June 14, 2010

Airing on Wind Farms

British writer James Delingpole weighs in on wind farms. In a nutshell, he would rather have his wife make land mines than work in the wind farm industry.

If there’s an industry in the world that deserves to be stigmatised more than any other, it’s the despicable, reprehensible, money-grubbing, mendacious, taxpayer-fleecing, bird-mangling, landscape-ruining, economy-blighting wind farm business.
I agree. Simple review of weather and cost data indicates that wind energy is an unreliable and expensive luxury. Although wind energy works in some specific unique applications, it's not the cost-effective electricity source needed for an industrialized economy.

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