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Sacked Wind-turbine Workers Being Starved Out Of Isle Of White Factory

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I dont know what these workers are moaning about.

They just need to retrain into the jobs we need like renewable energy.

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Good luck to the workers.

I don't understand Vesta's stance on this...they won't take government money to convert to EU standard designs because of NIMBYism in the UK? Seems a bit strange given the inevitable need for huge increases in wind turbine energy in the coming years.

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"The Times revealed last week that the factory was closing down its production line within hours of the Government making a pledge to build 10,000 wind turbines — a fivefold increase on the present number — by 2020. More than 600 people are due to be made redundant on July 30 — 525 in Newport and 100 at a related facility in Southampton."

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"The Times revealed last week that the factory was closing down its production line within hours of the Government making a pledge to build 10,000 wind turbines — a fivefold increase on the present number — by 2020. More than 600 people are due to be made redundant on July 30 — 525 in Newport and 100 at a related facility in Southampton."

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No worries - with our huge balance of payments surplus we will just be able to import the turbines, along with nucs, gas, coal etc <_<

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"The Times revealed last week that the factory was closing down its production line within hours of the Government making a pledge to build 10,000 wind turbines — a fivefold increase on the present number — by 2020. More than 600 people are due to be made redundant on July 30 — 525 in Newport and 100 at a related facility in Southampton."

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The government may have pledged to build 10,000 wind turbines but they didnt say where.

I imagine there is a wind turbine plant opening up somewhere in China as we speak.

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The government may have pledged to build 10,000 wind turbines but they didnt say where.

I imagine there is a wind turbine plant opening up somewhere in China as we speak.

That's great news :blink: Still, wouldn't want to be anywhere near any of the winds farms when the arms start flying off.

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Slightly OT, but has anyone else noticed that wind turbines don't work the way we are told they do when new installations are announced? I can think of several hugely expensive white elephants that sit there motionless on windy days because it is "too windy" or "the wrong kind of wind". I know of one installation that cost millions, failed utterly and has now been decommissioned without ever producing significant amounts of electricity.

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I grew up on the Isle of Wight....

That it explains it!

Regularly see these things coming up Southampton Water and commented to a friend the other week that the shipment we saw being unloaded was probably one of the last. As you and I know there are precious few jobs on the island and even fewer in manufacturing.

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I know of one installation that cost millions, failed utterly and has now been decommissioned without ever producing significant amounts of electricity.

Where?

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Slightly OT, but has anyone else noticed that wind turbines don't work the way we are told they do when new installations are announced? I can think of several hugely expensive white elephants that sit there motionless on windy days because it is "too windy" or "the wrong kind of wind". I know of one installation that cost millions, failed utterly and has now been decommissioned without ever producing significant amounts of electricity.

that's right...they are only get switched on to blow the Chemtrails around when the Chemtrails get near too ground level.

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That's great news :blink: Still, wouldn't want to be anywhere near any of the winds farms when the arms start flying off.

They can be made much cheaper in China by oppressed workers earning a fraction of the wage.

Its the New World Order, get with it.

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Rathlin Island - they are now connected to the mainland by an undersea cable. A local told me that the wind turbines just sat there completely useless and they had to rely on diesel generators until the mains cable was laid down.

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That it explains it!

Regularly see these things coming up Southampton Water and commented to a friend the other week that the shipment we saw being unloaded was probably one of the last. As you and I know there are precious few jobs on the island and even fewer in manufacturing.

Very true. Unless you had a "proper" job, of which there were (are?) few, out of season, the main "occupations" seemed to be growing/selling/taking drugs & knocking out sprogs. Not a bad place for kids themselves but you really had to get away once you hit 18. Sad really.

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Rathlin Island - they are now connected to the mainland by an undersea cable. A local told me that the wind turbines just sat there completely useless and they had to rely on diesel generators until the mains cable was laid down.

That is hardly a fault with the turbines now is it? <_<

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That is hardly a fault with the turbines now is it? <_<

The mains cable being laid down was a consequence of the wind turbines failing to provide the electricity that was promised.

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It does export the production polution so that our green energy technology is super-green.

p-o-p

Even better if we can get the Chinese to buy our unused carbon credits. The polluter pays (in theory).

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Even better if we can get the Chinese to buy our unused carbon credits. The polluter pays (in theory).

Yup. Then we can send them all the polystylene pachaging that the turbines arrived in and dump it on the Chinese beaches. There is no losing in this.

Balance of trade and employment figures might need a bit of massaging in due course.

p-o-p

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The mains cable being laid down was a consequence of the wind turbines failing to provide the electricity that was promised.

I assume in the case of Rathlin Island it was a rather small turbine given that the Islands population is 75. IMO a very poor example.

In anycase no one ever suggested wind would supply power all the time. Wind projects in general have been extremely successful in the Scottish Islands because the power produced offsets the importation of expensive diesel

http://www.scoraigwind.com/

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Wind turbines???? Lets face it, whatever they are, they sound pretty specialist. Why dont they simply re-tool and build those widmills that you see everywhere on the continent - you know, the great big three-bladed white bu66ers that produce electricity. Apparently the UK government wants loads of these.

Some companies just deserve to go under.

ANyway the BBC dont even have a link to this story - so its probably b0ll0cks anyway

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