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Wind Turdbine.

On 2 Dec 2011 at 10:43am Walker wrote:
Nice to see that the windy wheel has finally got off its back side and started moving.
On 2 Dec 2011 at 11:49pm Peasant wrote:
Well, it did for about half an hour this morning. But stopped again all afternoon, despite a decent wind.
It has finally started to turn round to face the wind (after staring dumbly down at my house for two months) but it still doesn't actually make any electricity. Best part of 1% into its permitted lifetime and nothing productive. That Tony Parker was obviously exagerating when he claimed it would hit 17% efficiency - it isn't going to achieve anything like that in its first year.
But it is a great advert for Glyndebourne isn't it? Probably gets more press coverage these days for its useless turbine than for any other reason. A monument to Christie arrogance.
On 3 Dec 2011 at 11:49am Brick wrote:
I like it.
On 3 Dec 2011 at 1:25pm Bat wrote:
Having encountered the Christies on a number of occasions I find it difficult to be objective re the turbine. If it had been built near my house I would not be pleased that's for sure. Glyndebourne provides work for local people and associated industry like b&b,s, hotels, taxis etc. I wonder what the level of opposition was when the opera house was built?
On 3 Dec 2011 at 3:56pm SumWun wrote:
It hasn't moved much yet because it is only being connected this weekend.
On 4 Dec 2011 at 12:33pm Bazooka Joe wrote:
I saw it for the first time yesterday and I feel it is a blight on the landscape (visible from Golden Cross too).
When people talk about efficiency and carbon footprints, they always seem to disregard the enormous costs and carbon emissions that manufacturing one of these "turdbines" creates. False economy as far as I'm concerned.
On 4 Dec 2011 at 9:50pm Gotee wrote:
Bat, I live at the bottom of the hill on which the turbine is based and I find it very graceful and quite mesmerising. I haven't met many people who don't like it actually.
On 5 Dec 2011 at 2:37pm Silly Billy wrote:
Due to the fact tht some people find wind turbines to be a blot on the landscape,why don`t they just erect them underground?
On 5 Dec 2011 at 7:39pm Fish face wrote:
Or way out in the sea.
On 6 Dec 2011 at 12:34am IMEYOU wrote:
Its Going Whoosh - Whoosh - Whoosh Now No Probs Now, Gotta Be Better Than CO2 Crap In The Air. How Would You Supply Your Self With Electricity If The Main Grid Was Turned Off ?
See Poll
On 6 Dec 2011 at 5:23pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I certainly can't believe it's as ugly as the bloody incinerator. That really is a hideous eyesore.
On 6 Dec 2011 at 9:21pm Zing toe wrote:
If the grid was turned off IMEYOU? Guess I'd have to squat at Glyndebourne.

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