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Should domestic wind turbines be encouraged?
Yes
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No
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
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joe



Joined: 16 Sep 2005

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Location: Seaton.

PostPosted: 05/10/05, 18:23    Post subject: Gracefull Reply with quote

I think that the gracefull slow turning of the propellers that glint of the sunlight are great. In my eyes they gloryify the landscape.
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Fiona



Joined: 07 Oct 2005

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PostPosted: 07/10/05, 10:23    Post subject: Ecotricity Reply with quote

Small big turbines on houses are a brilliant idea although we need large scale wind farms to cater for even more of our energy needs. I would like to suggest that any home owners swap their electricity supply to ecotricity- www.ecotricity.com. Its the best eco-friendly electricity supplier in the UK, in that a much larger percentage of the profits go into funding for new wind farms than other companies with green schemes. And...it doesn't cost any more than SWEB (or whatever it is now called). And also someone needs to persuade Rhodie to swap his electricity to ecotricity, peer pressure might work as daughter pressure is not!!
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geoff



Joined: 17 Sep 2005

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Location: Lyme Rd, Uplyme

PostPosted: 07/10/05, 11:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Fiona,

Great to see you here - welcome!

I will take a look at ecotricity as I am more than happy to swap providers if they are more environmentally aware. I wonder if there is a scheme where if several Uplyme villages got together and swapped en-mass we could all get an even better price ? Didn't a village in deepest Devon do something similar with oil deliveries ?

Of course something else that comes into this whole equation is insulation and not wasting energy. Perhaps off topic though ?

Geoff.
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scott



Joined: 17 Sep 2005

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PostPosted: 08/10/05, 16:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a difficult call but overall I think we have to make a move towards them.

Now, wouldn't the possibility of a locallly funded community windfarm be interesting............

Has this been done anywhere does anyone know?
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Rhodie



Joined: 14 Sep 2005

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Location: Rhode Hill, Uplyme

PostPosted: 21/11/05, 22:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

geoff wrote:
Didn't a village in deepest Devon do something similar with oil deliveries ?


Yes it can be arranged on this website:-
https://www.boilerjuice.com/order.php
I did look into the price benefits but was not impressed
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Rhodie



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PostPosted: 21/11/05, 22:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

geoff wrote:
I will take a look at ecotricity as I am more than happy to swap providers if they are more environmentally aware.

Well did you change companies Geoff Question
If you want more information on green electricity have a look at Saturday’s Independent:-
http://money.independent.co.uk/personal_finance/invest_save/article327887.ece
There are details of various “green” energy companies with links to useful websites. Unfortunately Ecotricity is not mentioned in the article but gets a convincing write-up in The Ecologist:-
http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=428 and has, Fiona would like to know, swung it for me.
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