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Misleading piece by wind advocate 

Credit:  Providence Journal | July 12, 2013 | www.providencejournal.com ~~

I was astonished that someone from the Sierra Club would write such a misleading piece on behalf of the Deepwater Wind project (“Deepwater crucial for R.I. jobs, environment,” by Abel Collins, Commentary, July 8).

First, according to Deepwater, it will only create six permanent jobs at a cost, according to National Grid, of a $497 million addition to Rhode Island’s electric bills. With other subsidies, that comes to around $100 million per job.

That will raise manufacturing costs here even higher, so we’ll send even more jobs to China, where they put out five times as much carbon as we do for every product they make.

But we need to stop global warming, right? Except that every scientific study to date has shown that wind power, because it has to be balanced by ramping conventional plants up and down, can actually result in increased fossil fuel use and carbon emissions. (For example, take a look at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Bentek IV study done on the effect of 2,300 wind turbines in Texas.)

And then those Nimby (not in my backyard) people in Narragansett don’t want to put $2.25 million in their pockets by allowing a 35,000 volt cable under the beach their children play on. But maybe that’s because they have figured out that Narragansett’s share of those higher electric rates will be around $12 million.

Ben Riggs

Source:  Providence Journal | July 12, 2013 | www.providencejournal.com

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