Windmills where there's no wind?


The draft environmental impact statement for the Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project in Southeast Washington says (figure 1-4) that average windspeed in the proposed area is, at most, 13 mph. The Vestas 1.8 megawatt turbines described in the proposal achieve 11 percent of their rated capacity at that windspeed.

Why, why, why are people so eager to raise their electricity bills as to condone windmill construction where the wind doesn't blow?

Jim Thorn



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