Wind power will cost R.I. dearly
Because wind power drains money from our economy, it doesn't, and won't in the future, create jobs. It will actually cost jobs. The money, much of which will go overseas, will no longer be available to spend on food, clothing, shelter and medical care in Rhode Island.
Where does the money go?
April 24, 2011
by Benjamin C. Riggs Jr.
in Providence Journal
Everyone I know in Rhode Island has the same goals: a cleaner planet overall and more employment here in our state. Unfortunately, all these renewed efforts by the General Assembly to further subsidize renewable energy, primarily in the form of wind turbines, will be detrimental to both. Here's why.
Rhode Island needs to pursue economic development that is achievable and that builds on our strengths, which are mainly the marine trades, not wind farms.
Wind-turbine projects threaten the already fragile Rhode Island economy with extreme utility-rate increases that will hurt consumers and keep manufacturing businesses from expanding or locating here. Land-based wind... [continue via Web link]