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Is wind energy worth it?

Is wind energy worth it?

(6:27) Should we really be investing in wind energy? Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE go to the GE Global Research Centre in Germany to pick the brains of wind energy expert Dominic von Terzi.

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Guest: (1440 days ago)

If you go to the GE Global Research Centre in Germany of course you are going to be told the future of wind turbines is great and only going to get better. I agree that turbines are an important part of the reduction of dependance on fossil fuels but I am apposed to the huge financial incentives paid to the large corporations to build them. Incentives paid by our taxes and the expensive fixed cost of the electricity. Well above market value. Like Ontario Canada. Ontario has the highest electric rates in Canada and those rates are about to double in the next few years.

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If you go to the GE Global Research Centre in Germany of course you are going to be told the future of wind turbines is great and only going to get better. I agree that turbines are an important part of the reduction of dependance on fossil fuels but I am apposed to the huge financial incentives paid to the large corporations to build them. Incentives paid by our taxes and the expensive fixed cost of the electricity. Well above market value. Like Ontario Canada. Ontario has the highest electric rates in Canada and those rates are about to double in the next few years.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1440 days ago)

If the true cost of burning fossil fuels was factored into the price of oil, incentives for building wind farms would not be necessary.

Climate-related droughts, hurricanes, super storms, blizzards, heat wild fires and heat waves in the US in 2012 caused an estimated $139 billion in damages LINK

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If the true cost of burning fossil fuels was factored into the price of oil, incentives for building wind farms would not be necessary.

Climate-related droughts, hurricanes, super storms, blizzards, heat wild fires and heat waves in the US in 2012 caused an estimated $139 billion in damages LINK

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guest123456789 guest123456789 (1440 days ago)

I didn’t look it up but you could be right that we did have that much damage due to those storms. But the big question is how many of those were due to AGW? We had droughts, hurricanes, super storms, blizzards, wild fires, and heat waves before the hockey puck graph starts.

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I didn’t look it up but you could be right that we did have that much damage due to those storms. But the big question is how many of those were due to AGW? We had droughts, hurricanes, super storms, blizzards, wild fires, and heat waves before the hockey puck graph starts.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1441 days ago)

If wind power removes energy from the wind helping to reduce the power of storms, then presumably solar thermal power (where mirrors are used to concentrate the sun) helps cool the planet by removing heat directly from the atmosphere.

Maybe one way to help protect New York against a storm surge is to have a massive combined wind and wave power farm just off the coast. I wonder how much of a difference it would make.

So it's not just the clean and sustainable energy these systems produce, they also have a direct benefit in the fight against climate change.

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If wind power removes energy from the wind helping to reduce the power of storms, then presumably solar thermal power (where mirrors are used to concentrate the sun) helps cool the planet by removing heat directly from the atmosphere.

Maybe one way to help protect New York against a storm surge is to have a massive combined wind and wave power farm just off the coast. I wonder how much of a difference it would make.

So it's not just the clean and sustainable energy these systems produce, they also have a direct benefit in the fight against climate change.

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Guest: (1440 days ago)

Should we really be investing in wind energy? Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE go to the GE Global Research Centre in Germany. If they really wanted to answer that question they should have also talked with experts from both sides of the issue.

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Should we really be investing in wind energy? Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE go to the GE Global Research Centre in Germany. If they really wanted to answer that question they should have also talked with experts from both sides of the issue.

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Guest: (1439 days ago)

Who do you propose as an anti-wind energy expert? Some oil company whore?

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Who do you propose as an anti-wind energy expert? Some oil company whore?

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Read my response again. I am in favour of wind turbine energy. I am apposed to the huge tax incentive to huge corporations. You know the large corporations you refer to has "whores".

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Read my response again. I am in favour of wind turbine energy. I am apposed to the huge tax incentive to huge corporations. You know the large corporations you refer to has "whores".

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