But government has stacked the odds
against onshore wind being built at the scale needed to meet our carbon budgets and excluded these projects from competing for governmentbacked power contracts."
Ellen Wald, American expert on the Middle East and author of the forthcoming book "Saudi Inc.", said: "It's an ambitious plan, to be sure, but the Saudis have stacked the odds
in their favor by focusing on areas of strength and on attracting foreign capital to invest through joint ventures."
The loss of the away goal has stacked the odds
Meanwhile, bookies have stacked the odds
against one-time favourite Denise McCormack after she ended up in the dance-off.
Losing Toni Anne as well just stacked the odds
If the intention was to grow the game and inspire a generation - that favourite buzz-word ever since the London Olympics - I can't help but feel the organisers have stacked the odds
against those responsible for whipping up enthusiasm around these parts.
But despite the worst of Cyclone Sandra slipping down the leg side, a foreboding weather forecast, flat pitch, Anderson's injury and a fatigued attack stacked the odds
against Cook's men drawing first blood in the series.
It took just two minutes for Rugby to stamp their authority with a converted Adam Canning try and after Andrew Stephen's yellow card had stacked the odds
even more firmly against the visitors, he repeated the act for a 14-0 lead.
The clash at the intimidating Inonu Stadium was arguably Stoke's toughest of the group, and manager Tony Pulis' decision to leave most of his star names behind stacked the odds
further in Besiktas' favour.
We simply disagree on who stacked the odds
. He seems to blame the class system, I blame politicians.
Querrey, who at two metres towers over Nadal, was called into the squad by US captain Patrick McEnroe after an exhausted James Blake withdrew, which further stacked the odds
against the champions.
The World Group meeting, which starts today at Parque Roca, is a tough encounter for John Lloyd's recently-promoted team and Murray's withdrawal with a knee complaint has stacked the odds
even further against them.
A 15-point penalty, imposed by the Football League, has stacked the odds
against the fallen Premiership giants climbing out of English football's third tier this season.
Then came the moment that should have stacked the odds
in Chelsea's favour, when Andreas Zikos went down under a challenge from Makelele and responded by pushing the Frenchman away.
And it has stacked the odds
higher for the Ibrox men as they fight to end the season with a trophy after losing their grip on the league title and being dumped by Hibs in the CIS Cup last week.