Saturday, March 05, 2011
This is What Happens...
...when you waste money allowing bird and bat chopping, intermittently working, short lived giant wind generators to be built rather than cheaper, reliable, 90 year working life coal fired power plants. I'm not 100% sure, as I haven't been to Great Britain in a while, but I don't think the people are going to stand for this. We'll see.
UPDATE: Mr. Holliday has for several years been predicting that blackouts could become a feature of power systems that replace reliable coal plants with wind turbines in order to meet greenhouse gas targets. Wind-based power systems are necessary to meet the government’s targets, he has explained, but they will require lifestyle changes.
Yeah, where before Brit citizens were warm, in a clean well lighted place, watching the telly and surfing the web, now they'll be sitting in the dark, damp cold looking at the unpowered screens mirroring their candle-lit, unbelieving, sad faces.
Well done, warmies.
Most bats killed by wind turbines are a result of drastic changes in atmospheric pressure created by the blades. The bats encounter the sudden change in pressure and their innards literally explode and they die of internal hemorrhaging. Sounds painful. Me? I'd prefer the swift blow to the head instead of a 'sploded liver.