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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 Cyrille - Apr 12 24 comments
by DoDo - Apr 6 39 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 8 6 comments
by ARGeezer - Mar 31 10 comments
by Zwackus - Mar 29 8 comments
by aquilon - Apr 3 156 comments
by Xavier in Paris - Mar 27 5 comments
by ManfromMiddletown - Mar 20 66 comments
by Oui - Apr 16
by Cyrille - Apr 1224 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 86 comments
by DoDo - Apr 639 comments
by aquilon - Apr 3156 comments
by ARGeezer - Mar 3110 comments
by Zwackus - Mar 298 comments
by DoDo - Mar 279 comments
by Xavier in Paris - Mar 275 comments
by ManfromMiddletown - Mar 2066 comments
by DoDo - Mar 1818 comments
by ARGeezer - Mar 1737 comments