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Windmills or Fracking?

On 8 Apr 2014 at 5:02pm Enry wrote:
Thumbs up/down on the following two posts.
On 8 Apr 2014 at 5:03pm Enry wrote:
Vote for me!
On 8 Apr 2014 at 5:04pm Enry wrote:
Vote for me!
On 8 Apr 2014 at 11:45pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Neither fracking nor windmills but a mix of energy sources including wind, solar, tide, biomass and thorium salt reactors, with an emphasis on localism and decentralisation.
On 9 Apr 2014 at 9:38am Enry wrote:
And the Windmills win 7-1. Thanks to those who participated.
On 9 Apr 2014 at 12:18pm Deelite 2 wrote:
With With Thorium Salt Reactors, decentralization and no fossil fuel generated power coming as close second!

The choice you've provided is not realistic Enry.

Even if we fracked the f*** out of the UK it will will only provide us with gas (and a bit of oil) for 30-40 years (and could come at a huge cost to the environment, rural life and, via climate change, our ecosystem). Wind turbines, although environmentally much more benign are not reliable and would not provide us with sufficient power even if we covered the UK with them (well, almost).
On 9 Apr 2014 at 11:40pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Wind will never generate anywhere near enough power for our infrastructure and fracking is a short-term option with potential risks to public health. I agree with James Lovelock that nuclear is the best of a bad lot, until we can get fission power.
On 10 Apr 2014 at 1:31pm B Cox wrote:
An accelerator driver sub critical thorium reactor is inherently safe and produces a lifetimes worth of energy from a very small amount of material.

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