So many answers better than wind
In the context of the unimaginable magnitude of the human, environmental, and economic consequences of the BP oil disaster and the opportunistic propaganda surrounding it, we need to remember that wind turbines can't replace oil rigs. ...Less than two percent of our US electricity comes from oil. We can't turn wind into tires.
June 10, 2010
by Helen Schwiesow Parker
in Martha's Vineyard Times
Although the newest Island wind turbine startled its neighbors when it rose to its 150-foot height at the popular Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown last week, at 55kw, it's definitely a little guy in the big backyard turbine category.
The turbine and its permitting exemption inspired an unusual number of comments, 46 as of Monday afternoon, spanning a broad range of objections. The positive comments (a decided minority) are fueled by a familiar passion: "If the BP oil spill shows us anything, it's that we need to put a stop to our dependence on fossil fuels."
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