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%
  • Other, please explain

    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
    The owners of the windmills should be forced to pay royalties, the same way the oil companies do.
    oil companies pay royalties based on the fact that they are drilling from under land that they do not own. Why should I pay royalties for a small wind turbine which is generating energy largely for my personal use on my own property?

    You are comparing apples and oranges...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    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.
    I suppose it depends on where you live. I live in a country which has abudant and reliable supplies of wind, tidal, solar, and geothermal energy. We are doing a better and better job of harnessing both wind and solar, but not so much yet with tidal and geothermal. Of course, we also have nuclear -- three plants online with a fourth to be put online in the near future...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    The turbines are built in areas that are consistently windy. The power goes into the power grid along with the electricity from other sources.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    We get at least one storm a year with winds in excess of that... sometimes more ... and I have never heard of a problem... We have more problems from our hydroelectric dams in typhoons than we ever do from our windfarms...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    Flag poles are stationary. Wind turbines rotate rather rapidly.
    Actually, the large wind turbines actually rotate rather slowly in most wind conditions...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Well not really..

    EDIT: The house with the windpower generator is much smaller then the larger.


    The issue is not personal turbines, but huge turbines made to replace coal fired plants.

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

    Here's an interesting video about wind farms

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    The issue is not personal turbines, but huge turbines made to replace coal fired plants.
    That is not the only issue, but if you want to look so simplisticly in your black and white world, go ahead...
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post

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    Banning DDT is responsible for milions of malaria deaths, mostly in Africa.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Well give me an example of exactly what your talking about in a residential area? I mean I don't think anyone is actually talking about the 200ft tall generators. Even the poll question says nothing specific about that.
    Westfield - Ripley New York area in Western New York along the escarpment.

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