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Go UK! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The milestone was passed on Friday when the Braes O'Doune wind farm, near Stirling, began producing electricity.<br><br><br><br>
Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling described it as a "significant landmark" for the UK wind industry.<br><br><br><br>
The government has set a target for 10% of electricity to be generated from renewable sources by 2010.</div>
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Full article <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6344215.stm" target="_blank">here</a>.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> *pats the UK on the head*
 

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I'm in North Wales where one of the big offshore windfarms is based. They're trying to get permission for a large expansion of it but there is HUGE opposition to it. I can't figure these people out. They'd rather have a nuclear power reactor in the area than a windfarm. Bonkers.
 

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I can't understand opposing good, healthy energy.<br><br><br><br>
I'm pretty sad that my generation is so intent on closing its ears to the problems of the world. People are way too self-absorbed, and no one wants to do their part to help take care of our Mother Earth, our home.<br><br><br><br>
She's all we have and we are destroying her. It's terribly sad.
 

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The reasons for opposing windfarms are a) windfarms look ugly and will scare off the tourists leading to lower income for the region and lower property prices b) they are 'bird shredders' killing large amounts of birdlife.<br><br><br><br>
Those arguments are countered with a) some people think the windfarms look interesting and may even draw tourists to see them. But most people hardly even notice the windfarm that's already offshore. b) more birds are killled by cars than a windmill. Perhaps we should ban cars, too? And how many thousands of birds were killed in oil spills this year?
 

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I think windfarms are pretty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
this is a nice step in the right direction, even though I know that wind farms wont really be a "solution" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i have never seen one. does anyone have a link to a picture maybe? im too lazy to google it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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