Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Windpower vs. Coal
There is a growing group of people who are opposed to wind power in Wisconsin. They often live near the wind turbines and complain that the wind turbines cause all sorts of medical maladies, like migraines from shadow flicker, and that the noise keeps them awake at night. Other complain that wind turbines are dangerous for migratory birds and others just thing they are ugly and mar the landscape. I think it's important to remind them of the alternative. I also think it's fair to say that most of the people who complain of medical problems, don't have turbines on their property, but live on adjoining property. From what I've heard, not too many people who are being paid to live with turbines on their property have complained about shadow flicker.