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judym
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posted 16 August 2001 01:27 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Parker Barss Donham wrote this about a plan to build wind turbines in Cape Breton.
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Power company officials [say] ... that the turbines will hardly be eyesores. Many will find them aesthetically pleasing, the company argues, and they hold potential to attract tourists.

That's no justification for placing them somewhere that's already renowned for its scenic beauty. The MacKay Bridge is an impressive structure, but you wouldn't plunk it down in the middle of Peggy's Cove. Not without prior consultation. Not without a fight.


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Gayle
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posted 16 August 2001 04:21 PM      Profile for Gayle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Icky. How crappy that they had to sully a good idea with bad implementation.

I hope this gets worked out (ie, they put the damn things somewhere else).


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 16 August 2001 04:39 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What if other places don't have the required wind levels to make the project viable? Does one continue to burn coal to avoid "ruining" a nice view?
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bellows
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posted 16 August 2001 10:54 PM      Profile for bellows     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
People are funny. Everyone wants power but nobody want's what ever produces that power in their back yard. Maybe we should all go back to kerosene lamps.
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Doug
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posted 17 August 2001 12:58 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think wind turbines look rather pretty, actually.
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ergotist
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posted 17 August 2001 01:51 AM      Profile for ergotist   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
wind turbines look damn fine. they look like an intelligent commitment to giving people the juice they want without destroying really important things like o say the environment ... parker can be an arse from time to time. this is one of those times.
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singhjm
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posted 17 August 2001 10:31 AM      Profile for singhjm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Changing from a fossil fuel based society to a green energy society is going to result in a significant change in the standard of living for all of us. Having to look at wind turbines will be the very least of these changes. Also, I am one of those who thinks that they look nice.

With regards to the location of the wind turbines, it is essential that they be placed in areas with the appropriate wind regiment. Otherwise, they are useless. It is also important to note who is building the wind turbines, Nova Scotia Power. NSP is not exactly a bastion of green energy production. In addition, it is no longer a public company so we should be thankful when they choose to take progressive steps with regards to energy production.

Finally, I agree with placing the wind turbines in a very public place. It is important that Nova Scotians come to learn what will be a necessity for the future of energy production.


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ergotist
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posted 17 August 2001 11:01 AM      Profile for ergotist   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
you said it all Singhjm!

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