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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by sparks » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:06 am

" “Germany has fallen short of its emission targets in part because its targets were so ambitious,” "

Didn't Germany shut down all it's nuke plants like a bunch of whiny little bitches after Fukushima?
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:39 am

sparks wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:06 am
" “Germany has fallen short of its emission targets in part because its targets were so ambitious,” "

Didn't Germany shut down all it's nuke plants like a bunch of whiny little bitches after Fukushima?
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 am

No!

Immigrants! Muslims! They shut down the nuclear power plants!!!11!




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Re: Wind Turbines

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:29 pm

Cue Jeff Wayne.

"No one would've believed that in the last years of the 19th century..."

And shit. :)
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:56 pm

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Bahrain.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by ed » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:07 pm

Witness wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:56 pm
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Bahrain.
Vibrations, standing waves, concrete cracking?

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:16 pm

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by ed » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm



Whoomp Whoomp Whoomp
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:32 pm

that was fucking sexy.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by ed » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:57 pm

You liked my crack????
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by sparks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm

No. Not touching this one.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:49 pm

Witness wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:56 pm
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:21 am

Men of little faith (except Abdul, who got it), you've earned a promotional video:



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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by ceptimus » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:05 am

The rarely spinning turbines of the Strata Tower, south London

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When the tower was proposed, the developers claimed that the three turbines would generate 8% of the tower’s electricity needs, but seeing as the things don’t appear to have moved for months, we suspect that figure is closer to 0% most days. It seems that the posh folks living in the upper floor penthouses objected to the noise and vibration of the spinning blades.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:17 am

sparks wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm
No. Not touching this one.

Doc?
I am not sure Gram's Mom would touch it.

[Your Mom?--Ed.]

Even she has standards . . . apparently.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by sparks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:24 pm

I dunno. She might if you fed her enough Vodka.





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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:43 am

New York passes its Green New Deal, announces massive offshore wind push

Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that's been described as the state's Green New Deal. Unlike the one that's been floated in Congress, this one isn't a grab-bag collection of social and energy programs. Instead, there's a strong focus on energy, with assurances that changes will be made in a way that benefits underprivileged communities.

The bill was passed by both houses of the New York legislature last month, but Cuomo held off on signing it so he could pair it with an announcement that suggests the new plan's goals are realistic. The state has now signed contracts for two wind farms that will have a combined capacity of 1.7 GW. If they open as planned in under five years, they will turn New York into the US's leading producer of offshore wind power.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07 ... wind-push/ for details.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:25 am

Wind is outpacing coal as a power source in Texas for the first time

Wind power has surpassed coal for the first time in Texas, according to a new report.

The numbers cap an enormous rise in wind power in the nation's top energy-producing state over the past decades.
Wind has generated 22% of the state's electrical needs this year. It just edged out coal, which provided 21% of the Lone Star State's power, according to the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas, which manages electrical flow on about 90% of the Texan grid.

Sixteen years ago, in 2003, wind made up just 0.8% of the state's power, and coal satisfied 40% of electrical needs, the council documents show.
By 2010, wind accounted for 8% of the state's energy, and it steadily inched forward to 19% last year and now 22% in the first half of 2019.
At the same time, coal's portion of the energy mix has declined over the past several years, from 37% in 2013 to 24% last year and just 21% this year.
Yet while wind has soared and coal-generated power has cooled, natural gas still accounts for the largest share of the state's energy mix, generating 46% of its power in 2003 and staying strong at 44% last year.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us/t ... index.html

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 am

Giant Turbines Propel Boom in Wind Energy

Technological advances mean the wind industry may only see a small slowdown when tax credits end

The wind industry is growing, literally. American wind developers are installing increasingly large turbines, capable of generating twice as much power as their predecessors and opening up new areas of the country to wind development.

The trend arrives at a critical time for the industry. The production tax credit, a federal subsidy, is set to end at the end of the year. But unlike in previous years, when wind development ground to a halt when subsidies dried up, industry representatives are predicting only a modest slowdown.

“We are confident we will remain one of the most competitive forms of energy,” said John Hensley, vice president of research and analytics at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a trade group.

Among the reasons for the sunny outlook: improved turbine technology. Today, only six land-based projects with a combined capacity of 767 megawatts employ turbines with a generating capacity of 3.5 MW or higher. The majority of today’s turbines have a capacity between 2 and 3 MW.

Turbines with a capacity of 3.4 to 3.6 MW accounted for 14% of all installations in the second quarter. And orders for larger turbines are starting to add up, according to AWEA’s most recent market update. Some 22 projects boasting a combined capacity of 3,907 MW reported buying turbines with a listed capacity of 3.5 MW or greater in the second quarter of the year, a 35% increase over the first three months of 2019.

Developers in the United States only first started ordering 4 MW machines in the third quarter of 2018. Orders for those turbines increased to 2,190 MW in the second quarter, AWEA reported.

The advantages of larger turbines are several. Larger turbines mean fewer towers are needed to generate the same amount of electricity, decreasing projects’ costs and the size of their footprint. That opens areas of the country like the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and West Coast, where open land is at a premium, to wind energy, Hensley said.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... nd-energy/