[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Green energy policy, tilting at windmills 

Credit:  The Lima News, www.limaohio.com 25 March 2012 ~~

If you haven’t driven out to view the windmill farms in Van Wert and Paulding counties, do so. Take U.S. 127 north from U.S. 30, and you will be in awe, traveling in a forest of blades. At night it is a flood of bright red lights, flashing in unison.

Curiosity induced me to compare windmills to nuclear power plants. I read it would take 7,000 windmills to produce power of one nuclear plant, providing they were active 24/7. Solar and windmills would be just backups to our coal and nuclear plants.

Another stat is space. Mills have to be spaced a certain distance apart to be efficient, so 7,000 would take 150,000 acres. This is half the farming area of Putnam County.

In 20 years, there is no guarantee these windmills will be running, as now most companies building them are subsidized by our government.

Omer Ricker, Delphos

Source:  The Lima News, www.limaohio.com 25 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon