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August 11, 2022

6/17/2022 9:34:00 AM
About Industrial Wind

Dear Editor;
This is the reality: Industrial wind energy is a NET LOSER - economically, environmentally, technically and civilly. Yes, that's what Mary Kay Barton wrote in "Hammering Wind Industry Myths: the 'In-a-Nutshell' Version" Read it for yourself at Stop These Things website's latest online newsletter.
Economically: "The Institute for Energy Research tallied the numbers and found that each wind job costs $11.45 million and costs more than four jobs that are lost elsewhere in the economy, because of all the subsidies and the resulting "skyrocketing" cost of electricity."
Environmentally: "According to the AWEA, the USA has some 45,100 Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs). Remotely sited IWTs are located far from urban centers where the power is needed. This requires a spider web of new transmission lines (at ratepayers' expense)..."Because wind provides NO capacity value, or firm capacity (specified amounts of power on demand), wind requires constant "shadow capacity" from our reliable, dispatchable baseload generators to cover for wind's inherent volatile, skittering flux on the grid. Therefore, wind cannot replace those conventional generation sources.
Technically: "Because wind provides NO capacity value, or firm capacity (specified amounts of power on demand), wind requires constant "shadow capacity" from our reliable, dispatchable baseload generators to cover for wind's inherent volatile, skittering flux on the grid. Therefore, wind cannot replace those conventional generation sources."
Civilly: "The only thing that has ever been reliably generated by industrial wind is complete and utter civil discord. Neighbor is pitted against neighbor, and even family member against family member. Sprawling industrial wind factories have totally divided communities"
With all of these reasons, why aren't more people speaking up against Industrial Wind Turbines. We don't need them in the driftless area. Our government needs to update the set backs of these huge machines to keep people safe. more information at TheLongViewAllianceWI.org
Steve Ferrell
Iowa County landowner
Monroe, WI





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