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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blow Out

Pine Township is looking to sell its wind turbine.

"It was a great idea that just didn't pan out," said Scott Anderson, assistant township manager.
The reason, he said: "No wind."
"We just don't have the adequate elevation in the township where it would work," supervisors Chairman Michael Dennehy said.

Again, the problem with trying to rely on alternative energy sources comes up. What happens when the wind doesn't blow, or the sun doesn't shine? I am an advocate for alternative energy sources where their use is practical, but from what I've seen of wind turbines in SW PA, they usually aren't turning. That's not to say that wind and solar don't have a role to play, but if you think they alone can supply our energy needs, well, you're nuts.

If we want to get away from the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, there is only one viable option that can be applied throughout the nation. Nuclear power.


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