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Wind Power Is Dying

31st August 2011

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While the U.S. is dumping billions of dollars into wind farms and onshore and offshore wind turbines, this energy source is being cast aside as a failure elsewhere in the world.

3 Responses to “Wind Power Is Dying”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    Not, I note, because the technology doesn’t work, but because of those pesky “environmentalists” the right likes to shoot at.
    Had such “groups and federations” been around when our current crop of coal-fired power plants were being built, we’d all still be burning whale oil for light.
    (If you’ve never lived near a power plant, then you don’t know what “degrading the quality of life” means…)

  2. RealRick Says:

    Hmmmm, I helped design some of those power plants. I did the environmental permitting for some of those power plants. I’ve lived near some of those power plants. I don’t understand the “degrading the quality of life” issue that must be occurring in South Canada.

    Years ago, dams were touted as the very best way to generate electricity. Now, they are completely vilified by the so-called environmentalists. Wind mills are just aerial versions of dams; you can’t build wind mills that you don’t have to look at, that you can’t hear, and that don’t interfere with wildlife. Considering construction and maintenance costs, wind mills are very expensive per kilowatt.

  3. Jay Says:

    The article said, “The cost was judged to be too much and the wind energy produced too little.”

    Dennis’s statement can be made true by the following change: [Both] because the technology doesn’t work, [and] because of those pesky “environmentalists” the right likes to shoot at.’

    Of course, the sneer doesn’t work nearly as well in the truthful version.