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Science Says: Wind Power Blows
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 10/8/2018 6:33:44 AM

Climate Change: If you care about global warming, you must like wind power, right? But what if wind power itself ends up contributing to a warmer climate? That appears to be the case, according to a new study. The study, by Harvard researchers and published in the energy research journal Joule, found if the country relied entirely on wind power for energy, the average temperature in the continental United States would climb by almost a quarter of a degree Celsius. Keep in mind that eliminating all CO2 emissions from electricity generation would, as most, cool temperatures by 0.1 degree Celsius.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/8/2018 7:42:37 AM     (No. 11788768)

Windmills are old technology that´s been upgraded. They are ugly and uneconomical. If the subsidies were stopped they would be shutdown. When they become useless for the rent seekers, it will be the taxpayers who foot the bill for the removal of concrete bases, steel towers and fiberglass blades.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MainelySane, 10/8/2018 7:57:59 AM     (No. 11788786)

Really interesting...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 10/8/2018 8:39:22 AM     (No. 11788837)

"One analysis found that wind farms require roughly 100 times as much land as a modern nuclear power plant to produce the same amount of energy. (Nuclear power doesn´t chop birds up or heat the climate, and produces zero carbon emissions. Yet for some reason it never factors in as a "clean energy alternative.")"

I have wondered that for years ... start-up and shutdown expenses seem to be the first bugaboo cited but those are trivial compared to the tremendous amount of inexpensive energy produced for several decades.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 10/8/2018 10:12:08 AM     (No. 11788984)

Well, huh, . . . . you´d think with all those "fans" blowing, we´d be cooling the planet down even more!

(I´m JOKING!!!)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/8/2018 10:37:43 AM     (No. 11789010)

I did the math once and concluded wind blows, so to speak. We´d need the entire US to become a windmill grid spaced out roughly one quarter mile in all four directions.

I have been in an airplane and happened to have glanced out the window from time to time. The enormity of approaching a replacement for that bundle of KWH that some would love to get from anything but coal and oil with wind is simply absurd.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/8/2018 10:54:38 AM     (No. 11789032)

This wind and solar BS is all about certain individuals making tons on money. Nothing else. I can attest to the fact that I used to see huge migrating groups of birds; now I see very few. Robins used to come in clusters of 30 or more. Since these slicing windmills went up, I only saw a group of 8 with only 1 left for the summer and even he was rarely around. Now I know why you´ll get arrested if you walk on the ground under these slicing machines when migrations occur. They don´t want you to see the carnage.

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