To The Escape Zeppelin!: The issue a lot of conservatives have with alternative energy has nothing to do with the "green" aspect of it but rather to do with the government subsidies that it receives.
Shadow Blasko: special20: batshttp://www.fort.usgs.gov/BatsWindmills/Seriously.. It is happening .. and it is a problem. Not a show stopper, but definitely a problem.
djh0101010: SomeoneDumb: I'd much rather look at a field of wind generators than one of solar panels.I'd rather maintain an array of solar panels...no moving parts, keep the dust and bird shiat rinsed off and you're good. Depends on weather - do you get more wind, or more sun? Do you have a dedicated crew of guys to go around and maintain the moving parts (like a utility company does), or do you want something that you just monitor and react to?
groppet: Is he afraid it will blow off his hairpiece?
pastorkius: Maybe he's just afraid the windmills will mess up his hair?
ArcadianRefugee: Canton: rhondajeremy: I don't have a problem with them blocking the view. I do have a problem with the amount of wildlife that is killed by those turbines (birds, bats, etc). When they solve that issue, I'll endorse them way more.It's good to minimize the impact on the local environment -- wildlife included -- when generating electricity. I am right with you there.That said, does anybody have any numbers regarding wildlife deaths related to coal-burning power plants? This includes "clean" coal, by the way. The byproducts have to go somewhere, even that somewhere isn't the atmosphere. Include extraction in this, too.How about wildlife deaths related natural gas? Or even nuclear? They have to extract that fuel somehow, too, even if the emissions aren't as bad...I am seriously curious about the statistics, if anyone happens to have a link handy...Will this do? Link
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