Mar 03

We’re told that wind is free energy.  130,000 Google search results prove that this is an incontrovertible fact, right?

Wrong:


The newspaper’s web edition of this story didn’t contain the wind farm photo that my dead tree edition did (as pictured above), which juxtaposes so inconveniently the truth about the cost of wind power.

Company officials acknowledged that it’s a terrible time for rate increases, but said the investments were in many cases being driven by state and local mandates for more renewable power and pollution controls.

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3 Responses to “Newspaper’s inconvenient juxtaposition proves wind power is definitely not free”

  1. George Grisancich says:

    When are we going to get wind-powered or solar-powered passenger airliners?

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  2. cbullitt says:

    Why not power the upcoming Oscar telecast with this unicorn-fart, rainbow-peace idiocy. I’m sure your could presuade one of the eco-deluded producers to do it–showing how “green” they are.

    Then, when the power fails immediately–for all the world to see –during Hollywood’s biggest night, some political heads might actually roll.

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  3. Charged Up says:

    No power when the wind doesn’t blow, and the power can’t be stored it when it does blow. So we still need the hydro dams and fuels-fired plants to supply the load. The wind towers do not replace anything. They are extra and superfluous. But we get to pay for the ugly bird choppers anyway.

    Terrible time for a rate boost? Be sure to write a thank you letter to Goober Ted and the Oregon Legislature. And what do people expect to happen when Obama’s Cap-and-Tax energy program kicks in?

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