Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wind Power...or Hot Air?

Low cost power at what cost?

Our planet is in grave danger. We need to find a better way to power our life style. Possibly wind power can be one of the answers. It's relatively inexpensive to construct these towers in any area that produces a steady wind...like Washington D.C.

All of our politicians are getting on the environmental band wagon and promoting this as the end all answer to our energy woes. It will provide manufacturing jobs and construction jobs. But what it needs to do FIRST is produce RESEARCH jobs.

These towers are, for the most part, unregulated. They can put them up anywhere. We really need to contact our legislators and ask them to fund research in advance. In our area of Ottawa county, Ohio we have one of the greatest spring migrations in the world! Millions of songbirds, shorebirds and raptors fly through here on their way to their breeding habitats.

I know that birds get killed everyday by man made obstacles, office buildings, utility towers and even cars, but do we really need one more thing in the way? I don't want to see more birds needlessly killed.

For more information please click on these links:

Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Responsible Wind Energy

"A Long Night's Journey Into Death" by Kenn Kaufman

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania conference on Wind Energy

I realize I'm not the most eloquent or knowledgeable person, but I do know that we need to do something NOW!

The birds of Magee Marsh thank you.