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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Generic Glasgow "Eco" Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Windy city



CATHKIN Braes on the edge of Glasgow is likely to be the site of Britain's first
council-run wind farm.


In February, the city council revealed plans for a 15million wind park with
five turbines which would power all the city's street lights.

Officials launched a detailed investigation into possible sites and have
opted for Cathkin Braes.

The site is also where the Castlemilk and Carmunnock Community
Windpark Trust wants to build its own project.

It has spent six years and 250,000 drawing up a scheme with the aim of
earning substantial profits from the sale of electricity which would be
ploughed back into the community.

And the local authority's executive committee has agreed to a joint
scheme with the trust.

The council would provide the land and the 2.6m cost of erecting a single
"space age" turbine which would be on trial for a year.

It would also operate and own the operation but the trust would get a
share of the saving in power bills that would be invested in the area.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

First the council pull down one type of eyesore(tower blocks) and then replace them with another
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I find them quite calming looking. Not as pretty as hills without manmade stuff on them, mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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First the council pull down one type of eyesore(tower blocks) and then replace them with another

The thing is, either you want electricity in your home or you dont. People will
have to accept this minor fact - and quickly.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hardly minor.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I take it the application for 1500 dwelling homes was deemed to fail and so they have opted for this plan instead ?

They want to be seen as green it scores.... brownie points with the E.U

The idea is a good one in theory and as our needs for sustainable energy increases its a road we need to travel down.
We are a power hungry civilisation and as that need grows it has to come from somewhere.

What we are forgetting when they want to plant these big flowers next to us is what are our other options !

Big Grey Turbine Nice and friendly parked where it can be seen from the household window. Doing no damage other than cosmetic to the atmosphere.
Yes please

Or a big nuclear plant stuffed into some beauty spot for its chernobyl day...
No thanks.


My only gripe is why is it not cheaper energy ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Any mention of where they are proposing to build the nuclear power station necessary to provide back up for when the wind doesn't blow?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Its a well known Dogging  and guy pick up spot. Just think of all that jizz flying all over the city
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Sir Roger DeLodgerley wrote:
Any mention of where they are proposing to build the nuclear power station necessary to provide back up for when the wind doesn't blow?


That's when the candles and the camping stove come out just like the power cut's of the 1970's
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Sir Roger DeLodgerley wrote:
Any mention of where they are proposing to build the nuclear power station necessary to provide back up for when the wind doesn't blow?


That's when the candles and the camping stove come out just like the power cut's of the 1970's


A useless Labour government teetering on the brink of destruction, run away inflation, petrol shortages, strikes, Abba on the radio every 5 minutes.  2008 or 1978? Where's me kipper tie?


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