The green tag attached to windmills exempt them from environmental clearance which leads to mindless destruction of nature with impunity.
Kathleen Hartnett White
Although appealing to many, wind power is an extremely expensive, inefficient, and unreliable source of electricity, incapable of providing base load power. Wind's intermittency, variability, line loss, necessary back-up generation, transmission needs, and dispatch complexity limit the amount of electricity wind can secure. Ever larger mandates and subsidies will not make wind power more economically viable, as the European experience now demonstrates.
Federal tax benefits pay as much as 65% of the capital cost of wind power projects in the United States.
It's unfair to assume, I think, that there's no environmental effects from wind (energy). Until we get some firm data, the problem is, people are making multimillion-dollar investments with insufficient information.
Kevin Van Koughnett
There's no getting around it, (turbines) do kill birds and they do kill bats.
Those farms did not contribute at all to our peak demand - it had to be covered by other non-wind generation. Over the long term wind is very reliable but in the short term you can never count on it being there when you need it in forward forecasting.
Kristin Calkins Rowe
It doesn't take a genius to figure out there are more cons than pros in this debate.