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He records his personal difficulty with reconciling himself to having turbines in his own backyard (and perhaps his hope that other solutions can be found) but ultimately, he is very pro wind, and didn't oppose the proposed development of turbines on the mountain.
I think his piece - which draws on some of the same sources as my diary - accurately reflects the conflicts people feel about having turbines in the most remote, unspoilt and scenic areas - but ultimately accepts that, particularly in the current economic climate - some sacrifices or trade-offs have to be made.
Personally I would like to see combined wind and wave plants developed using floating platforms and generating at least some power all the time thus optimising the use of cabling and grid infrastructure and providing some more valuable non-intermittent power as well as wind (the Atlantic is never absolutely calm). I have no doubt, however, that the bulk of Irish wind energy will be onshore for the foreseeable future because of the lower up front costs involved.
Index of Frank's Diaries
by Metatone - Aug 22 7 comments
by eurogreen - Aug 21 31 comments
by gmoke - Aug 26
by eurogreen - Aug 15 28 comments
by afew - Aug 19 65 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 7 78 comments
by Oui - Aug 6 65 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 30 43 comments
by gmoke - Aug 26
by Metatone - Aug 227 comments
by eurogreen - Aug 2131 comments
by afew - Aug 1965 comments
by eurogreen - Aug 1528 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 778 comments
by Oui - Aug 665 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 6188 comments
by Oui - Aug 53 comments
by Oui - Aug 25 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 3043 comments
by Oui - Jul 284 comments