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Sorry sight to greet visitors  

Credit:  Scotland on Sunday, scotsman.com 24 October 2010 ~~

It is a dreadful thought that if Chris Huhne, the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, gets his way, then before long when folk journey across the oceans to visit our shores, the first thing their eyes will fall upon will be arrays of very tall wind generators.
In other words, the first and last sightings of the UK will be emblems to our collective indifference, lethargy and stupidity.

And why do the media refer to these limited machines as turbines? Charles Parsons, the inventor of the Parson’s Steam Turbine, must be turning in his grave at the misuse of this engineering term.

This will mislead folk into mistakenly accepting wind generators as superior technology/engineering, when in fact these fraudulent machines are no more sophisticated than an electrical generator being driven by a propeller, or aerofoil if you prefer.

Dave Haskell, Boncath, Pembs

Source:  Scotland on Sunday, scotsman.com 24 October 2010

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