City selects first wind farm site: YAY!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7230264.stm 

I am very glad to see progress being made in the field of alternative energy. In my opinion, it is one of the most important issues the U.S. and the entire world is facing both today and years in the future. When the future comes, the world must be ready. As Britain gradually shies away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources, foreign dependence will decrease, which is exteremely good considering the tumultuous state the Middle East is in. In addition, wind power is cheaper and cleaner. Oh yeah, and did I mention that it never runs out? The price of wind per barrel doesn’t fluctuate. Instead of spiking, wind power and other alternative energies will only experience a gradual drop in price as technology and the amount of use improves. This is a great move on Britain’s part, and the British population should keep this train rolling, and the rest of the world should do the same. It preserves the environment AND keeps cash in our pocketbooks. Win-win.

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~ by edwardrmeow on February 7, 2008.

One Response to “City selects first wind farm site: YAY!”

  1. I agree. I recently read another article by BBC about Britain wind farms, and they predict that the turbines will pay for themselves in 4-5 years. The next 15 years are pure profit (turbines are expected to last approx. 20 years). So not only do you have the environmental benefits, but the economic ones as well.
    The bad side: you need enough wind to generate electricity. Wind farms will be effective at cutting our dependency on fossil fuels only if we use them in conjunction with other alternatives like solar power. The other issue is that many of the best locations are on top of hills. Hills often serve as tourist points because of the views, so there have been some petitions in Europe. This is one small hurdle to the many benefits I think we’d recieve.

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