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Missing important point on wind power  

Credit:  newsok.com 7 January 2012 ~~

The letters by Noel Patten and Andre Snodgrass (Your Views, Dec. 26) concerning “Carmen embraces power of wind to save energy” (Business, Dec. 16) missed an important point: Carmen wanted to save money. They may be saving their money, but the federal grant of almost a quarter of a million dollars is taxpayer money. It’s not being saved. If the windmills produced maximum power for 24 hours a day for nine years, the investment might break even. The city fathers would be in trouble if they invested local tax money that way. In that time the equipment could break down, become obsolete or cost more to operate than it’s worth.

Also, no wind, no power. Too much wind, no power. Carmen wants to be the greenest little town. Well, that will be our greenbacks blowing in the wind. The U.S. Department of Energy also “invested” in a company called Solyndra.

Robert Chatham, Oklahoma City

Source:  newsok.com 7 January 2012

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