Do not think that the wind turbine issue in Tipton County is that county’s alone. This is an issue that is happening everywhere in the United States and the world. Denmark was the leading country in the world. They are now banning more wind turbines from being built on shore. They are building off shore as is Sweden and Germany. The reason they are moving them off shore is because their citizens are complaining about the noise and the health problems they are experiencing.
Every country in the world that is allowing wind turbines to be built near people is having the same problems as far as health problems and the noise. I would think that with this many identical problems all over the world, it would be a major red flag for our politicians to say “Whoa!” No more wind turbines until you can solve these issues.”
Besides the health problems, the properties being devalued, and the cost of these wind farms using OUR tax dollars, these wind farms have been known to cause power grid problems. They can cause major power failures to businesses and power grid expenses as well as power failures to residential areas. With the knowledge that this could happen, why would we want a foreign country to have that much power over our electrical systems that we have to depend on for everything that we do? Have you ever been in a business and seen their computer system go down and the cashier had trouble counting out the correct change if they could get the cash drawer open at all? Now magnify that millions of times over, and imagine what this country would be like.
These wind turbines are termed as a renewable energy source because the wind blows somewhere every day, but it doesn’t always blow or blow hard enough or it may be blowing too hard. The wind turbines can’t run unless the wind is blowing at least five miles an hour. If the wind is blowing over forty five miles an hour, then the wind turbine is designed to have its brakes come on. Either way, the turbines aren’t producing electricity, and since we can’t store the electricity, then our power plants have to keep producing electricity to keep our businesses open and our homes functioning the way we have become accustomed to it doing. (Oh by the way, when the brakes get a little wear on them, then you get to listen to the brakes squealing real loud as they try to slow down the blades, just like your car brakes squeal real loud when you need new ones.)
NO power plants have been shut down or closed because of wind turbine farms. And I am talking the United States or anywhere in the world. Do as I did when I was approached about these wind turbines. I refused to side either way until I did my own research. I was amazed at the information I found through many sources.
At the beginning of this, I said that this issue is not Tipton County’s alone because it is going to be near other counties and do the same harm to their citizens. Do you know that the Howard County Commissioners gave their “blessings” to the wind turbine farms in May of 2012?
Do you know that the Howard County Council voted to give Tax Abatements to E-on Wind Company at their meeting on June 26, 2012? The next step for the wind farms is the zoning board, so look around at the field next to you. By the end of this year or next year at the latest, you could have a wind turbine next to you. I have heard people say that they would just move. Pull up the wind turbine discussions for the state of Indiana, and you will find that just about every county in the state has either passed, or is in the process of it. So, where do these people think that they are going to move to? And by juwi’s own words, they have the wind patterns for the entire United States, so where can you go to get away from them? Nowhere unless we all join together to stop these things.
Let’s not harm the earth, people and animals trying to save them!
Jerry W. Eads, Sharpsville
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