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Old 11-23-2007
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Originally Posted by PBzeer View Post
Biggest problem I've seen with wind farms, is everyone wants them, BUT, not where they can see them.
Everybody want there to be an energy alternative; nobody wants to change anything about the way they live.

I know, a gross generalization; but true enough to be a PIA.

I think wind power is here to stay. It's the most viable alternative in the largest geographical part of the world. Solar may take precedence in some latitudes; but for most the sun is too shallow to be efficient enough. Also, it's the most proven, and technologically simple, alternative.

I don't want to start the "peak oil" debate; but for the purposes of this discussion let's agree that petroleum is a finite resource. IMHO it is too important for so many other uses that to burn it for energy more than absolutely needed is a tremendous waste.

Are there environmental impacts of wind generation?
Of course; everything has an impact on something.

Is wind the one true solution?
Of course not, it will be an important part (one of many) of our energy supply from here on in.
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