Παρασκευή, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

pensees eparses

Je vois que vous me lisiez mais vous n’ arrivez pas a vous debrouller avec Yahoo… Alors je prefere vous ecrire en francais. Malheuresement je ne dispose ni accent aigue ni grave a mon clavier et c’est pour cette raison que je prefere finalement m’ addresser en anglais trusting that English is an easier language for you than Greek, translated by computer.

We accidentally found out about plans for many large windmills in Tinos and Andros. Never mind the point of view that such a move is bad for the power generation capacity of the country (oh, I am convinced of that and, trust me, I have support on the matter). Never mind that the whole argument about ecological or green power may be marketing nonsense, and you know it; never mind that wind power, not at the source, but at the user, is substantially more expensive than conventional, and you know that too; never mind that with a recession coming, bank financing has dried up; never mind that you are probably under pressure to maximize sales, reduce inventory or deal with unemployment in your country of origin.

The first issue is that your plans may destroy a landscape that some of us are in love with. A landscape that, barren and worthless as it may seem to you, we cherish as our history, culture, heritage and soul. A handmade landscape with visible archaeological sites, be they from antiquity or medieval times. A precious island landscape which, contributes to our tourist business. A landscape which may be unappreciated by some but will be fiercely preserved by others.

The second issue is a practical one. With the usual Greek “less than transparent” procedures (see adjacent chart of perceived country corruption), people may not be aware of your plans. Once they are, they will object. You may also have been led to believe that there are “public” or “no man’s” lands available to rent; a simple inquiry with your lawyer will confirm that this may be an erroneous assumption. There are more assumptions which will be contested, but permit me not to itemize them in broad daylight.

Some of us would greatly appreciate it if you were to consider taking your goods and services elsewhere, and less you interpret my note as impolite, I would say: we would beg of you to do so.


Merci bien
A.V.M.

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ΓΟΥΣΤΑΡΩ! λες να απαντήσουν??

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The government will decide whether four large wind turbines can be built on the border of Herefordshire and Wales.
Herefordshire Council said it was minded to approve the plans for four 100m (328ft)-high turbines on Stonewall Hill and Reeves Hill, near Knighton.
But the Department of Communities and Local Government has asked to study the application.
More than 1,000 people, including the novellist Ian McEwan, have written to object to the proposal.
Mr McEwan said in a letter to the council he was a "passionate advocate of clean energy development" but was opposed to building the turbines in "an area of great and fragile beauty for a near negligible gain".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/7886735.stm

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Dark days for green energy

Factories building parts for these industries have announced a wave of layoffs in recent weeks, and trade groups are projecting 30 to 50 percent declines this year in installation of new equipment, barring more help from the government.
Prices for turbines and solar panels, which soared when the boom began a few years ago, are falling. Communities that were patting themselves on the back just last year for attracting a wind or solar plant are now coping with cutbacks.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/04/business/04windsolar.php

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Στο νούμερο 23 η Γαλλία είναι μεταξύ Χιλής και Ουρουγουάης. Η Ελλάδα στο 57, χειρότερη από τις Σεϋχέλλες, καλύτερη από την Τουρκία.

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Έχουμε αναρτήσει ένα άρθρο με κάποιες σκέψεις/ προβληματισμούς πάνω στο θέμα αιολικά στην Τήνο. Μπορείτε να το βρείτε στο μπλογκ μας και στο site της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Περιβάλλοντος και Πολιτισμού:
http://www.diktioaigaiou.gr/contents/draseis.php?kkid=144&kid=62&action=show&m1=4&lang=1

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Ενδιαφέρουσα η προσέγγιση (αν οι Γάλλοι είναι οι πραγματικοι ενδιαφερόμενοι (και όχι κανένας εργολαβίσκος). Ίσως προσέξουν που βάζουν την υπογραφοί τους