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 Gabriel View Post
    Probably not much more then say having a large flag pole set up.
    It'd have to be one hell of a flag pole.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It'd have to be one hell of a flag pole.
    Well not really..

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



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Look above.
    If thousands of hawks, eagles, raptors etc. are killed annually in one area how can you call that baloney?
    Environmentalists are nut cases. They banned DDT because they thought (never proven) that it made bird EGGS soft shelled. Millions of lives were lost and are still being lost due to Malaria because of the ban. Yet they find any number of bird deaths acceptable for electricity because it's "clean" Well I call it "bloody" energy.
    Look I already gave a study that clearly points to other far more damaging environmental factors then the relatively benign effect comparatively speaking windpower generators have.

    Advice from an Expert - Putting Wind's Impact on Birds in Perspective

    The environmentalists are nut cases? Suppose the massive BP oil spill would kill more in a few months in terms of wildlife then hundreds of thousands of windmills would in years..

    Regardless if you think so or not the environment is a real and important issue, even if it costs private enterprise money to have as little a footprint as possible. Environmental concerns should be held by the public above and beyond private enterprises bottom line.

    You may also consider for the sake of balance that there are nut bars in business of making money, no matter what the environmental damage. Windmills however are a relatively benign thing in the grand scheme of things to pull out the soap box on looking to complain about environmental damage. It’s really weak. Just sayin.

    EDIT: I would suggest that there were other reasons beyond eggshells that were reasons for banning the use of DDT.
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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.


    I was under the impression we were talking about industrial sized wind turbines.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I was under the impression we were talking about industrial sized wind turbines.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Personally, I think we should outfit the wind turbines with vuvuzelas just to give the bastards something to whine about.
    Throw in a 3am marching band and you've got my vote.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Look, as long as we're using as much electricity as we do to maintain our high-energy lifestyles, we're going to have to generate that electricity. You see people complaining about building wind turbines and nuclear power plants-- the two greenest forms of electricity-- in their neighborhoods, but you never see the same people cutting back on the amount of electricity they use in their houses, or cutting back on disposable products that were manufactured using electricity. Something has to give, and as someone who enjoys the marvels that electricity produces, I prefer building more power plants.
    Agree, these type of people like to complain about **** but offer no solutions.
    You don't own the view around your property.
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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.
    I guess it was an assumption, still I could see a neighborhood full of the small ones being a bit of an eyesore as well. I still think that solar panels are a far better option for suburban homes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I guess it was an assumption, still I could see a neighborhood full of the small ones being a bit of an eyesore as well. I still think that solar panels are a far better option for suburban homes.
    I like them both personally. Wind is nice because you don't have to depend on sunny weather. Solar is nice because it is inconspicuous .. or at least more so. Unless I suppose if you set up one of them huge industrial power generating plants with solar panels..

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

    These turbines are enormous and situated in rural areas, where people have acreage. They look like the:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I like them both personally. Wind is nice because you don't have to depend on sunny weather. Solar is nice because it is inconspicuous .. or at least more so. Unless I suppose if you set up one of them huge industrial power generating plants with solar panels..
    I've got a solar water heater and a full roof of panels and have cut might consumption by about 80%. 90% in months I don't need heat or AC. I wouldn't put up a turbine though since the houses in my area are pretty close together. If it fell, there's a chance it could hit any of about 3 houses, including my own.

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