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    I do not understand how the debate in the UK is still raging about these things. "They are ruining the landscape, they make noise blah blah blah". For crying out loud, if we don't sort out our problem with energy there won't be a damn landscape to look at.

    One of the popular conceptions of Germans in the UK is that they are ultra efficient. I cannot believe that the Germans haven't had the debate about how efficient these wind turbines are, yet we are still being told that they cannot make enough power to warrant their being used as a serious alternative, that they kill birds, that Nuclear Power is the only way to go. These are a blot on the landscape and a Nuclear Power station isn't? What? Have we seriously got to the point where we are now thinking that Nuclear is a good idea again? What PR company managed to slide that one past everyone?

    So why are wind turbines all over Germany? I live in a very rural area 60 km north of Hannover, and they are all around me. I think that they look fantastic, and the wind being harnessed as a source of energy is hardly a new idea...

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    1. Tammi Faithfull 102 months ago | reply

      I am with you, I have hundreds around where I live, I love them lol. I have gotten some cool pix with them involved. I really like this shot

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    2. FloydSlip 102 months ago | reply

      Congrats, you're a 3Way Challenge winner!

    3. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 102 months ago | reply

      I totally agree with you, and I don't understand the criticisms either.

      You may want to add it to the hand of Man

    4. Jasmic 102 months ago | reply

      That is what I don't get teetah, when I see them I find them graceful, clever, a sign that Man can do something worthwhile. And they are so photogenic, so to say that they are a blot on the landscape is nonsensical.

      Thanks FloydSlip, it is always nice to get a pat on the back! (As long as it isn't a cow pat I suppose...)

      Thanks andrea. I shall go and have a look at the hand of Man pool and see what I think.

    5. /\ltus 101 months ago | reply

      To you comment, all I can say is: Amen brother. Cool pic.

    6. bangkok_diary 101 months ago | reply

      they are beautiful and show that we are wise to use energy from the wind. I totally agree with you !

    7. ~Glen B~ 101 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image - and I agree with your view, despite being in the UK. Unfortunately, wherever these are proposed to be, the locals get all up in arms about how they are a good thing, but why do we have to have them - it is an insane situation

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    8. Monday Morning Photography 101 months ago | reply

      very interesting write-up

    9. lido_6006 97 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo and you take a clear position
      Please consider posting this to the global climate change pool - spreading good ideas what can be done to make energy supply more sustainable is important
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    10. Jasmic 97 months ago | reply

      Thanks.

      The sad thing is the arguments continue...

    11. trondjs 97 months ago | reply

      Debate aside (and its an important one!), this is a beautiful picture! Surely a strong vote for the aesthetic aspect of windmills. Beautiful light and landscape!
      (Seen in a Views: 100-thread - all my scripts refuse to work on this particular photo, for some silly reason! ;-)

    12. Kettukusu 97 months ago | reply

      I support your ideas. In Finland we have 86 MW of wind power installed capacity, when Germany has over 20 000. I weep.

    13. Jasmic 95 months ago | reply

      Those figures do not surprise me samipii. You literally cannot drive anywhere in Germany without seeing them dotted around the landscape.

    14. dany morgens 83 months ago | reply

      amazing game of light

      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    15. roy_hales 8 months ago | reply

      Thank you for releasing this through CC, I have used it in the following post www.theecoreport.com/green-blogs/technology/energy/wind/d...

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