That’s the wonder of Water

Angus Dei has the solution:

Forget the sixty metre “Wind Farm” appendages, for which you need a pilot’s license to build, and only work if there is a breeze, forget importing gas to produce electricity forget all this “new fangled” technology; I have the answer.

Water Wheels: that relaxing, quiet, green method of sparking life up: imagine rows of water wheels along river banks connected to the generators from those big white whirly things that blot the landscape.

Imagine the peace and calm of water power, the gentle sound of rippling water over the blades, virtually noiseless, nature’s own powerhouse.

Imagine flicking the switch on the TV or the computer knowing that you are not harming the environment, or polluting the atmosphere, killing off the fauna or dumping “nasties” into our waterways.

It isn’t as if we don’t have enough water in the UK, in Britain alone there are oodles of wet water ways, hundreds of miles of river banks just waiting to be used, no more massive “Power Stations”, no more glow in the dark Nuclear Reactors, no more threats from the east to cut off our gas.

Water, the oldest power in the world, and the newest-or is that “they” don’t want us to use this green source so that the price of electricity can be kept at a price “they” think we should pay?

Water, water everywhere and not a drop of watts.



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9 comments for “That’s the wonder of Water

  1. October 6, 2010 at 17:16

    I’d like to add the canal boat as a means of transportation as well.

  2. MadPiper
    October 6, 2010 at 17:37


  3. Bill
    October 6, 2010 at 17:39

    or is that “they” don’t want us to use this green source so that the price of electricity can be kept at a price “they” think we should pay?

    Answered your own question there Angus!

  4. Bernard
    October 6, 2010 at 19:15

    Excellent idea, but why stop there? I have always been impressed by the enormous power in the waves around our well endowered coast line. Harness it for heavens sake!
    And on top of this we have huge tidal rises at many places around the coast. Think of the power we could get from the Severn estuary with each change of tide. The tides are infinitely more reliable than this ‘pissing into the wind’.

  5. October 6, 2010 at 19:34

    I also think we should do more with our waterways. The roads are always gridlocked to Cambridge, while the river is empty, bar a few university rowers.

  6. October 6, 2010 at 20:20

    lets go for it!

    Waterwheels with charging stations, electric cargo boats instad of lorries, electric ferries in place of buses, tidal power stations, scalextric type roads with built in power, no more oil, petrol or diesel just the silence.

    Who is up for it?

  7. dearieme
    October 6, 2010 at 21:28

    @Ellee, you should support my scheme: we freeze the rivers and we all skate to work. Prob solved.

  8. October 6, 2010 at 22:50

    Water-power _ Wonderful 🙂

  9. October 7, 2010 at 08:23

    @Ellee we tried that but come Numptys tried to drive on the frozen canals and sank:)

    Sign up to the Campaign CherryPie-Campaign for Reusable Alternative Power (C.R.A.P.):)

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