Seems to be going uphill over here. I guess there is now plenty of taxpayer money for this "renewable energy".
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Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: The War of the Winds
Dear Jim (and friends!),
If you want to know more about the intensely subsidized windmill madness in Germany, I could provide MUCH information. As you know, this disease disappeared in Denmark overnight when a new, more reasonable government took over recently, not providing any more taxpayer money. Even in Germany this mental disorder is now going downhill.
Indeed, the number of initiatives against destroying pretty scenic parts of our country, killing birds, damaging building, making nasty low-frequency noise, etc., is rapidly increasing - not to mention the effects on the rapid emigration of various energy-
intensive industries (aluminum, copper, etc.), plus the VERY expensive backup and balancing electric power requirements, new energy supply lines, and so on. We all hope that this nasty episode in our industrial history will soon disappear with the next German elections in 2006.
Cordial regards from Old Europe! Klaus
Jim Muckerheide schrieb:
This article is a very strong statement on the subject of the commitment to wind power.
This confirms what the engineering profession has said for decades, in experiential terms that even a politician can understand, i.e., that informs their voters. You may want to send this to many politicians and voters.
Regards, Jim Muckerheide
> >From icWales, the national website of Wales
> How the pollution from this War of the Winds makes my blood boil Jul 26 2004
> Duncan Higgitt, The Western Mail
> makes-my-blood-boil-name_page.html or
> Plans for a wind farm off the South Wales coast at Porthcawl, and visible
> across the entire Swansea Bay, have brought widespread criticism. Writing
> here after the scheme was approved by the National Assembly, Professor Niall
> Ferguson outlines his opposition to the turbines
Klaus Becker, Boothstr. 27, D-12207 Berlin