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Huge Windmill "Plants" Fail as "Green Energy" and Fail to Provide Any Significant Amount of Electricity 

Author:  | Impacts, West Virginia

A very good overview of the low benefits and high adverse impacts of industrial wind energy, courtesy of the Laurel Mountain Preservation Association.

  • Introduction: Huge windmill “plants” cannot supply “green” electricity
  • Huge windmills will not cause any coal-fired plant to go out of service and therefore will not reduce greenhouse gases
  • It is a fallacy to contend that electricity produced by huge windmills can be considered for “renewable energy credits”
  • Substantial energy is lost using the current methods of electricity production
  • New technology and energy storage can provide realistic renewable energy
  • Monetary incentives drive the continued construction of useless huge windmills
  • Huge windmill “plants” cause cumulative negative impacts
  • Huge windmills kill bats which control disease-carrying insects
  • Conservation, preservation, and new technology can provide the solution

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