Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Answer is Blowin' in The Wind

Grrrrrrrrrrrr! If I hear one more person tell me that wind farms are a bad idea because they "are a blot on the landscape", I. Am. Going. To. Freak. Out.

I mean, people go on holiday to Holland especially to see windmills. Nobody makes pilgrimages half-way around the globe to see ugly, ugly coal-fired power stations.

Here are your choices, people:
  • Clean, majestic wind farms
  • Dirty great coal-fired plant
Both put out electrical power, which is what you all want so that you can continue wasting your time playing Playstation.

Oh, but wait! What's that? We could have nuclear power?

Er, no. For the following reasons:
  • We have no raw nuclear materials
  • We have no capability to process the nuclear materials that we have none of
  • Nor transport or store them
  • It would take 5 - 10 years to commision the appropriate sites, by which time half the country will be underwater because of global warming because the likes of the USA and China continue to generate their power by using dirty great coal-fired plants
  • We have no money to build any of this with (except the $7bn surplus sitting in the government's coffers)
  • It's rather un-PC
  • New Zealand is one big earthquake/volcanic eruption waiting to happen
  • Are you going to be happy about your new next-door neighbour - a nuclear power plant?

People are dying on hospital waiting lists - do you think the government is going to spend it on such frivolous things as power stations? Of course not. They're giving us Digital TV instead.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hit the nail on the head!

By the way, for deeply impressive power plants worth travelling the world to see, check this one out:

10:48 pm  
Anonymous Bob.E said...

While I agree that Digital TV is a waste of time, Playstation is indeed a worthy past-time, and I would be more than happy to see giant wind farms go up to make me feel better about wasting energy playing electronic tic-tac-toe.
Wait a minute...

4:09 pm  

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