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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

 

Wind Power Regulatory Swamp

Roanoke Times, 2/4/09, Pg Va 9: Commentary by Rick Webb of UVa: Wind power needs regulation.
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Yes Rick, and regulation they have. The highland wind-farm project has been in the regulatory swamp for 5 years. After all the heifer-dust settled the two issues the so called “environmentalists” were hung-on was the number of bats and birds that would fly into the blades.
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You know – like the flock of geese that flew into the compressor-blades of the US Airways jet in the Hudson River.
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What is Rick and associates doing about the tens of millions of birds that are killed each year by outside-house cats? What is Rick doing about the bats that die each year from rabies and now the tens of millions that are dying from “white nose syndrome”?
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Why are the Virginia wind turbines a monumental risk while less that 50 miles away in Tucker Mills, West Virginia their wind farms are producing megawatts of clean-green energy?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs6nkXgGI4M
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Rick glosses over as trivial the restrictions that Virginia bureaucratic regulators have placed on the Highlands turbines. Suppose Rick applied for a home building permit, and the building inspector told him he could build the house, but, every week there would be an inspection and if more than two birds per week were killed by flying into his windows and glass doors, he would have to tear down the house.
Does anyone think Rick would build, and does anyone think that the banks would provide a mortgage on such a house?
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Rick is apparently typical of the green-power folks who are all talk about how they’re going to replace fossil fuel in 10 years but then refuse to recognize that all power generation has adverse consequences and so they obstruct making the changes that are required.
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When you blow away the smoke, the bottom line is obstructionism as an end in itself!
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Prior Like Items:
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2007/09/virginia-wind-farm-someday.html
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