To Orwell Today,

I was thinking about the row over windmills and Cape Cod. I am sure Cape Cod is much like California in it's choice of electric power, that being as long as it is made somewhere else. As near as I can determine the Cape has no generation capacity of it's own, no coal fired plant, no nuclear plant, no gas turbines, diesel generators, etc.

I can't fault the concept that windmills are ugly when I find the common utility pole to be a boil on the landscape but what is being missed here is the advantage of distributed production so that electricity is not totally dependant upon far off sources. I think if the power from the sources away from the Cape was interrupted for a week or two they might find distributed production to be of some value.

Oh wait, there are still a few more species of fish to endanger, let's build a dam!

-Tom Cornick

Greetings Tom,

You didn't mention where you yourself live or how you get your power. I assume you're connected to electricity, which you probably get from Hydro. Or maybe you get it from coal, although the USA government gave into environmentalists in Utah and squashed plans to mine their abundant, most cleanest burning coal in the world.

If you read the article WINDMILLS ARE GREEN STALINISM you'll learn that windmills are an environmentalist racket. I have personally seen windmills in the distance when I was in northern England last summer. They are hideous looking things and very unnatural to the environment.

You imply that "building another dam" would be required for more hydro but as I mentioned in a previous commentary there are MORE THAN ENOUGH dams already built to supply our power needs. Maybe you should take a visit to Niagara Falls sometime then follow that up with a visit to Cape Cod. Then you'll see what I mean by comparing Hydro favourably to Wind.

"oops, there goes a billion kilowatt dam".

All the best,
Jackie Jura

1.7 million acres in Southern Utah declared as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, by President Clinton on September 18, 1996...The President failed to adequately consider the environmental implications of national monument designation, such as that the 62 billion tons of coal deposits in the Kaiparowits Coal Basin is an extremely efficient low-sulfur, clean-burning coal and that given the vast reserves of clean-burning coal available, it is not environmentally nor economically sound to continue to "waste" clean-burning coal reserves; and to ignore large domestic deposits of our cleanest-burning coal only increases our dependence on foreign energy sources and reduces our energy and national security...


Jackie Jura
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