By a County Press reporter
Friday, October 11, 2013
CONSULTATION on the offshore wind energy project Navitus Bay ends today (Friday).
The project has been the subject of a lengthy consultation involving residents on the Isle of Wight, Dorset and Hampshire.
This latest stage started in September and looked at issues including the potential impact of construction, operation and decommissioning.
Documents about the project are available here.
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by James McAdder
13th October 2013, at 15:17:17
Tidal power is not 24/7 There are 4 periods of slack water per day.
by Don Prescott
13th October 2013, at 13:57:00
These names are getting ridiculous.
by Samson DeValcri
11th October 2013, at 23:02:31
Gowan Ruler.How on earth as someone within management in the building industry did you ask this question: "how come thousands of houses throughout the island have these hideous PV panels on the roof, including some pretty large fields.... but wind turbines are frowned upon so much?"I'd say about 300ft!!Thank god you're not in the planning department!
by GARRY Green
11th October 2013, at 21:50:24
surely it does not matter how many wind turbines or PV Panels ar installed, if you cannot store the power generated there is little point in having any of these devices!
by Mike Crowe
11th October 2013, at 16:50:33
and why isn't it done Jake?Because there is no opportunity for 'someone' to make money out of a by product such as Solar Panels and Windmills.Once the tidal power is in, even before it is in, what opportunity is there for anybody to 'make money out of tidal power'? What is the glib salesman going to sell Joe Public in the street?Think.NOTHING as far as I can see.Could THAT be why tidal power is not the BUZZ word, but Solar Panels and Windmills are?
by Jake Wallace
11th October 2013, at 16:23:56
I do look forward to tidal power, the project across the severn estuary was meant to be a good starting place for that one.Depending on how far off shore you want to place those things as well, just looking at some of the PDF maps of the Navitaus project shows the kind of layout your looking at. I'm sure would create a nice strong flow, with easy access to build on. If only we had the capital to invest in even researching these projects, it's a start. i would think going a bit farther south but then you run into all sorts of difficulty there.But the project that was supposed to be based on this issue should be given great funding immediatly.
11th October 2013, at 15:55:04
Jake, tidal power.I think they are afraid of it because it is 100% positive. There, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, four times every 24 hours.No argument, that's why they hate it!
11th October 2013, at 15:48:58
Do any of you have any actual proof which is worse or better in any case, wind might stop, sun won't shine, makes them both losing causes. But with both end up with reduced dependancy on fosil fuel & yes that does sound like some global warming heresy. Although scienctist has once again proven that global warming is a man made problem. Anything i say to take away the power of our corrupt government to rise fule prices every few years on the promises that were buying up the last of remain fuels. Bring on the nuclear holocuast of the fission age, where all our power will be fueled from nuclear, keep them runing day & night so i can keep nice & warm this a winter, if not i'm gonna have to bring out the ol bicycle generator again. Pah not looking good
by John Kneeshaw
11th October 2013, at 15:13:16
Good point Gowan - especially as wind turbines actually generate electricity! All those houses with the hideous panels on the roof would be better off just putting a sign up stating that 'We were conned!'. It will probably generate more power than the panels.
by Gowan Ruler
11th October 2013, at 15:03:12
how come thousands of houses throughout the island have these hideous PV panels on the roof, including some pretty large fields.... but wind turbines are frowned upon so much?
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