Duke of Edinburgh Calls Wind Farms Useless
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  • Kenny

    Even the Dutch, too, are coming to realize that wind mills are an expensive joke.

    Seems evceryone is getting the message but [the President of the United States].

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/us-dutch-wind-idUSTRE7AF1JM20111116

  • D. Noriega

    That’s why we LOVE him! Reading the new biography on Philip now, and he is so interesting.

  • dearieme

    Prince P’s role is to enunciate otherwise unsayable truths: these are known technically as “gaffes”.

  • The lone functioning brain cell in the entire Royal Family, speaks….
    We should listen.

  • joe

    Prince Phillip in Scotland: “How do you keep the locals off the sauce”? He should have had a baby with Dennis Thatcher.

  • thibaud

    From Philip’s Greatest Hits – hits on aboriginals, asians and sundry other savages over the years:

    1. China State Visit, 1986

    If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.

    2. To a blind women with a guide

    “Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?”

    3. To an Aborigine in Australia

    “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

    4. To his wife, the Queen, after her coronation

    “Where did you get the hat?”

    5. When asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union

    “The bastards murdered half my family”

    6. To a Briton in Budapest

    “You can’t have been here that long – you haven’t got a pot belly.”

    7. To a driving instructor in Scotland

    “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”

    8. After the Dunblane shooting

    “If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?”

    9. To a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea

    “You managed not to get eaten, then?”

    10. To Elton John after hearing Elton had sold his Gold Aston Martin

    “Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car – we often see it when driving to Windsor Castle.”

    11. On the London Traffic Debate

    “The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop tourism, we could stop the congestion.”

    12. To the President of Nigeria, dressed in traditional robes

    “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

    13. Unknown

    “If you see a man opening a car door for a woman, it means one of two things: it’s either a new woman or a new car!”

    14. On key problems facing Brazil

    “Brazilians live there”

    15. To the matron of a hospital in the Caribbean

    “You have mosquitos. I have the Press”

  • Kris

    “It is the current policy of the duke’s wife’s government to throw up as many windfarms as possible.”

    Le mot juste.

  • Corlyss

    I wonder if the Prince cleared his spade-calling with the feckless heir-apparent.

    Several years ago, Chris Horner gave a 20 min presentation on his book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming on C-SPAN. His wife apparently is Dutch or Dutch descent. He ridiculed windmills as an inefficient 300 yr old technology the Dutch readily abandoned when serious means of energy production came along. Their only value, in Holland, is picturesque.

  • Exurban
  • Peter Hunt

    Wind turbines can be criticized for disproportionate land use and visual impact, but I believe a more fundamental weakness may be the need for highly energy-inefficient gas-fired peaking power to be used to support the grid’s stability when the wind stops blowing. I would love to see an independent study into the full life-cycle GHG emissions of this supposedly “clean” technology

  • Kenny

    What’s this, the kiddies editing Mead’s web site object to the use of the president’s full name which includes “Hussein,” and this comes from Walter Russell Mead’s web site.

    Grow up.

  • Luke Lea

    At some point you (we) will have to stop beating a dead horse, except it ain’t quite dead yet.

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