Rand's lacy underwear: it's not popular among any voters when you get more specific than "clean energy," specific like "more expensive energy."
Omahawg: when I was a kid there were still tons of old windmills everywhere...falling down, mostly. all I could think of was that the wind is free and in iowa it blows most of the time (the wind, dummy). I just wish I saw more smaller, home versions instead of the mid american monstrosities out along Interstate 80. 'cause birds, mostly.[cdn.theatlantic.com image 600x334]
Not_Todd: Wasn't it Ted Kennedy who led the lawsuit to prevent wind turbines within sight of his estate?
Not_Todd: Wasn't it Ted Kennedy who led the lawsuit to prevent wind turbines within sight of his estate?Without tax breaks and subsidies, very few of these things can even break even.
Somacandra: Oklahomans for their part will not care about anything Hamm says about energy in public discourse. They've cast their lot with T. Boone Pickens in this area. Especially since Pickens practically funds Oklahoma State University.
jaybeezey: Personally I like the look of wind farms. Unfortunately the focus doesn't run on wind.
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I dunno. Wind turbines can look pretty elegant.
germ78: capt.hollister: The paradox is that as soon as a project involving clean, renewable energy is announced, whether it's a new hydro dam, or a wind farm, there are citizen groups that form to loudly demonstrate against it.That sounds like the same stories I hear from my aunts and uncles in "hippie" "green" Vermont. A wind farm is proposed on a hillside and the NIMBYS and die-hard environmentalists come out in droves to protest and shut it down.
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