Windmill technology is finally becoming recognized for the wildly wasteful and impractical boondoggle that it really is. In the past, wind farms have tied up enormous amounts of otherwise productive farmland or worse, denuded timberland. Even genuine environmentalists who are actually concerned about the environment and not massive control agendas, are opposed to wind farms because they kill so many birds, they introduce noise that disrupts the wildlife and natural environment, they destroy habitat and natural beauty, and so on. More energy is expended in the production of equipment, construction of the wind farm, and recurring maintenance than will ever be produced. More toxic waste is produced and released during the production of these windmills and the massive battery installations which must accompany them than will be saved through the operational life cycle.
It also happened extensively in the ethanol boondoggle.
These are simply the whimsical fantasies of naive minds -- or the corrupt connivance of nefarious men.
Well, if you think recurring maintenance costs are severe and impractical for a wind farm in the mountains, desert, or plains -- just wait until you see the wear and tear on wind mills constructed over salt water and subject to severe oceanic storms. This harebrained scheme won't last half as long. Just ask any homeowner on the coast how rough the sea environment is on his house, auto, and exposed equipment.
And this mess demonstrates how much we need to reform the Republican Party. It has become nearly identical so often to the Democrat-Socialist "New" Party. I wish Gov. Pat would wise up, but he probably won't.