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Windmills Literally Blowing in the Wind

Many say "What can possibly be wrong with windmills to generate electrical power?" But it doesn't seem to be a thinking solution to perceived energy problems for the US. A few suggestions for the non-thinker: 1) What is the actual cost? 2) How much land or water will actually be needed?, 3) What has been the result of previous windmills built? And the coup-de-gras, 4) How much of US energy concerns can it displace?

In Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of ...the Future, Robert Bryce shows how wind turbines can only produce a small amount of the world's energy needs. He points out wind won't run America anytime soon. If one checks the math, answers leap into your face.

Stephen Lovejoy [Economist: Wind farm profits wouldn't be a breeze for Hoosiers] says, "Are you willing to put up with noise? You've got to remember that if you've got several dozen turbine rotors going around in the wind, they make noise."

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