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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:23 AM

Trump's hatred of windmills is a worry for booming industry

BLOCK ISLAND — The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources.

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big corporations planning $70 billion in investment for the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farms.

“We have been blessed to have it,” says Polly McMahon, a 13th-generation resident of Block Island, where a pioneering offshore wind farm replaced the island’s dirty and erratic diesel-fired power plant in 2016. “I hope other people are blessed too.”

But there’s an issue. And it’s a big one. President Donald Trump hates wind turbines.

Read more: https://www.newportri.com/news/20190930/trumps-hatred-of-windmills-is-worry-for-booming-industry/1

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PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2019 #1

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:27 AM

1. I've been trashed for going solar, although

I honestly had a lot of trouble figuring out why the trasher felt that way. Something about how this somehow supports the haves over the have-nots.

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