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Old 11-14-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Nodogoshi View Post
12% is certainly a very notable proportion though, considering the technology is still very young.
Electricity from wind isn't that old, the first multi-megawatt wind turbine was constructed in Denmark back in 1978. Well that and this electricity generating windmill from 1888:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wind_power

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In fact, Germany is in the process of phasing out nuclear entirely, it seems.


Looks fairly even to me over the last 37 years or so.

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The main point was that there is a lot that can be done to expand wind and solar.
Absolutely. My point was we could replace all of our coal plants with nuclear today. Then as wind and solar technologies begin to become cheaper, safer and more reliable, we can gradually phase out nuclear.

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Tell me about it. I live in Japan after all. What are the dangers of wind power? That a turban might fall over and hit somebody?


Actually wind farms are responsible for the deaths of over 100 bald eagles annually in California alone and many other eagles around the world.

http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/
http://www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=4242

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