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it's big industry, it's big money, it's capitalists sucking up big subsidies, it's ugly, it's noisy, it's bad for your health.

I can't really speak for other types of renewables, but for wind power at least, fossil power and nuclear power are much, much worse on each and every one of those points.

Ugly? I can't speak for anyone else, but to me a field of modern wind turbines is actually kind of attractive in a statuesque, foresty kind of way, and I've never in my life seen an "nice" looking coal burner or nuke.

Noisy?  I've walked around under a set of large wind turbines.  Yeah, they make some noise. The whine of the gear boxes is not pleasant. Over time it can get on your nerves. I've also spent time in and around a number of different fossil-powered plants, from gas and coal fired steam turbines, to combined-cycle units, to quick-start gas turbines. Trust me, the noise of a wind turbine is not even in the same league.

And bad for your health?  Puhleaze...

Now where are we going and what's with the handbasket?

by budr on Sat Mar 7th, 2015 at 02:49:28 PM EST
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Here is the noise of windmills compared with other, less deadly, sources of noise, such as cars or trains.


by Katrin on Sun Mar 8th, 2015 at 02:54:33 PM EST
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