Category Archives: Wind

Wind turbines start bushfires?

    CAPE JERVIS – Do you call the CFS in the event of a wind turbine fire? While it might seem like the right thing to do, according to group officer for the Southern Fleurieu CFS Mr Greg Crawford, … Continue reading

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Wind energy – storing the power

A new contender against nuclear? Wind energy – storing the power There are two big problems with wind turbines. One is cost. The other is the variable nature of wind. It doesn’t always blow when there is demand for power. … Continue reading

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Con With The Wind – Official Trailer

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Wind kills birds

Here’s what scientists have to say about Spanish vulture deaths : Carrete, M et al (2009) “Large Scale Risk-Assessment of Wind-Farms on Population Viability of a Globally Endangered Long-Lived Raptor”, Biological Conservation doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.07.027 Recent research paper looking at effects of … Continue reading

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Better Place battery swap stations off-the-grid?

One of the horror stories we all hear about the mass adoption of electric cars is “But it will crush the grid when everyone plugs in at once!” Even a Webzine I sort of enjoy for outside-the-box thinking, Low Tech … Continue reading

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