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Wind energy dysfunctional  

Credit:  Capital Press, www.capitalpress.com 7 January 2011 ~~

In a recent column, Carl Sampson wrote, “I should say here that I am not opposed to wind turbines. I’m opposed to subsidizing wind turbines.”

When you preface your opposition to wind subsidies by stating you have no problem with the technology, you drain your argument of reason and suasion.

All conventional power technologies are subsidized – and the public and consumers benefit from the convergence. The reason not to subsidize wind is that it provides no modern power. Instead, wind generates dysfunctional, hiccuping energy that cannot be converted to modern power performance, in the process making electricity production less efficient and more expensive.

“Wind is the worst of all worlds, inducing a double whammy for rate and taxpayers.” The subsidies are wasted because they produce no benefit and the inefficiencies require costs to substantially increase, raising rates.

Such articles as this only add to the Orwellian crossover into the Twilight Zone….

Jon Boone

Oakland, Md.

Source:  Capital Press, www.capitalpress.com 7 January 2011

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