17 Sep 2012
The whishing and shushing of spinning wind towers are just beginning to blot our landscape. Are wind towers ugly? I find wind towers both novel, and an optimistic reminder that we can find a solution to our carbon problem. And as you can see, harnessing the wind doesn’t have to be an eyesore.
Along with being quite beautiful, there are many reasons why using wind turbines to create energy are a clean solution for powering communities:
Wind is free.
Wind is clean.
Wind is renewable.
Wind is non-polluting.
Wind doesn’t harm our health.
But most importantly, wind energy works.
Unfortunately, we may soon see an end to exploring the wind energy option. The wind industry is facing the expiration of a Production Tax Credit (PTC) at the end of this year.
Do we have a cleaner homegrown energy solution? Funny, I didn’t hear much about wind and solar energy from the candidates during the political conventions, did you? Will those who vote to cut this credit be providing us with cleaner solutions?
The way I see it, we have two choices: one based on sound science that supports the public’s want and need for clean, renewable energy…and one that denies and blocks innovations that could end our dependence on fossil fuels.
I would love to know your thoughts about wind energy? Does your community have wind towers? Do you find them appealing or appalling?
Want to learn more? Please read my latest post HERE and find out what you can do to allow wind energy companies to continue to harness the beautiful and bountiful power of the wind.
Check out the nicely designed Hercules Wind Turbine…