Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wind Power Talks at JLF Event

Wind Power Does Not Help Economy or Environment, Experts Say

While state law requires North Carolina utility companies to generate 7.5% of their energy using renewable resources by 2018, they don't tell you: "Electricity generated from the wind is inefficient, extremely expensive, and bad for the environment, argued scientists and economists at a forum sponsored by the John Locke Foundation Dec. 5, at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington."

Like many of the green movement's supposedly great ideas to save the planet, this one is no panacea. Wind run plants, according to the article, "cover more tnan 1,000 times the surface area of a conventional facility."

So, I'm thinking if you've got a hundred acres of pasture or so, you're not using, and you don't mind the sight and sounds of several hundred windmills, and you have deep enough pockets to build the grid, knowing it'll be several generations down the line before you get a return on your investment, one you'll never see... why you're probably a good candidate for this technology. Now, if they can figure out how to store electricity generated by wind power plants, well then, that would be another story.

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