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WIND MUST GIVE WAY TO GAS BEFORE IT RUINS US ALL

Posted 15 October 2011

"Which would you rather have in the view from your house? A thing about the size of a domestic garage, or eight towers twice the height of Nelson’s column with blades noisily thrumming the air. The energy they can produce over ten years is similar: eight wind turbines of 2.5-megawatts (working at roughly 25% capacity) roughly equal the output of an average Pennsylvania shale gas well (converted to electricity at 50% efficiency) in its first ten years. "  Matt Ridley writes in The Spectator.

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