Wind power is a joke. It makes no sense — none, nada.
The wind power lobbyists say it creates jobs. Well I have a better way to make jobs based on the same principles: let’s train dogs to walk on treadmills to generate electricity. Think of all the jobs for dog-trainers, dog food companies, and dog-walkers. Think of all the jobs at dog retirement homes for dogs too old to work. Think about all the do-gooders collecting a salary for looking out for the welfare of the dogs. Think about the attorneys employed in filing class action suits against dog-exploiters. Think about the jobs in organizations opposing the use of genetically modified dogs. Dogs on treadmills are much better than windmills for creating jobs.
Okay, windmills are not absolutely useless. If you have no alternative because you live 20 miles from the nearest power line, then feel free to get a windmill. Don’t forget the banks of storage batteries to keep your TV running when the wind isn’t blowing.
Windmills don’t work when the wind isn’t blowing. The wind power lobbyists don’t emphasize that point. There are very few places where the wind always blows, and, not surprisingly, hardly anybody lives near those mostly unpleasant places.
Somehow, the environmentalist love of windmills is seemingly without limit. If you bother an eagle — even pluck a feather from a dead eagle — you are looking at hard time in the federal pen. But if you operate wind turbines that kill eagles on an industrial scale, you don’t have to worry. Eagle-killing windmills are specifically exempted from liability. Windmills trump our national symbol. Just don’t pick up the eagle feathers under the windmills.