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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 11:07 PM
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16. What a load of bull.
Does nothing to help the environment. Nothing.

That's nonsense. Anything we can do that reduces carbon dioxide production is helping the environment. Coal power stations are the only alternative to quickly adding power to the grid, and they are the WORST source of CO2 in the world! It does lots to help the environment.

Creates massive industrial blight and noise that's both irritating an potentially harmful.

What? Have you ever even heard one? They make a completely non-irritating whoosh that you can't even hear because the wind is blowing so hard. Consider, in Marshall, Minnesota where the Midwest Center for Wind Energy has a bed-and-breakfast at their rental meeting site, you can sit in the middle of 250 turbines majestically turning in the sky, and the wind starts out at 8mph in the morning and whips up to close to 50mph during the middle of the day. You can't hear, you can't walk... the wind is completely nuts. Who cares if there's a wind turbine whooshing quietly when the wind is whistling in your ears so hard you can't think?

You obviously have never been on a wind farm. It's totally uplifting. Gorgeous.

They explode the lungs of lots of bats.

I have never heard such bull-hockey. I didn't see a single dead bird, bat, or other animal anywhere around the turbines I visited. I stood at the base of them, walked around them, looked at everything. It's farm country... the ground is uneven and you have to stare at it all the time you're walking so you don't fall, walking between crops and across rows. There were NO DEAD BATS ANYWHERE. This is just silly. Totally silly.

But they enrich the people who build and install them, and they make a lot of well-meaning people happy.

I swear when I see posts like yours that we have plants from big energy in our midst.
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  -U.S. wind report blows away records bananas  Jul-16-09 08:16 PM   #0 
  - Some great news! Thank you and rec'd! nt  babylonsister   Jul-16-09 08:21 PM   #1 
  - Great news....keeping it kicked and rec'd  AnOhioan   Jul-16-09 08:22 PM   #2 
  - Great news for the big energy corporations.  prostomulgus   Jul-16-09 08:26 PM   #3 
  - Actually, it's great news for the birds!  bananas   Jul-16-09 08:35 PM   #4 
  - Very interesting. Thanks.  DavidDvorkin   Jul-16-09 08:45 PM   #5 
  - Birds and windpower (some science)  Celefin   Jul-17-09 08:02 AM   #29 
  - Terrible news, but it makes a lot of people happy.  Laelth   Jul-16-09 08:47 PM   #6 
  - Okay, but...  kimmylavin   Jul-16-09 09:05 PM   #8 
  - No doubt. We need to do that.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:13 AM   #20 
  - No, we don't "burn the same amount of fossil fuels whether we have the windmills or not"  bananas   Jul-17-09 03:19 AM   #26 
  - No energy source will ever reduce our need for oil.  kentauros   Jul-18-09 12:09 PM   #36 
     - Okay, then 50% reduction.  kimmylavin   Jul-18-09 03:30 PM   #38 
  - lol there we go.  high density   Jul-16-09 09:08 PM   #9 
  - Happy to oblige.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:13 AM   #21 
  - If we want to continue to use electricity, sacrifices have to be made.  Zynx   Jul-16-09 09:16 PM   #10 
  - Me too. Coal has to go.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:16 AM   #22 
  - bullshit, again  diane in sf   Jul-16-09 09:48 PM   #11 
  - Thank you for your kind opinion.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:16 AM   #23 
  - Explode the lungs of bats?  Fumesucker   Jul-16-09 10:25 PM   #14 
  - Presumably, they create low pressures that bats lungs can't take.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:10 AM   #19 
  - What a load of bull.  truthisfreedom   Jul-16-09 11:07 PM   #16 
  - Wow! Unadulterated wind industry propaganda. A rare treat. LOL.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:28 AM   #24 
     - You don't understand 'spinning reserves' at all  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-17-09 07:58 AM   #28 
     - Blight? Those look like they're in the middle of nowhere  high density   Jul-17-09 01:32 PM   #32 
     - As a matter of fact, they are quite beautiful  kentauros   Jul-18-09 12:13 PM   #37 
  - Please explain where we should get our electricity from...  scheming daemons   Jul-16-09 11:34 PM   #18 
     - No. I am not a Luddite.  Laelth   Jul-17-09 01:31 AM   #25 
        - Here's what we do.  bananas   Jul-17-09 03:24 AM   #27 
  - What a pleasant surprise!  City Lights   Jul-16-09 09:02 PM   #7 
  - Or 2 ap1000 reactors.. (2)  Pavulon   Jul-16-09 09:59 PM   #12 
  - Would you please stop asking such inconvenient questions?  Psephos   Jul-16-09 10:20 PM   #13 
  - Nuclear Bombshell: $26 Billion cost $10,800 per kilowatt! killed Ontario nuclear bid  bananas   Jul-16-09 10:55 PM   #15 
     - Like 26 billion? And they work on calm days..You think china paid that?  Pavulon   Jul-17-09 02:20 PM   #33 
        - China hasn't paid yet - just like Finland  bananas   Jul-18-09 10:33 AM   #35 
  - Put some turbines near the Sotomayor hearings... lots of wind generation there  scheming daemons   Jul-16-09 11:33 PM   #17 
  - Put up some more here around Fargo. Plenty of wind around here!  Odin2005   Jul-17-09 08:06 AM   #30 
  - Unfortunately, wind is still only supplying one third of one percent of US energy consumption.  GliderGuider   Jul-17-09 08:47 AM   #31 
  - awesome!  fascisthunter   Jul-17-09 03:25 PM   #34 
  - oh i thought the thread would be about the 2 burritos i ate last night  Mari333   Jul-18-09 03:41 PM   #39 

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