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Good News - Environment - Wind Turbines More Efficient

Japanese scientists and engineers have had a major breakthrough in wind turbine design making wind less expensive than coal or nuclear energy.

The new turbine design called the lens turbine doubles and triples the power output from the turbine.

The Japanese, who are still realing from the devastating nuclear dissaster are now looking at designing a power station of equivalent size to proposed nuclear reactors but using giant wind turbines.

As renowned engineer and futurist R Buckminster Fuller proposed in the 1970's the Japanese are exploring offshore installations.

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