Wind turbines are a little like tribbles. They're appealing, they can displace kilowatt-hours from carbon generators, and they seem to do no harm; but they consume prodigious amounts of money, and they're reproducing all over the countryside. Everybody seems to think they're wonderful, but are they going to contribute anything to our energy requirements? And, if they do, what are the downsides, if any?
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I fully agree with George C. Loehr's basic thesis. In fact, I think he's too kind to the wind turbine proponents. I encourage you read it and take Mr. Loehr's warning to heart.
I'm a big fan of alternative energy, but wind turbines are NOT the way to go.