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Some people thought we were crazy when we put a giant wind turbine on top of a floating spar structure and towed it out to sea. But it turned out to be the future, and the future is now. This year we made a giant leap forward as we installed and started producing electricity from the world’s first floating wind farm. The 30 MW Hywind Scotland pilot park will demonstrate the feasibility of future commercial floating wind farms that could be more than four times the size. This will further increase the global market potential for offshore wind energy, contributing to realising Statoil’s ambition of profitable growth in renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions. Visit our website to learn more: www.statoil.com

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Oct 17, 2017

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jutubaeh
jutubaeh 2 months ago
with land better used with gardenync everöne house would generate itz öwn... but then theyd be chippe n indepp´D
Robert Tanga
Robert Tanga 3 months ago
They are not that effective an eyesore and a noise irritant
Robert Tanga
Robert Tanga 3 months ago
Ugly Monsters
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
Five?? Put up MILLIONS of these.
Juan Rueda
Juan Rueda 4 months ago
felicitaciones!, los admiro, como investigador también tengo el sueño de que en Colombia se instalen este tipo de turbinas. Cuenten con un colaborador en Colombia. Att Juan Gabriel Rueda Bayona
The Duke 71000 71000
Dangerous, Ugly & noisy, Wind Turbines will NOT be around much longer ! Why? Because in July 2019 a new discovery by a Hi-Tech Electrical Engineering Company has discovered a way to "Switch-Off" dangerous radiation. As a result a new type of Radiation Free Reactor is already on the drawing board. This new system is more efficient that either Wind Generators or solar panels. One new power plant should be easily capable of generating more cheap power (whenever you need it) than 500 wind generators.
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
The Duke 71000 71000 YOU......are FULL of SHIT!!!!
Isabelle Le Serrec
Isabelle Le Serrec 5 months ago
L'horreur suprême, l'arnaque totale, la mort du vivant 👹👹👹👹
yaimavol
yaimavol 5 months ago
Amazing that people actually think 400 year old tech is the answer for us. These turbines are very expensive to maintain. Every country that has switched to wind and solar has seen very steep increases in utility prices. This is hurting the old and poor the most.
RAMKUMAR RAJA M
RAMKUMAR RAJA M 6 months ago
I Just Love the Technology (as long as it helps Humans and don't hurt the Nature). Such Mega Windmills are Awesome. 😘
Leif Johnson
Leif Johnson 6 months ago
Every time a wind turbine is built an angel gets its wings........ruvid.net/video/video-OfUV-F9jFro.html
Davey Duff
Davey Duff 6 months ago
Another tax-payer funded SCAM!
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
Davey Duff YOU.....are FUCKING NUTS!!!!
Bob Martin
Bob Martin 6 months ago
I wonder how they will hold up to the extreme weather, storms, extremely high winds and waves of the northern seas.
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
Ask the Danes, they have lots of wind turbines in the North Sea, only difference is that they stand on a foundation.
Charles Young
Charles Young 7 months ago
The energy it took to produce these turbines renders them useless
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
The amount of energy used to build them equals 6 - 9 months of production.
James Hurt III
James Hurt III 7 months ago
This is Beyond Amazing.
Paul-talk
Paul-talk 7 months ago
Revolting propaganda for a scam run by the hyper elite to rob and crush the people.
John Arbuthnott
John Arbuthnott 7 months ago
Waste of resources, hugely expensive, huge carbon footprint to make and install, needs to be subsidised, unlikely to pay back for 50 years of more and the wind blows mainly at night when electricity is at it lowest demand
John Arbuthnott
John Arbuthnott 6 months ago
@niels lund ruvid.net/u-redirect?v=ehjysg8WkBQ&redir_token=7bidFLkiJP1HYBOyHlfhJnhB82h8MTU3NDI0NTk4OEAxNTc0MTU5NTg4&event=video_description&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegwpf.org%2Fprof-michael-kelly-energy-policy-needs-herds-of-unicorns%2F Without electricity generated by fossil fuels there would no solar panels or Wind-farms
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
Your claims are so out of date that they are boring. To take one. Rule of thumb in Denmark. The amount of energy used to build them equals 6 - 9 months of production
David Wheatcroft
David Wheatcroft 7 months ago
To replace fossil fuels, HALF of Britain would have to be covered in windmills. You can insulate 500 roofs for the price of ONE windmill, and that will save in 2 years MORE energy than the windmill makes in 25 year life. Make sense to build them? Did my BSc in 2 years. Chemistry. I speak 5 languages, IMC pilot. "Not in a million years!" Do the NUMBERS, boyo!
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
Take a look her ruvid.net/video/video-Kso4Bj366vM.html Even your BSc and 5 languages cannot stop them
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
So what makes these two options either/or?
Alex stevensen
Alex stevensen 7 months ago
I'm giving it all she's got captain!! we need more powerrrr!!
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
Alex stevensen Build MORE, Scotty. You IDIOT!!!
DNTME
DNTME 8 months ago
"Cut the cost by 60%." 60% of what? The projected cost before it was actually done? 60% of the cost of other installations? It's not clear. If it is by 60% of what it was projected, then that means little since projected costs are usually quite conservative with a number of large "fudge factors" thrown for unforeseen costs. These can add up to a lot. 50% or more is not unusual. The designers want to be sure to cover their ass should things not go as planned. Same for the contractors. No one knows the true cost until the project is done. If it's 60% of several other installations (not just one other installation) of the same magnitude and capabilities, then it is quite an achievement and kudos to them. Assuming it lasts as long as the others and does as well. That only time well tell.
Rad Matic
Rad Matic 8 months ago
Madness. So much money and energy wasted just to despoil the landscape for nothing
Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan 8 months ago
How many sea birds have these killed?
kitemanmusic
kitemanmusic 8 months ago
How many chickens have died?
Mick West
Mick West 8 months ago
Its a great idea - the dead birds become fish food before you can count them, God knows no one will miss a few thousand Scottish Sea Gulls, and the price of power won't go up much, Al Gore will be so proud of you because no matter how high the oceans get these will always float at a constant level, and when Scotland is entirely under, the Scots will be able to the wind mills and not drown in the High Lands.
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
Do they look dead www.deviantart.com/nslc/art/bird-s-nest-160791977 No wind tubines give them extra food and a rest area on the water.
bus king
bus king 7 months ago
If Scotland was 'entirely under' then no England,Wales,Ireland,Netherlands,France would be the 'Alpine islands' shared with Germany,Switz,Austria,Italy etc etc
Franz Huber
Franz Huber 8 months ago
And what is this good for? Wind energy is useless. Except for being on moral high ground, together with solar it’s unpredictable and can’t provide base load.
_М_И_К_Р_О_Б_ _М_И_К_Р_О_Б_
Мдааа уж. Создают препятствия для судов и подводных лодок . А в это время в России строят АЭС 5 поколения.
Russ Kenny
Russ Kenny 8 months ago
Tack så mycket Norge och Skotland för att hjälpa till att rädda vår fantastiska planet..
Brian Dawson
Brian Dawson 10 months ago
this is the most amazing energy source ever
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
Brian Dawson The wind....is....FUCKING FREE.....FOREVER!!!!! Just like the SUN!!!!!
Pascal Okeke
Pascal Okeke 10 months ago
this is amazing structural/hydrodynamics engineering principle deployed for future brought present in green energy generation. kudos to Scot in pioneering the cutting-edge modern engineering in green energy power-generation.
Nick Romis
Nick Romis 10 months ago
5000 tons of iron ore ballast! Impressive amount. I wonder if this is per substructure or total...
John Lammi
John Lammi 11 months ago
How many thousand of birds do they kill? How much in subsidies do they take?
Lambda Frog
Lambda Frog Year ago
Like from Russia
Leslie Allan
Leslie Allan Year ago
A truly great achievement, just a bit puzzled as to why ,with our history of building floating production platforms for the major oil and gas companies,we couldn’t have built all of these in Scotland?.
Norman Thornwood
What "we"? Why would a Norwegian company build it in Scotland though? The idea and technology wasn't invented by Scots, so you don't reap the benefits.
Is [N0T] 42
Is [N0T] 42 Year ago
No renewable energy was used in the making of this project.
Norman Thornwood
Plenty of renewable energy was used on land while constructing them, as Norway is ~99% hydropowered.
Dragon Fly
Dragon Fly Year ago
This wind turbine industry is built only to provide extreme revenue to already rich companies. At the bottom of the priority list is the consideration for nature. This industry has spent a lot of time and money looking like green energy. They also rightly use it as perpetual energy. Windmill energy can certainly be green energy but then in only certain conditions. It is that the energy is used in the area it is produced. The condition is that it should not be transported on high-voltage lines in the air voltage and that necessary transformers are far away from areas where people live. Current with 50 hz / possibly 60 hz AC creates, as known, environmentally harmful conditions for animals and humans. Many feel great discomfort with magnetic fields, and many suffer from a number of diseases including blood cancer. Today, this company Equinor (formerly Statoil) is a world-renowned company for the sale of oil, energy and more. And they are like all other such companies a devastating factor for nature on land and at sea. Equinor is a Norwegian company and aims to sell energy to a number of European countries. To achieve this goal, Equinor does not care that nature is being destroyed.
Norman Thornwood
The most nature friendly event in a human's life is death. No more consumption or energy use. Would you prefer to like in a cave again maybe? I don't see you offering any solutions.
Luke Rieman
Luke Rieman Year ago
Your videographer deserves a promotion for that shot of the tower mating at night - truly magnificent!
SWOBIZ
SWOBIZ Year ago
Every wind and solar installation is propped up by reliable nuclear and fossil fuel plants which compensate for the dangerous and unpredictable fluctuations of wind/solar output. Otherwise, they would be cause life-threatening black/brown outs and voltage spikes throughout the day.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
What is unpredictable about solar output?
Jesus Huerta
Jesus Huerta Year ago
Screw this crap, in the U.S. we have " beautiful, clean, coal".
didanz100
didanz100 4 months ago
Stupidity at it's best.
yaimavol
yaimavol 5 months ago
@niels lund The core of a wind turbine is made of rare minerals that are mined in China with a huge carbon footprint. Given the tons of concrete and steel required to build one, it takes a hundred years to pay back the carbon debt of one wind turbine. 400 year old tech is not the answer or the future. Get real.
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
@Calvin Abbott Many have tried, all have failed, there is something called seaweed that destroys the idea
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
@Franz Huber how much steel, concrete and dangerous chemicals do you think are included in a coal-fired power plant. Take a look at Denmark, we don't use coal and we get 43 % elektricitet from wind turbines a year.
Calvin Abbott
Calvin Abbott 7 months ago
Make them submerged farms that would work at all times.
Rodrigo Villanueva
Green washing. Their real deal is not with renewable energy :)
Lukas Draven
Lukas Draven Year ago
SEKCO PEDEFIL MAZUMOS SIUKLES ATMATOS NAMU NAZERTI MARIJA JUOZE JUDEN JEZUSA MESIJA ABRAAMO MOZE VIESPATIES AMZINAI AMIN MYLIU AMIN AMORE AMORE
Saeed Ghanbari
This is a big step towards sustainable clean energy! Great job!
Dragon Fly
Dragon Fly Year ago
This wind turbine industry is built only to provide extreme revenue to already rich companies. At the bottom of the priority list is the consideration for nature. This industry has spent a lot of time and money looking like green energy. They also rightly use it as perpetual energy. Windmill energy can certainly be green energy but then in only certain conditions. It is that the energy is used in the area it is produced. The condition is that it should not be transported on high-voltage lines in the air voltage and that necessary transformers are far away from areas where people live. Current with 50 hz / possibly 60 hz AC creates, as known, environmentally harmful conditions for animals and humans. Many feel great discomfort with magnetic fields, and many suffer from a number of diseases including blood cancer. Today, this company Equinor (formerly Statoil) is a world-renowned company for the sale of oil, energy and more. And they are like all other such companies a devastating factor for nature on land and at sea. Equinor is a Norwegian company and aims to sell energy to a number of European countries. To achieve this goal, Equinor does not care that nature is being destroyed.
Alberto Peralta
how is this different from GE off-shore wind turbines?
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
"...world’s first *floating* wind farm" The other offshore wind turbines are in shallow waters, on a solid pylon that reaches into the sea bed.
Luke Rieman
Luke Rieman Year ago
These are floating, not fixed directly to the sea bed.
Waray non
Waray non Year ago
If only one of you hears my call to help me develop my invention that can produce electricity even inside your bedroom because it's pollution free and most of all no refueling and recharging needed, you might not be needing to create thus very expensive structure on the sea that might endanger inhabitants in that area and damage echo system.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
And how much power does it produce? What is its load factor?
Googi Shite
Googi Shite Year ago
Have I missed something here? Norwegian company, Statoil, towers built in Spain, apart from the location and the Scottish narrator, what part did the U.K. play in this? With its long construction heritage Scotland could have built the towers and the U.K. could have developed this concept, but we didn't. The U.K.'s lack of investment in science and engineering coupled with governments' short-term and misdirected focus again led to another opportunity being p*ssed away. We should be ashamed of ourselves.
ernest schulze
We need this in South Africa
Stephen Verchinski
Who is statoil?
Norman Thornwood
It was Norway's "state oil" company, now called Equinor.
eduardo visinoni
Parabéns do Brasil. Esse é o mundo que todos queremos. Abraços;
Oh Lawd
Oh Lawd Year ago
Cool.👍
owenbevt3
owenbevt3 Year ago
One of the few things I can be prowd of in modern Britain.
drsupremo88
drsupremo88 Year ago
This is funking crazy
Kumar Mithilesh
what about #cyclones and Hurricanes will it survive the wind force.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
You don't get tropical storms around Scotland. Too far North.
owenbevt3
owenbevt3 Year ago
not many Hurricanes in Scotland.
stu crawford
stu crawford Year ago
Great to see Scotland as a world leader in wind turbine innovation. Dragging the UK into the 21st century My country England still plugging away with old nuclear Power stations.
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
England has a lot of offshore wind turbines ruvid.net/video/video-Kso4Bj366vM.html
alexanderscheffer
Actually... (newer) nuclear power plants are greener than you might think. But these floating wind turbines are still awesome! :)
David Holgate
David Holgate Year ago
Yes they had proper Scottish accents haha.... They are using Scotland as a testing area by the looks of it.
Pete Coventry
Pete Coventry Year ago
Every full turn powers a house for 24 hours. Amazing when you know what they do and how they work.
Dave Kirkeby
Dave Kirkeby Year ago
Very cool. Regardless of the cost/benefits it's cool to be alive to see such amazing structures being built by my fellow humans. Many of the negative comments below are directed at the energy for construction versus energy produced. None of the negative comments I saw offered any kind of documentation or references to studies. The Wikipedia article on wind turbines presents quite a bit of information that refutes most of the criticisms that were put forth in the comments: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_wind_power From that article: The energy return on investment (EROI) for wind energy is equal to the cumulative electricity generated divided by the cumulative primary energy required to build and maintain a turbine. According to a meta study, in which all existing studies from 1977 to 2007 were reviewed, the EROI for wind ranges from 5 to 35,[18] with the most common turbines in the range of 2 MW nameplate capacity-rotor diameters of 66 meters, on average the EROI is 16. So EROI (Energy Return on Investment) is 16 on the most common size of windmills and presumably as time goes on that number will climb towards or above the highest EROI's obtained today. This seems to be a complete refutation of one of the most common criticisms made in the comments.
niels lund
niels lund 6 months ago
Rule of thumb in Denmark. The amount of energy used to build them equals 6 - 9 months of production
bruce baker
bruce baker Year ago
It will be interesting to see how well they hold up to extreme conditions and what the actual output over the years will be.
Paul-talk
Paul-talk 7 months ago
I predict a fail
TheGizmo1122
TheGizmo1122 Year ago
Well statoil, now Equinor has a lot of experiense working offshore, so hopefully they will do ok :)
WINSTON SMITH
WINSTON SMITH Year ago
These aren't profitable. The only reason they exist is government subsidies.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
Current cost of off-shore wind in the UK is £39.65/MWh. Average wholesale price of electricity in the UK is £50/MWh. Offshore wind turbines in the UK make 20% profit.
Norman Thornwood
You don't know anything about these do you? Wind at sea is not comparable.
Ciaran Harrington
But now we are spending money at home to harness energy. We dont have to depend wholly on the US, Russia and arabia for energy. Just print euros= get wind turbines and european jobs. Makes economic and strategic sense, europe doesnt have vast hydrocarbon resources, so they will cut their cloth to suit them.
Terry Tong
Terry Tong Year ago
Wow Scottish Accent changed
Can I Get A Witness
Can I Get A Witness 2 months ago
Bad acting
Esteban We don’t need no stinking badges
☠️ what a waste of money
raymond cole
raymond cole Year ago
it is very much easier to build a gas turbine power plant that would be very much cheaper to build and would produce energy all the time
Stephen Verchinski
If its from fracked shale the energy return on investment is running 5 out to one in. Unsustainable. Also not fair to future generations to blow it all on the current occupants when the planet has another billion years to go. Better to do intensive energy conservation. Better EROI and less costly.
ferkemall
ferkemall Year ago
You do know that the life of a wind turbine is appx 20 years then it need replacing !
Kenneth James
Kenneth James Year ago
Omg thats horrible! You mean you only incur the cost of manufacturing and installation before having 20 years of energy generation for nothing? And it only operates at 65% max capacity the whole time! I mean Dams operate at 45%... ooh wait. Turns out thats incredible.
Gert Visser
Gert Visser Year ago
And what about the hundreds of thousands of birds that will kill these machines coming years? In the past we were careful with our birds, there was legislation around construction works and that was good. In our era of CO2 madness, birds or other animals have become completely unimportant: as long as money can be earned.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
Windows kill many more birds than wind turbines. When will you start campaigning to get rid of windows?
Norman Thornwood
This is far out at sea... It's a bit different by the coast or on land.
niels lund
niels lund Year ago
www.deviantart.com/nslc/art/bird-s-nest-160791977 Do they look dead, do they look scared, no seabirds like the improved fishing opportunities at wind turbines.
Berenice L
Berenice L Year ago
cats and cars kill more, should we ban them too? www.sibleyguides.com/conservation/causes-of-bird-mortality/ www.cbc.ca/news/politics/9-leading-causes-of-bird-deaths-in-canada-1.1873654 eu.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/ science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbine-kill-birds.htm
Čhãrłîę B
Love to see it in rough seas
bus king
bus king 7 months ago
You will ! North Sea is brutal.
Mart Nije
Mart Nije Year ago
I made these drone shots
Edward Johnson
I thought Scotland was cold! Why then do they need such big fans?
M Detlef
M Detlef 3 months ago
Edward Johnson They’re SLOWING DOWN the wind. So....
Dynamic Solution
It will sink by the time it recoups 1/3 of its cost.
Norman Thornwood
Says the Internet "expert" with no engineering knowledge at all.
davetileguy
davetileguy Year ago
How much energy to make all that steel ?
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
About 3 months' generation.
Oliver Wabwire
Absolutely phenomenal! An inspiring story on capacity of humans to do good; some hope for future generations of this planet.
TheRoidemortetfleur
How much carbon print was needed just to get it built and setup? I'd just use a tugboat. That matters if it took 2 years of carbon worth just to set it up then you must make the process even more efficient. That said. I'm glad to see the idea to fruition.
Sabrina Torres
This is absolutly amazing!
DEEREMEYER1
DEEREMEYER1 2 years ago
Throw a handful of empty aluminum cans in the ocean at the beach and you're "littering" and "destroying the environment". Throw a bunch of wind turbines in the water "offshore" and you're an "environmentalist" and are creating "green energy".
Meg Martel
Meg Martel 7 months ago
Millions of birds are killed every year from wind turbines
owenbevt3
owenbevt3 Year ago
Yes, I don't see animals getting traped in these like in a can.
Leonard Pearlman
Makes ya think, don't it?
DEEREMEYER1
DEEREMEYER1 2 years ago
Its a damned shame that "offshore wind power" is even more inefficient and a far bigger waste of money than "onshore wind power". The further you get from the "shore" the less wind you have to work with. Winds blowing out to sea at the shoreline are due to temperature/elevation/humidity differences AT the shoreline. And they're MAINLY at "ground level" and aren't nearly as strong once you move away from the shore in any direction. Inland, out to sea or "up" in the atmosphere.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
On shore load factor in the UK: 20% Off-shore load factor for new wind power in the UK: 58% Off-shore wind is more efficient
owenbevt3
owenbevt3 Year ago
Modern turbines work on the same principle as airoplain wings with the suction of the air flow around them pulling them, rather than being pushed by the wind. So consistent - non turbulent winds are more important than strong ones, and you get more of these the further you are from the cost.
marechavala1
marechavala1 Year ago
DEEREMEYER1 oil troll alert!!
Miles
Miles 2 years ago
about 20% of the UK's energy is now from wind and constantly increasing. brilliant stuff
Burgess Park
Burgess Park 10 months ago
NO NO NO Thats just propognda At best it is 20% of the UKs *RENEWABLE ENERGY" which includes things like biofuels which cause starvation in 3rd world and burning wood chips which is devastating forests in USA.
Shanta Hsieh
Shanta Hsieh 2 years ago
The project like this step by step is described on the Avasva website and many more plans you can find on that website.
Coeus 2.0
Coeus 2.0 2 years ago
Never mind the birds they munch, what about the pensioners, the poor and vulnerable who are forced to pay for this virtue signalling garbage? People die from fuel poverty in their tens of thousands every year and projects like this have contributed to the trebling, yes trebling, of energy costs in the last 15 years and there is absolutely no tangible benefit from it, not one jot of 'Climate change' will be changed for the better or worse by this - so what is it for ? ..... Ego .... pure and utter political and eco ego ... there is something sick with society when we have the resources to give people cheap energy right beneath our feet for decades to come but yet we choose the expensive option which makes poor people poorer, rich people richer and makes energy affordable for the people who need it most. I would admire projects like this if they did not kill poor people and tax them via the energy bill to pay for rich peoples and ecowarriors meaningless toys .... Marie Antoinette looks pretty sensitive and caring toward the poor compared with this lot ......
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
People die from air pollution in their tens of thousands every day - from fossil-fuelled power stations and vehicle exhausts. Even this expensive, experimental wind power is 25% cheaper than new build nuclear.
Donald Kasper
Donald Kasper 2 years ago
Nice view of the farm. Nothing running. Wow, there is your coal power competitor right there. Oh, not enough wind. Oh well.
Norman Thornwood
It's shown running in the video. You're confusing the installation phase for not running...
SpeedyBoy
SpeedyBoy 2 years ago
Music ? anyone know ?
Adon Lando
Adon Lando 2 years ago
These are not floating, they are anchored.
Rob Fraser
Rob Fraser Year ago
@owenbevt3 Precisely, they would not need anchors if they didn't float, anchors stop floating objects from drifting.
owenbevt3
owenbevt3 Year ago
things have anchors exactly because they would otherwise flote off.
kareszt
kareszt 2 years ago
Dumb - I have proven YOU wrong.
Waterstof Werkt
Waterstof Werkt 2 years ago
Brilliant promo movie. Must have been made by a top PR firm or a firm deserving to be a top PR firm. The shots, words, voices and everything about it moves the viewer profoundly. Of course the story is a good one but it's all in the telling.
hawkeye0248
hawkeye0248 2 years ago
Wind is more sustainable than solar, but wind will never be completely sustainable. Nuclear remains the most environmentally friendly power provider, but are dangerous if very strict safety requirements are not rigorously maintained. Coal is still the most safest energy provider, provided solutions are implemented to remove Nitrogen (NOx) compounds as well as sulphur (SOx) contaminants in chimneys.
Riggald
Riggald 7 months ago
Coal plants release more radioactivity into the environment than nuclear plants do.
t43562
t43562 2 years ago
What I love about wind turbines is that it is possible to take one production process and repeat it again and again to scale up - so you have a chance to get better and better at making them which isn't possible when working with large power stations where you're only making one very large system. Also if you have X money you can scale the number of turbines you build to fit it and that doesn't prevent you from adding more in future. etc.
Meg Martel
Meg Martel 7 months ago
Blades are made of steel, fibreglass, copper, iron & plastic - they also don't last forever and kill millions of birds & bats, cause health problems for humans ...and is hugely expensive (without subsidies) and inefficient (only work when wind blows). They also always need backup ie baseload power from coal/other. At best wind & solar "renewables" are adjuncts NOT replacements for fossil fuels. If UN were serious about CO2 "crisis" they would back nuclear & hydro not wind & solar. It's about wealth transfer not climate change.
James Rosemary
And, as technology improves, you can replace the generator, rotor and gear box at anytime without having to build new towers.
Just think
Just think 2 years ago
man made global warming is the biggest fraud of the 21st century. ruvid.net/video/video-Ia5M72yCzRo.html
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