“They are ridiculously expensive and don't work half the time,'' he said. “And no matter how many are built, they won’t replace coal, gas or hydro or nuclear plants, because they are continuous and wind is not always reliable.''
Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace
Moore told his audience the wind energy industry in Spain has resulted in a 30% unemployment rate among people under the age of 30.
I am not generally on the same side of things political with environmentalists, but this time I whole-heartedly agree with this Dr. Moore who decided to join with those who use their brains for reason, instead of running headlong into destructive insanity. Evidently Dr. Moore had an epiphany some 25 years ago and decided to look for more practical methods, environmental and realistic. Good for him and for us. He has the life experience that led him know the difference between bone-headed nonsense and logical solutions. He knows what the radical environmentalists are, how they plan, and how damaging they can be.
You may wonder why I find this subject so important to discuss since there are no wind farms going up in my near surrounding area. First, our federal and state tax dollars are being used to support this insanity. And secondly, I cannot suffer what these things are doing to birds. Thirdly, they are a blight on the landscape. If you don't like power lines...good heavens, you should see the ugliness of these wind farms.
The thing about these windmills is they are huge, hugely expensive, totally impractical, bird killers, and absolutely the most unnecessary waste of money that I think I've ever seen in this nation. Those windmills are the poster child for everything that is wrong with the green monsters who have taken over our government. You could pick Solyndra for solar panels, or the Chevy Volt, as kindred spirits, but the gigantic windmills, looming like aliens across the farm lands where I have seen them, are a visual blight and reminder of how big and powerful stupidity can become if allowed to steal from the public trough. One thing about the era we live in now is that the boondoggles and monsters are larger and faster appearing than the slow march of historical mistakes and gruesome tyrants of past eras.
If the economics and practicality are not enough for you to see what a disaster these wind farms are, this article tells the story of the birds. "In 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that about 440,000 birds are likely killed each year by the fast-spinning wind turbines -- and that was at a time when the industry was just beginning an expansion that may bring about a 12-fold growth by 2030. It is impossible to determine how many dead birds that will translate into (it depends how and where wind projects are built), but without a sea change in the industry, it will certainly be in the millions."
Back to the money stolen from you to fund this insanity...(yes, I keep calling it insanity because I can't think of a better word for it..), here is a run down on what the Obama administration has spent on wind turbines and where that money is going:
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.
“Most of the jobs are going overseas,” said Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He analyzed which foreign firms had accepted the most stimulus money. “According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S.”
Even with the infusion of so much stimulus money, a recent report by American Wind Energy Association showed a drop in U.S. wind manufacturing jobs last year.
That money is gone...down the tubes. If you want another good reason to get rid of the criminals in DC, starting with the one in the White House, windmills and wind farms would be a darn good reason. And that isn't just bird feathers....