Proposal puts the wind up power companies
MUCH is being made of new research that wind power generation is problematical.
Even our esteemed Prime Minister states that it offends his delicate optics by the mere sight of them churning away their inefficient power and may be damaging people's health with subsonic transmission.... wow indeed, the sky is falling.
In whose best interests would it be if these things were removed from the landscape – do you think the companies who dig the fuel source out of the ground to discredit all such free-sourced generation by intensive research advertising?
It's the shareholders you know, gotta keep them happy.
A power station may require fuel such as coal or gas (from under the ground) to heat some water to boiling point, then to steam to squirt against some turbine blades, to turn a gearbox that turns an alternator that can supply power.
Likewise, oil can be pumped from the ground to be cracked into diesel fuel to drive engines to turn an alternator.
Whereas a wind turbine gets free power by turning some blades that turns a gearbox the turns an alternator – and not one of the above is a pretty sight upon the landscape.
And heaven forbid – then there are solar panels just sitting there soaking up the sunshine (during the daytime anyway) – and generate power... no moving parts, still ugly.
I am sure there is an opening for more scientific education courses for those who care ... Tony?
Phillip Avery, Waikiki.