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#1 southern exposure on 06.04.17 at 1:20 am

Straight out of the ethanol playbook. Boondoggle.

#2 Michele on 06.04.17 at 10:05 am

When younger, this seemed like a great idea. After taking time to understand more about green energy, wind farms do not seem to be a sustainable source. It’s not giving back what it gets, the energy companies are profiting while customers will pay more.

Not to mention countless articles stating the noise from turbines are causing anxiety and depression in people living close to these farms.

Oh, there’s also the killings of our protected birds & other animals. Recently, a family of whales, off the coast of England, were killed bc the noise interfered with their sonar.

If I lived in Lincoln county, I would be voting against this source of energy.

#3 l3wis on 06.04.17 at 11:11 am

The initial study done about the depression and anxiety has been debunked several times. It simply isn’t true, just google it.

As for the whales, I have not heard this, but the birds doesn’t add up. I have a friend who updates and rebuilds turbines, in the several years since he has been doing this he said he has found zero bird carcauses by turbines (he is required to check). It’s more of a migration thing, and I think many wind farms are required to shut down during high migration times.

As for efficiency, it is true ten years ago they were NOT very efficient, but they are about 8 times better now. Also, wind is renewable, while there is some energy loss during transmission, there really is NO cost to producing wind energy except building and maintaining the structures. Unlike ethanol, which has a poor record with efficiency.