Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> The "answer" is to make more wind farms.
>> Winds usually blow during the day, and that's when electricity
>> demand is highest. Thus, (enough) wind farms would help smooth out
>> the need for peak loads from nuke- or non-renewable generating plants.
> The irony is that there are some eco groups that are fighting wind
> Why? Because they are a blight on the natural look of the land. No, not
Those aren't eco groups doing that so much as neighborhood associations and
NIMBYs. The Oregonian answer is to locate them in windy, preferably
tree-laden locations, build 'em just taller than the trees and paint them
camouflage to the surrounding environment.