View Poll Results: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

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  • Wiind energy is great & complainers should adapt.

    29 38.67%
  • Wiind turbines are good & property owners should be justly compensated for decrease property value

    11 14.67%
  • I think Obama is an idiot

    8 10.67%
  • I'd be upset if wind turbines went up interfering with my view

    5 6.67%
  • The wind turbines should not be allowed to disrupt views

    2 2.67%
  • I think George W Bush ruined this nation

    3 4.00%
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    17 22.67%
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think their concerns should be more than just aesthetic reasons. They should also be concerned about a storm--tornado,etc--slinging one of those 90 foot blades through their living room.
    What part of the country is this located in? I live in a country with a lot of typhoons and I have never heard of any problems with the many wind turbines in this country due to typhoons or earthquakes for that matter, both of which we have in abundance in Taiwan.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    What part of the country is this located in? I live in a country with a lot of typhoons and I have never heard of any problems with the many wind turbines in this country due to typhoons or earthquakes for that matter, both of which we have in abundance in Taiwan.
    Yea most of the American made wind turbines are rated in excess of 120 mph.
    I don't think that will be a common thing.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I put other. I've heard that windfarms cause a constant humming noise that can drive some people crazy. That would be worse than just the looks of them. Besides they kill birds. Where's the outrage from the environmentalists.
    Also, I thought progressives were all about moving forward instead of back.
    I have ridden my bike past a couple of wind-farms on the west coast of Taichung and Changhua counties and I have never heard this humming noise you are talking about... I have also never seen dead birds in their vicinity.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If you have good constant class 2 winds or better, you can rely on wind energy for your home easily.
    There are certain areas of the country where that is a very good investment.
    Actually, she is paid by the windmill company $1000 monthly to allow 2 (very large) windmills to be built and operate on her property.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Actually, she is paid by the windmill company $1000 monthly to allow 2 (very large) windmills to be built and operate on her property.
    That's really cool, can't go wrong with it.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's really cool, can't go wrong with it.
    I thought so. That's a substantial check. Obviously, she has acreage in a high wind area. We drove by the windmills today on our way home, and I talked to a young lady running a fruit stand. They look like this:




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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Wind turbines are a waste of time and money. It would take hundreds of them to generate the energy of just one coal fired plant. The coal fired plant could not be shut down because wind cannot be counted upon. You cannot fire up a coal fired plant by flipping a switch. It would have to be on standby during windy periods. Since climate change is a fraud, wind turbines are totally unnecessary.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    Wind turbines are a waste of time and money. It would take hundreds of them to generate the energy of just one coal fired plant. The coal fired plant could not be shut down because wind cannot be counted upon. You cannot fire up a coal fired plant by flipping a switch. It would have to be on standby during windy periods. Since climate change is a fraud, wind turbines are totally unnecessary.
    Thanks for your expert opinion...

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Of course they're not making any noise, they're hardly turning. Let's see what a 40+ mph wind would do to that turbine. I bet it would create quite a whine.
    The large turbines on our coast make almost zero noise...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Probably not much more then say having a large flag pole set up.

    Flag poles are stationary. Wind turbines rotate rather rapidly.

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