From the Toledo Blade – Wind Power’s Giant Turbines Create Debate

An article today in Ohio’s Toledo Blade discusses the current debate raging over the use of wind power. There are various studies under way to measure impact of turbines on migratory birds and military radar. Various interest groups are weighing in, sometimes with opinions that rival the hyperbole that you hear from any single issue advocacy group. For example, a member of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station says that he isn’t sold on wind power because of the amount of energy necessary to build the wind turbines and the amount of oil needed to lubricate the blades. As if it doesn’t cost anything to make (for example) solar panels, or nuclear plants, or any power plant.

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