There is a persistence about alternative energy supporters to be admired. They don’t take criticism, don’t answer tough questions and remarkably consistent in pushing forward in spite of solid evidence to the contrary that wind farms are expensive, unneeded, sporadic at energy production and require a duplication of energy production that isn’t required from all known conventional forms of energy.
But don’t expect the local media to ask such tough questions.
(StarNews) – ”My folks live in Holden Beach and I talked to my mom about it, and she said she likes windmills and thinks they’re pretty,” Rogers said. “She wanted me to tell you that. She said she’d rather look over the water and see a turbine than an oil rig.”
So, the ONLY criticism of wind energy is that it might be unattractive to look at? The real issues with wind power have to do with killing birds, fires, inconsistent energy production, expense and a litany of other real issues that weren’t remotely addressed in the article. It isn’t that I expect the media to be critical, but they at least should be concerned about being balanced or researched.
(WWAY) - “Anything new is going to be more expensive. The American Wind Energy Association, for instance on land-based wind, is looking at it being able to function without subsidies within the next 10 years,” said Mac Montgomery, who supports the proposal.
In other words, wind energy HAS TO BE SUBSIDIZED
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