What I (Don't) Hate about Wind Power

Published on March 14th, 2012 | by

March 14th, 2012 by

 

One of our readers over on CleanTechnica shared this awesome post below with us in the comments of an article about community wind power last week. I thought you all might enjoy it, so here it is (the post was originally published on Neil Blanchard Designs’ blog):

You know what I hate about wind turbines?

The smokestacks.
The smoke.
The smog.
The mercury pollution.
The cooling towers.
The explosions.
The spills.
The limited fuel supply.
The other countries that control the wind.
The military cost to defend the wind.
The radiation.
The death of miners.
The fly ash.
The tailing ponds.
The methane gas releases.
The huge carbon footprint.
The increasing cost over time.
The inefficiency.
The pipelines.
The contaminated water.
The damage to our lungs and overall health done by wind turbines is horrendous.
The acid rain is nasty.
The waste.

I also hate the fact that they look like graceful wind sculptures, that let us see the wind. I hate the fact that they are much quieter than a highway.

Not really…

PUT THEM IN MY BACK YARD — PLEASE!

Image: wind turbines at sunset courtesy shutterstock


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