Wiind energy is great & complainers should adapt.
Wiind turbines are good & property owners should be justly compensated for decrease property value
I think Obama is an idiot
I'd be upset if wind turbines went up interfering with my view
The wind turbines should not be allowed to disrupt views
I think George W Bush ruined this nation
Other, please explain
I've spoken with people who work in power generation. Wind turbines are very nearly useless as a large-scale source of power. When you consider the amount of power required to make the components, and the amount of power required to maintain the wind turbines and produce replacement parts for them, factor in the man-hours that go into same, the irregularity of the wind, etc.... the net production of electricity is low. Efficiency is low, VERY low compared to nuclear.
Even solar, with its high startup costs, is better because it is more predictable and the maintenance costs are far lower.
Wind turbines are little more than a green publicity stunt.
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How do I feel...
Personally, I think wind turbines are perhaps too space-consuming for the power output they produce.
But I could be wrong, as I don't know the details.
On the plus side, obviously, they likely have a lower overall pollution level, depending on how much their construction and maintenance puts out.
Be nice if indestructible, maintenance-free wind turbines existed…
I’ve sometimes wondered as the possibility for taller wind turbines allowing farming to take place around their bases…
Would allow more efficient use of the land, I would think.
But then there’s the whole falling blade danger…
Unnatural air movement affecting the crops...
Last edited by The Mark; 07-06-10 at 09:30 PM.
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Hmmmm...Oil filled seas suffocating and killing all marine life and leaving some folks in financial ruins or having to deal with a slight humming noise?
and it's the 21 century people..I think it's safe to say that anything erected in neighborhoods filled with children is going to be fairly safe. "but, but, the winds could blow and send blades at people", give me a break! It's a damn windmill, if it storms great! more electricity for everyone.
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