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Ohio windy enough to power turbines

May 2, 2013

Wind farms in northeast Ohio? Alternative energy sources have certainly been a topic that the Farm Bureau has made a priority to be involved with, and we at the Soil and Water Conservation District......

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john01

May-04-13 11:03 AM

So far from what I've seen the alternative energy business has been a scam and a fleecing of the American taxpayer. Solyndra and the Fisker electric car are just two examples.

I'm all for developing renewable energy but before we go p.i.s.s. away millions/billions on manufacturing plants to build a product(s) current technology can't support we need to do the research,develope the know how and technology to make these things viable, efficient and most of all workable and we're just not there yet.

Putting the cart before the horse has already proven to be a very expensive disaster that we simply can't afford to repeat time and time again.

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Shazam

May-03-13 5:04 PM

Need to put up wind turbines in Columbus so Bob Hagan can power one with his flatulence. Go green with Bob.

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insider

May-03-13 7:43 AM

I'm looking out my window now and the leaves are motionless, the wind chimes are silent, a kite wouldn't fly. and yet....I'm watching TV, my coffee is hot, and I'm typing this on a plugged in computer. Thank the Lord for fossil fuels!

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lankster

May-02-13 8:21 PM

KUDOS to the Farm Bureau & Soil and Water Conservation District for looking beyond fossil fuels to a renewable, accessible energy future for Ohio. Renewable energy is where the real economic drivers are. The nay sayers to wind turbines really aren't familiar with the technology or the successes. Why on earth would you wish to continue polluting the planet when there are low-cost, renewable CLEAN energy options available to us NOW? Perhaps the critics have a conflict of interest - afraid they won't get their royalty check???

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insider

May-02-13 11:01 AM

"...obtaining federal appropriation dollars to conduct a study on wind turbines."

DUH. THEY HAVE BEEN STUDIED FOR DECADES! They are expensive, loud, uneconomical, unreliable, unsightly, inefficient, and need backup!

What's a community supposed to do on a hot, calm summer night? Run their air conditioners on pixie dust?

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ThomEE

May-02-13 8:11 AM

German farms have been made profitable again with the addition of turbines. and who can argue with making it here?

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stpand43

May-02-13 8:09 AM

i suppose they will trade natural gas and byproducts for the turbines that are made in china.

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mdvlst

May-02-13 5:50 AM

But... But we have natural gas!

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