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Aren't there proposals in development to store wind energy by raising weights within the turbine or compressing air?

Anyway, is there anything uglier than a coal-fired or nuclear power station?
 

by lemonwilmot (lemonwilmot at gmail.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 11:39:52 AM EST
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It's all a matter of taste. There can be no doubt, however, that roads, especially highways, are the most disruptive interventions we make in the countryside, as a commentator on treehugger noted.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 12:16:27 PM EST
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When hiking across the Cévennes I met people opposed to a wind turbine project ; in some rather isolated mountains. One of their points was that indeed, building dozens of 100-meter high wind turbines requires building a road. Which means, along with the destruction of nature this implies, easier access for 4-wheel drive cars later on...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 07:47:53 PM EST
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Ouch. It's a funny world. Still, the dilemmas of wind power should really be manageable with just a bit of common sense.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 09:10:11 PM EST
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