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(Toledo News Now) -
Hi, I'm Joe
DeMare, chair of the Wood County Green Party, and I'm here to tell you what was
wrong with Bob Chirdon's editorial, what's right about wind, and what a real,
clean energy future will be.
windmills are noisy and take a lot of room. I invite you to visit Bowling
Green's wind farm. You can't hear them a few hundred feet away, and cars going
by on Route 6 are noisier. Each turbine's base is only about 14 feet across.
Farmers can plant right up to the base.
Bob also said we've
never shut down any conventional power plants. That's false. More than 200 coal
plants and 14 nuke plants have shut down or will shut down in the next five
Wind is growing
because it's one of the best ways to make power. Last year, Ohio installed 313
Megawatts, even though wind gets less government subsidies than any other
make the power predictable. Iowa now gets 25% of its power from wind, Germany
10%, and Denmark 28%. Ohio's wind potential equals 60 Davis-Besse plants.