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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
> farms.
> Why?  Because they are a blight on the natural look of the land.  No, not
> kidding.

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.

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