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Wind turbines must be kept out; here’s why

I am quoting from “A Problem With Wind Power.” I urgently request that your readers check out www.aweo.org/problemwithwind.html on the Web.

“Denmark has over 6,000 turbines that produced electricity equal to 19 percent of what the country used in 2002. Yet no conventional power plant has been shut down. Because of the intermittency and variability of the wind, conventional power plants must be kept running at full capacity to meet the actual demand for electricity. Most cannot simply be turned on and off as the wind dies and rises, and the quick ramping up and down of those that can be would actually increase their output of pollution and carbon dioxide (the primary ‘greenhouse’ gas). So when the wind is blowing just right for the turbines, the power they generate is usually a surplus and sold to other countries at an extremely discounted price, or the turbines are simply shut off.”

If you go to www.wind-watch.org and page down to the bottom and click “Voices of Tug Hill,” see the video of real people with real problems with wind farms. Watch “Interviews with Wisconsin Wind Farm Residents,” especially one with Jim Vollmer, a poultry farmer. There are many poultry raisers in the Tampico area who will be in danger of losing their birds. Birds and bats (both huge bug eaters) are being slaughtered in high numbers. Wild animals are leaving the areas. There are huge problems with cattle, including not calving properly, cancer, mutations, blood from nostrils, and on and on, believed to be caused by electrical pollution.

There are icing issues (ice flying off blades), videos of them catching fire and of just falling apart and hurling debris up to a half-mile. Also, shadow flicker, constant swishing and/or thumping noise when facing certain directions.

Please, don’t let them invade Whiteside County.