Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wind power

On a whim after doing a survey for Harris about wind and Solar power I Googled Wind Power and came up with this article at :: Industrial Wind Energy Opposition

This is a brief over view and then the full article with cite's to supporting material.

Brief account of the problems with industrial wind power generation   
The Full ArticleA Problem With Wind Power

A brief summery of what he says is that wind power causes more problems than it solves, doesn't produce it's claimed benefits or even a fraction of it's promised power and most nations that have been using it are stopping because of the problems. One of the bigger problems is the wind doesn't blow reliably and rarely when we need the power the most so they haven't reduced the need for even one conventional power plant.
        Anyone who tells you wind power is great and we need it is lying to you or just plain ignorant of the facts.  The best answer to our electricity needs is nuclear power. Even the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted the need for it in his plan to convert California to "green power" that is going to cost the state and consumers billions of dollars.  I saw it in his speech last year, but couldn't find it on YouTube..

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