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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
In the past 10 years or so, more has been written and
said about alternative energy options than any normal person could possibly
Until the surge in fracking and natural gas production,
the search for dependable, manageable and affordable energy alternatives
focused mostly on solar and wind. Well I just read an interesting column
on wind energy and the conclusion is that wind power is none of the
Compared to conventional power plants, wind farms take up
enormous amounts of noisy space. Wind turbines produce energy only 30% of the
time, and that production time is hard to predict. Wind power is
difficult to manage since it is prone to surges and down time, which must be
balanced to serve consumer demand and coordinated within existing energy grids
- not an easy task.
Finally, in the past few decades, almost $24 billion in
federal subsidies have been granted to keep the wind energy dream spinning, yet
not a single conventional power plant has been taken off line during this
Dependable, manageable and affordable energy.
Arguably, consumers get that now from conventional plants. Add to this what is
going on in natural gas production and it just might be time to wind down those
wind turbine farms for good.
If there are any wind turbine supporters out there, give
me a call. We will give you equal time to tell us why the winds that blow
in this editorial are coming from the wrong direction.