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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 Luis de Sousa - Sep 22 2 comments
by Oui - Sep 23 9 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 10 5 comments
by Cat - Sep 14 14 comments
by gmoke - Sep 19 1 comment
by ARGeezer - Sep 7 40 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 2 57 comments
by gmoke - Sep 24
by Oui - Sep 239 comments
by Luis de Sousa - Sep 222 comments
by gmoke - Sep 191 comment
by Cat - Sep 1414 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 105 comments
by ARGeezer - Sep 740 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 257 comments
by THE Twank - Aug 3110 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 2757 comments
by Cat - Aug 2222 comments
by Cat - Aug 2225 comments
by Cat - Aug 185 comments