinary people that have health problems that have a cause that is going untreated (or your scare campaign is actually causing the illnesses) because you like to pretend wind turbines send out vibrations that cause illness when there hasn’t been one documented case of a wind turbine blamed illness in Europe where they’ve had wind turbines for over 20 years.
- Why isn’t Miranda going in to bat for the farmers fighting Coal Seem Gas; the stuff that actually has been proven to poison water and ruin farmland? Oh that’s right it’s non-renewable and damaging to the environment so it must be good.
Update: “This year South Australia drew more than 20 per cent of its electricity from wind turbines” - That puts the “inefficient” claim to bed.
Update: “The Waubra Foundation is a national group arguing wind farms can cause illness because of the vibrations from turbines. It lodged a submission based on perceived health concerns with the government yesterday.
The chairman, Peter Mitchell, said his opposition to wind farms was based on health concerns and nothing to do with his background as a former director of oil and gas companies.”