Today: 17.Jul.2018

Edgar Ocampo Tellez, energy expert working to develop long termenergy master plan for Mexico: 27,000 wind turbines in Germany provide only 2 % of their primary energy consumption. And like South Australia they rely on their neighbours to keep the lights on.

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The Guardian: “There are two major takeaways from this paper,” he said. “First, humans are extremely efficient in exploiting natural resources. Humans have culled, and in some cases eradicated, wild mammals for food or pleasure in virtually all continents. Second, the biomass of terrestrial plants overwhelmingly dominates on a global scale – and most of that biomass is in the form of wood.”

Clive Hambler, zoologist, specialty species extinction, lecturer in biological and human sciences, Oxford University: Species extinction is a serious issue: around the world we’re losing up to 40 a day. Yet environmentalists are urging us to adopt technologies that are hastening this process. Among the most destructive of these is wind power. Every year in Spain alone — according to research by the conservation group SEO/Birdlife — between 6 and 18 million birds and bats are killed by wind farms.

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Wolfgang Buescher: Extreme Green Activists demand that mankind protection "nature" above everything else. The same people demand the installation of tens of thousands of wind turbines in each country. Wind turbines destroy nature, the environment, and kill birds and bats that they insist everyone protect. Besides this ludicrousness, powering modern electrical grids with such variable electric power is the opposite of what most technical people insist on."

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