Support American Windpower!
Why? It is partly that windpower threatens the fossil fuel industry and people with ties to it who support it. In order to protect their financial interests, they are willing to spread untruths about windpower.
They also finance campaigns for politicians who are willing to stand in the way of renewable energy. Consider this article from today’s news:
”Fossil Fuel Industry and Koch Brothers Align to Kill Extension of Wind Energy Tax Credits” Americans for Prosperity is targeting vulnerable Republican legislators with an estimated $75 million ad campaign to end windpower incentives. Environmental Defense Fund
They say things that are not true, in order to scare people into supporting them. For example, one Vermont politician who opposes windpower recently warned an audience that if a wind farm is put up in a community, it depresses property values by over 30%. Studies by governments, educational institutions, and financial advisers are nearly unanimous in saying they are not telling the truth. Consider this article from today’s news:
The planning, construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study conducted by a University of Rhode Island economist. North American Windpower
The deception goes on and on. Untruths are spread about infrasound, payback times, excessive embodied energy, loss of tourism income, habitat destruction, avian deaths, and much more.
The victims of anti-windpower deception are the environment, wildlife (including birds), and human beings.
What can you do? One thing would be to tell your politicians to support the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC), which is still set to expire at the end of this year.
How do you do it? One way is to go to This Link, and list yourself as a wind supporter.