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    I think so too,Arandar & Bryan – more solar & wind power is something we ought to be doing. We probably should really have been doing so on a far larger scale than we’ve done so far & had we done so,we might not now have such a problem with power outage in Auckland. It really doesn’t say much for our our electricity system,except perhaps that is substandard.

    I think Nuclear power is out of the question ;both because of our nuclear policy & our frequent earthquakes which make it not just impractical but dangerous.

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    bryan, a google search reveals “Wind turbines kill between 214,000 and 368,000 birds annually — a small fraction compared with the estimated 6.8 million fatalities from collisions with cell and radio towers and the 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion deaths from cats.”

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    Agree with you Don021 about the games. I did a bit of an exercise last night with the medal haul for each country. I disregarded the type of medal and took the total into account. (After all any sort of medal is an achievement).

    On a per capita basis the results were –

    1. New Zealand – 1 per 103,261

    2. Australia – 1 per 125,101

    3. Canada – 1 per 450,610

    4. England – 1 per 489,485

    5. South Africa – 1 per 1,511,081

    6. India – 1 per 20,341,060

    So as you can see we punched above our weight. AWRIGHT, before anybody said I can’t have much to do. That was true last night. LOL LOL.

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    Well done that man ❗ ❗

    ‘Tis good to have time on your hands to do this kind of thing KK, sure puts it into perspective. We may be a little country but we can pack a punch 🙂 🙂

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    DITTO! Aggie the sort of thing I used to do when I was more able. Why! Because it’s interesting and one never knows what the outcome will be!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    Pity Ocker’s not still on here, his reaction to Aussie being downgraded would have been hilarious. Heehee!!

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    To go back to lilith7’s comment about solar and wind power generation. Both of these modes of generation are problematic  given the public opposition for siting the generation equipment within their  neighbourhood. I can imagine the cries of horror if it was muted suggested that wind turbines should be placed on the Waitakeri Ranges.

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    I really can’t understand the opposition to wind turbines;they look lovely. And perhaps the problem with birds could be averted by enclosing them in a mesh ‘cage’ – worth a try anyway.

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    Would you like an example in NZ:

     

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/makara-residents-fuming-over-noisy-wind-farm-2009080419

    and I might add, most of wind turbines are out in the deserts here ie Las Vegas etc.

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    lilith7, as you think wind turbines are so lovely, you should encourage your local power company to instal a few, maybe a quarter-mile or so upwind from your prevailing wind. You’ll be able to sit outside and watch the lovely machines day in and day out..
    At night, every night, you’ll be enchanted no doubt with the lovely noise they make .

    https://www.wind-watch.org/video-fonddulacnoise.php

    Or perhaps lovely, but at least two miles away from your house.
    If you’re able, you could make a picnic lunch, walk to them and admire them to your heart’s content.

     

     

     

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