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Re: Avebury and space
Mar 03, 2011, 11:19
Resonox wrote:
VBB wrote:
What are we going to say to a field of solar panels with the odd monuments stiicking out?


That paints a truly horrifying picture...but not necessarily an unlikely one.
I have seen photographs of some Welsh countryside....with these great big "alternative energy sources" all over the place.
However the most frightening thing was actually seeing the amount of them on Scottish hillsides....I don't know how much electricity they produce...but the sheer number of them MUST be powering the whole National Grid.

I did wonder though as reghards to the siting of these "windmills" was any archeology excavations taken prior to their erection....who knows what cairns, dwellings or barrows etc have been obliterated.


Funnily enough there was a letter about the the felling of trees in one of the Scottish papers this morning, I should have posted it under news but was too lazy to find the site on TMA...

http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/community/letters-to-the-editor/felling_a_danger_for_historic_sites_1_1479178

But the question of wind turbines is also a matter of great controversy as well, especially in the case of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis and disturbance of archaeological sites, sea eagles and displacing the viewpoint. I suspect the argument for such things as 'alternative energy sources' is that on the whole they are temporary, even though they will always be there during our lifetime.


Note; when we close our eyes eventually forever, the world ceases to exist! ;)
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