[ RadSafe ] I love wind farms

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Thu Mar 8 10:59:07 CST 2012

I think wind has a place, or perhaps a niche, in the energy scheme,
similar to that of photovoltaic solar.  It is good for as an off-grid
source to supply a non-continuous load.  The problems mostly come from
trying to scale it up and centralize generation for use on the grid.

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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Dapra
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] I love wind farms

March 7, 2012

"To the nearest whole number, the percentage of 
the world's energy that comes from wind turbines 
today is: zero. Despite the regressive subsidy 
(pushing pensioners into fuel poverty while 
improving the wine cellars of grand estates), 
despite tearing rural communities apart, killing 
jobs, despoiling views, erecting pylons, felling 
forests, killing bats and eagles, causing 
industrial accidents, clogging motorways, 
polluting lakes in Inner Mongolia with the toxic 
and radioactive tailings from refining neodymium, 
a ton of which is in the average turbine - 
despite all this, the total energy generated each 
day by wind has yet to reach half a per cent worldwide."



Steven Dapra

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