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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 ARGeezer - Dec 15 43 comments
by das monde - Dec 14 17 comments
by LEP - Dec 9 26 comments
by DoDo - Dec 18 1 comment
by Democrats Ramshield - Dec 16 1 comment
by gmoke - Dec 2 7 comments
by ARGeezer - Dec 8 16 comments
by A swedish kind of death - Dec 2 33 comments
by DoDo - Dec 181 comment
by gmoke - Dec 17
by ReGiNuss - Dec 17
by Democrats Ramshield - Dec 161 comment
by ARGeezer - Dec 1543 comments
by das monde - Dec 1417 comments
by LEP - Dec 926 comments
by ARGeezer - Dec 816 comments
by gmoke - Dec 72 comments
by rz - Dec 415 comments
by gmoke - Dec 27 comments
by A swedish kind of death - Dec 233 comments
by rz - Nov 3071 comments
by Migeru - Nov 2959 comments
by ARGeezer - Nov 242 comments
by Cyrille - Nov 247 comments
by ARGeezer - Nov 20
by gmoke - Nov 1916 comments