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Should Wind Power be Government Supported or Private Supported

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    With the recent change of the guards, a question has arrisen as to who should develop and encourage the new emerging green energy of wind power. The democrats were willing to help wind power along and now the republicans seem to be leaving it completely to the private sector.  This seems to be happening in the form of wind projects losing funding where other areas such as coal will be gaining ground. This is happening because the republicans are looking at the size of the companies and the funding is being switched over to job creation.  

    This is another area that I am torn on. Obviously, job creation is good for the current economy. But is not encouraging wind power to cut down on the cost of energy important too?
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    We've long since come to accept the fact that Trump frequently does not make any sense when he talks. This is what he said about wind power recently, in front of a pro-Trump youth group.

    "We’ll have an economy based on wind. I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody. I know it’s very expensive. They’re made in China and Germany mostly — very few made here, almost none. But they’re manufactured tremendous — if you’re into this — tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint — fumes are spewing into the air. Right? Spewing. Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything — right? So they make these things and then they put them up."

    About a decade ago, Trump bought a golf course in Scotland only to learn that an offshore wind farm was planned nearby. He worried this would hurt views from his course, so he launched a scorched-earth campaign to block the installation.

    It earned him enormous enmity in the area. One prominent local opponent was identified as Scotsman of the year by Glenfiddich Scotch. Trump subsequently banned Glenfiddich from his properties

    Naturally, Trump sued to prevent the erection of the wind farm. Fortunately, he lost the lawsuit, and the Trump organization was ordered to pay $290,000 in legal fees. The 11-turbine wind farm in Aberdeen Bay began operating last summer and is clearly visible from the fairways and greens of the Trump International Golf Links, Scotland. (This is the resort, by the way, that is close to the airport where our military planes are refueling)

    The Scottish Government has achieved its target of generating 50% of Scotland's electricity from renewable energy by 2015, and is hoping to achieve 100% by 2020, which was raised from 50% in September 2010. The majority of this is likely to come from wind power

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/23/what-trump-was-talking-about-his-baffling-rant-about-wind-energy/

    If I get any money for Christmas, guess what I'm going to buy?

    Yep, a bottle of Glenfiddich.

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    I guess people here elected the biggest idiot they could find. Don't forget the Chinese had windmills way before the Dutch, who built those already in 1500 and got famous from it. The new "slow moving" mills nowadays don't kill birds, nor pollute. Coal pollutes and ruins every lung there is. But yeah our brain dead leader knows it all and pollutes the brains of his followers, who are then also more brain dead than he is. Like they say in Dutch: "Die heeft een klap van de malle molen gehad" ( He probably got hit by the blade of an "crazy" (Dutch) windmill); were the blades are very low and you better watch out when you step out of the front door)

    Merry X-Mas, I hope you enjoy the sack of "coal" as an present from Trump.

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    Trump has made several incoherent messages over his tenure as president, and they make good comedy for the late night talk shows. Trump is an absolute embarrassment to many Americans but not his loyal base who cannot see the stupidity of his remarks. Like Obama said: "pride in ignorance".
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    Re: windmills being made here. There is a small company called GE Renewables and several other companies involved in making windmills/windmill parts in the U.S.
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    lonely bird Wrote: Re: windmills being made here. There is a small company called GE Renewables and several other companies involved in making windmills/windmill parts in the U.S.

    This production does not create any more pollution than building anything else made from high strength carbon fiber/or glass fiber as done for aircraft and high performance cars, ships and military equipment.

    The biggest pollution in this country is caused by Trump himself; he pollutes the "airwaves" every day.

    How does he dare to "pollute" these kids with his "mentally retarded" speeches as well.