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    The first 2 of the Trafalgar Dock windmills being erected
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    My mates brother ships them out of Mostyn dock, there's a few bob in it. Theres a guy in America called Tom Wind who along with others works on a project that seeks to store surplus wind energy. The idea is that when the wind is blowing you push the air underground. Then when you need energy you bring the air back up in compression pipes to generate power. You might start seeing more on shore wind farms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Theres a guy in America called Tom Wind who along with others works on a project that seeks to store surplus wind energy.
    That's like the name of the plumbing firm that advertises on the front of the Washington, D.C., yellow pages:

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    I quite like the look of Wind Turbines and having done a lot of hill-walking near them I find them quite mesmerising to watch. But I can see why some peeps don't like them, they are rather intrusive on the landscape.

    I do agree that they are necessary. As Britain is one of the windiest countries in Europe and an island we would be foolish to not harness this power - especially offshore.

    I did suggest jokingly once that they should all be re-moddeled to look like 17th Century Windmills - alarmingly lots of people agreed! Imagine how horrid a modern recreation windmill would look!

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    and the 3rd one is under construction i noticed from bus today. if windows had been clean I've had got a pic!
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    number 2 looking nice in the sunshine today


    number 3 is getting it's blades. noticed on way home all the blades are on...too dark to get a decent pic then


    look closely...you can see one of the fitters to the left of the blade. rather him than me!
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    There are now 4 erected but not like the Gladstone wall all in a row, but at
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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    I do agree that they are necessary. As Britain is one of the windiest countries in Europe and an island we would be foolish to not harness this power - especially offshore.
    Once tidal off-shore lagoons are take up, the land based windmills can be taken down. That will be a long time off though. 20% of the Irish Sea can provide all the UK and Ireland's energy needs, and that includes electric vehicles.
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    ...and the Mersey Barrage Scheme? Yes, rumoured to be operational by 2020, presuming planning permission is forthcoming in 2010.

    It seems to me that the powers that be have been wittering on about tidal power since God's dog was a pup. I'm beginning to doubt that any of us will be alive to see it completed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post
    ...and the Mersey Barrage Scheme? Yes, rumoured to be operational by 2020, presuming planning permission is forthcoming in 2010.
    No PP granted. Lagoons are very serious and a trial is planned for Swansea.
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