Thursday, July 13, 2006

What Goes Around -- maybe doesn't

Speaking of hot air, environmental quackery and fraud, and idiocy.
Welcome to Tsukuba, the town that prides itself on being the most hallowed scientific research centre in Japan and the site of perhaps the worst electricity wind farm in the world: in the 12 months it has been operating, its million-pound windmills have consumed 43 times more power than they have generated.
I like the part where the 23 windmills that cost £60,000 each have produced one megawatt in 12 months.   They turn them on and power them by electricity when they have vistors.

The entire project is under criminal investigation.  

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