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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Love them or loathe them, plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm off the Kent coast are to go ahead, it was announced today.

    The project will supply enough power for around 750,000 homes - a quarter of all those in Greater London - and displace the emission of 1.9 million tonnes of CO2 every year. 'The partners are satisfied that the project is now financially viable and are now keen to push ahead with construction and to produce the first renewable power in 2012,' the firms said in a statement.

    www.dailymail.co.uk/news

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    The assessment depends on how efficient they are. I generally like the idea of large-scale offshore windfarms though, as there is invariably a lot of wind out at sea, and they tend not to be much of an eyesore (if at all).

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

    I tell you what...people will be screaming for nuclear and coal powered stations come 10 years!!!! They are ugly, inefficient and utterly the wrong direction. Technology is the way forward not these 'tripod trilogy' monsters.

    BFTP

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
    They are ugly, inefficient and utterly the wrong direction. Technology is the way forward not these 'tripod trilogy' monsters.

    BFTP

    i agree... waste of money and not the way forward in terms of renewables

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  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon
  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon

    I'm sure nuclear and coal powered stations on land will be far more of an eye sore than wind turbines that you will probably never see unless you go out in a boat..

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    I agree- and they're certainly going to be far less of an eyesore than if they'd been put (say) in the middle of the Lake District.

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  • Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria - 47m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - snow
  • Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria - 47m ASL
    I agree- and they're certainly going to be far less of an eyesore than if they'd been put (say) in the middle of the Lake District.

    Well we have examples of all types. Nuclear power and set to be at least 2 more maybe 3 additional new sites, we also have windmills along the whole northern edge of the lakes and the north west coast, we also have the huge sea monsters too which are likely to be increased to 200 in number. And all of these are within 50miles of the centre of the lakes. What ever the solution it all seems to be built here anyway!

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