Sunday, June 23, 2013

On the Idiots Who Put Those Three Ugly and Ginormous Windmills Smack Dab in the Middle of Picturesque Cape Ann (MA)

They should be pilloried, pistol-whipped, and pissed upon. Repeatedly.


dmarks said...

Got a link to it? I searched and all I found was a failed 2009 project.

I am wondering if it is near homeowners, on private property or not, presents a hazard if the spinning blades fall, etc. That is one thing, and I would not consider such a project evil if it took these concerns into consideration.

Then I wonder if it the project has received special treatment in the form of tax breaks or subsidies (two different things, but they can be related). I think I know the answer to that, though... and am guessing that if it it met the safety/etc requirements, the windmills would probably not exist if it were a truly sustainable project (surviving on its own merit rather than special government preference).

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

It's right at the tail end of Rt 128 on the left, just before you get into Gloucester center. They weren't there last September but when I went back up in March (and again last week), there they were. I almost drove off the road they were so distracting.......As to just how close the suckers are to businesses and homes, I'm not sure. They looked pretty damn close to me (maybe a couple of football fields).

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And, yeah, wind energy is a total scam (way worse than solar and maybe even worse than ethanol). It takes tens of thousands of pounds of carbon energy just to make the damn things and then you need a fossil fuel back-up, to boot (this because of the inefficiency) AND, next to corn ethanol, it has the lowest power density of any energy source....Of course we are talking the Commonwealth of MA here (the CA of the east).