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06-05-2009 09:22 PM  8 years agoPost 21
w.pasman

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One remark with that video said that the breaks were broken and they were even working on it at the time.

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06-05-2009 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 22
whirlyspud

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Dood, I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the ones you posted.

Way cool.

Mike

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06-05-2009 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 23
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Att.: concept1

I see where you are going with your post, but you have to think about solutions and not problems and when i say solution i mean green solutions.

Think about this scenario, 50% of the cars in the US is electric with batteries, you have some kind of intelligent power management at the recharger stations, and at your charger plug at home, then you have a huge moving batterie pack, it just an idea. If it can happen in real life i don't know, yes you still have the batterie but i servers more purposes.

The idea that someone would make one huge batterie to store power from a windmill is just to inefficient in my brain, make some alternative power source, or direct the power to some other consumer, storing it is a wast of money.

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06-05-2009 11:25 PM  8 years agoPost 24
thorpdrvr

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How about clean nuclear power that does not need to be stored in a battery and is actually cost effective(compared to wind and solar that can't compete without substantial subsidies resulting in much higher costs for you and me). If it is good enough for Europe and Iran I say what the heck, why not see if the good ol' USA can keep up with their technology!

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06-05-2009 11:43 PM  8 years agoPost 25
Sean Williams

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How about clean nuclear power that does not need to be stored in a battery and is actually cost effective(compared to wind and solar that can't compete without substantial subsidies resulting in much higher costs for you and me). If it is good enough for Europe and Iran I say what the heck, why not see if the good ol' USA can keep up with their technology!
Clearly nuclear could be a clean, efficient solution to our power needs, but the problem is you have too many uneducated people that think nuclear power means instant Chernobyl.

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06-06-2009 12:19 AM  8 years agoPost 26
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There are plenty of energy solutions out there which are not oil based. The biggest problem we face is that of greed by the oil companies as well as the general populus who are not prepared to pay the real cost of energy for the short term.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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06-06-2009 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 27
rob_k

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Himhoe
Don't worry, your helis usually explode long before they could get far or high enough to hit the windmill.

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06-06-2009 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 28
PJRono

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That was way kewl! It lost a blade and then boomstriked!

If you skip me I can't play!

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06-06-2009 07:51 AM  8 years agoPost 29
w.pasman

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I'm not convinced of wind turbines being green... how much pollution do you create by putting them there, and maintenance is expensive=polluting too. Nuclear isn't green either (waste is radio active and a very serious problem where to store it), and worst is that if they keep going at the current rate uranium will be depleted in about 20 years.

I still think that using plants (eg fossile fuels) are greenest: CO2 is NOT pollution, it is essential part of the natural carbon cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle)

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06-06-2009 12:15 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Steve Boone

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Nuclear power is not green. The the return on the rods is minimal and then you have to get rid of the spent rods. The US actually has a mountain they hollowed out for such a purpose and it was full before the project could be completed. Nuclear is NOT the way to go. The best thing we can do for our planet is quit breeding like cockroaches. The only real solution to lowering the impact we make on our planet is to lower our population. But heaven forbid anyone address the real problem...us.

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06-06-2009 12:45 PM  8 years agoPost 31
nivlek

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I think that we should all park up our motor vehicles , and peddle to work on our light weight carbon cycles !

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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06-06-2009 01:04 PM  8 years agoPost 32
LaurenceGough

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As said Nuclear isn't green at all.

Only green things are solar power, wind power, wave power and anything else which uses natural sources of energy without creating waste.

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06-06-2009 01:56 PM  8 years agoPost 33
JRjoe

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It's not easy being green.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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06-06-2009 03:56 PM  8 years agoPost 34
mullinspsm

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Dont't worry in a few years and after millions of dollars of funding. Scientist will discover that wind mills are slowing down the natural wind cycle, and causing a man made depletion of our planets natural heating and cooling cycle, ocean currents will be effected and species will be in danger, we must tax and spend trillians to fix it and blah, blah, blah.... It will be the same MASS FEAR that is Global Warming. When I was young in the early seventies, it was THE NEXT ICE AGE that was going to get us. Now it is GLOBAL WARMING. One Volcano puts out more destructive gases than all of mankinds efforts for the past thousand years, yet it is our puny efforts that need taxing. Well you can't TAX a volcano.

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06-06-2009 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 35
thorpdrvr

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When I was young in the early seventies, it was THE NEXT ICE AGE that was going to get us.[quote]

Don't forget the acid rain that was going to destroy everything. And what about the ozone hole that was going to doom us? By the way the hole doesn't exist any longer.

Folks can you see a pattern here? Latest news that you don't hear much is that many scientists now think we are in a cooling period. Maybe that is why you don't hear much about global warming lately. Now it is climate change that we should be in fear of!

My biggest fear is that the air will again disappear between my heli and the ground!

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06-06-2009 05:59 PM  8 years agoPost 36
chris6414

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Fusion
Waste? H2O. If we could only harness it.

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06-06-2009 06:01 PM  8 years agoPost 37
projectx

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Josh,
which field is that at?

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06-07-2009 02:04 AM  8 years agoPost 38
Josh Moen

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That is at my old home field in Willmar, MN where I learned to fly. The club has been there for well over 20 years. The club is small(15-20) but everyone there flys airplanes. Now all the regulars are looking for a new place to fly, it may be the old abandoned municiple airport. I'm not sure whats going to happen - I am traveling back to the area at the end of July and was looking forward to flying at sealevel - I think I'll look for a nice open soccer field.

Thanks,

Josh Moen
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06-07-2009 03:59 AM  8 years agoPost 39
Dr.Rivet

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Fusion

Waste? H2O. If we could only harness it.
+1, but there is nuclear waste which is minuscule compared to what fission produces. Amount of waste will be so small that storage cost would be negligible. I used to follow fusion reactor experiments which was an internatonal effort, but few years ago most big partners (like Boeing) pulled out for no apparent reason. I think that fusion is the solution to all world energy problems if we try (not if we can) to make it work, but then how oil companies and "green" energy companies will make money then? Al Gore will go broke and we are not allowed to make the poor guy starve.

I can also second that wind turbines cost too much and are impractical besides being huge pollutants at the end of their lifecycle.

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06-08-2009 03:47 PM  8 years agoPost 40
concept1

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as far as green cars, the ability to produce electric cars is here bu tit isn't being use. one of the problems with electric cars is the loss of taxes. the ability to produce electric cars that can go 100mph+ and over 100 miles per charge is availible today! but most of the companies that produced this technology are out of buisiness today! Why? not sure but my guess is no one really wants a affordable usable electric car produced, because you then have a huge tax loss, and buisiness loss. How do you pay for roads, etc.... look up Wavecrest labs! they are now gone but they produced a production bycicle that was electric, it looked just like a high end mountain bike and it was not priced too badly, it would travel at speeds of around 40mph and travel about 30-40 miles. if you peddled it would charge itself, it was sold to city police and others. they also produced a brushless motor that was part of the hub,then they took this motor and used it for automotive, they used this type motor in all 4 wheel hubs and really produced a awesome performing, as well as motorcycles and a full size surburban that would do 100mph. the suddenly they were gone! I knew several people that worked for this company and no one really knows what happened, but everything they were working on is dead! so when I hear Green I see mostly wasted $$$ since everything I have seen in the past few years that really works gets killed, and the stuff that no one seems to think is worth it is what the Gov't is backing???? not saying wind mills don't work, just that they don't seem worth do to cost and what you get out of it compaired to other options. and again part of my business is I work with companies who build the wind generators and electric vehicals. I don't claim to know it all but I have talked to the guys who design and build this stuff, and their is some really neat stuff out their. I think their is a lot of red tape holding it back and lots of tax loss really holding it back!

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