It’s easy to understand the appeal of “free electricity” from the wind, but take it from someone who has experienced it up close and personal, it’s not as it appears.
I lived in Northern California during the early 1980s when the first of the wind “farms” were being built at Altimont Pass and in the Sacramento River delta area. A few giant windmills are a novelty; hundreds of them are a significant sight and sound polluter.
The noise in particular is nerve-wracking and can lead to mental illness.
A single nuclear power plant can create more electricity at less cost that windmills covering the state of Florida.
This is just a token gesture to the eco-Nazis by Florida Power & Light to look politically correct.
I hope we don’t see this suggested for Martin County.
Ralph O. Baker
8 December 2008
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