Monday, November 21, 2011
Why I'm Anti-Wind Generator
The hidden ecological costs of photovoltaic panels are in their manufacture, and once they give up the ghost after 20 to 25 years in the sun, in disposing of them. They don't actively during their useful life harm the wildlife. Wind Generators, on the other hand, while providing useless, intermittent power at a very high price in an effort to solve a supposed existential crisis that is not even a problem, chop up birds and implode bats. Any real ecologist would work to shut down all the wind generators right now. Although I don't advocate actually doing it, I think, in theory, a single, well placed, armor piercing incendiary .50 BMG round per unit would do the World a lot of good.
With the president and many state legislatures advocating wasting tons of taxpayer and electric bill payer money putting up more of these useless eyesores, I had despaired for the future of our endangered birds and bats. But help may be on the horizon, or so reports Don Suber here.
Music to my ears:
...in the last 30 years, the United States has had 14,000 wind turbines abandoned. Apparently, once the subsidies and the wind run out, these 20-story high Cuisinarts are de-bladed and retired.
So maybe we won't have to go all Monkey Wrench gang on the horrible things. Just cut the wasteful spending of government subsidies to them and the problem goes away. Ha. Two birds with one stone.
As the Democrats say, we can't wait.