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Investment in Wind Yields Negligible Environmental Benefits  

Author:  | Economics, Environment, Impacts

“The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a conference at which Radnor’s symbolic purchase was announced. The overall cost of that conference to taxpayers and participants exceeded $100,000, which could have paid for the 20,000 energy efficient light bulbs that would have allowed Radnor Township to realize a greater savings in electricity use than the amount of the token wind energy purchase. Not only would that have meant less consumption, equating to less generation, resulting in less emissions and less cost, it would also have NOT supported an inappropriate and unnecessary power plant in another state, that is robbing local residents of their natural environment and their quality of life …”

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