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Windmills: expensive and unreliable source of power  

Credit:  The Baltimore Sun, www.baltimoresun.com 9 March 2011 ~~

Windmills have been around for centuries, yet they have become nothing more than pretty backdrops in oil paintings and stories of ancient rural life. Their usefulness is minimal.

The governor wants to again pick the pockets of taxpayers to fund a windmill farm off Ocean City, a pet project that will not benefit anyone in the short or long term except the company he wants to finance with our dollars. As a recent article in the British Daily Mail revealed (see “Why the £250bn wind power industry could be the greatest scam of our age – and here are the three ‘lies’ that prove it”), wind energy is not reliable on a large scale.

I am completely behind the green movement, but right now I need my money to survive in this economy; everything is going up except my salary. The governor needs to leave my money alone and find another way to build his toys offshore (perhaps using the tolls collected on the new ICC?). Photovoltaic, solar thermal, and geothermal are the proven technologies. Windmills are a fad best left to pasture.

Joe Moxey ,Bowie

Source:  The Baltimore Sun, www.baltimoresun.com 9 March 2011

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