A Word on Wind
Apr 21, 2011
John REALLY blew it today with his lame comments on windpower. Go back a few years John and you'll find similar uninformed comments by horse and mule farmers about tractors. Please leave what you don't understand out of the script.
***Editor's Note: Below is a transcript of John's comments on windpower from last weekend's program...he will offer his full rebuttal this weekend (April 23-24, 2011) on U.S. Farm Report...
JOHN'S COMMENTS ON WINDPOWER:
"ALL OF US HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO THE WRONG PERSON. AND UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN BE FASCINATED WITH WRONG IDEAS AS WELL. SUCH IS THE CASE WITH WIND POWER. A RECENT STUDY FROM THE U-K THREW ICE COLD WATER ON THIS INEFFICIENT ENERGY SOURCE. NOT ONLY WERE TURBINES DELIVERING LESS ENERGY THAN HOPED, THEY WERE NEARLY USELESS DURING PEAK DEMAND. THIS PATTERN HAS ALSO BEEN NOTED IN TEXAS, WHERE OUR BIGGEST WIND ENERGY STATE GETS TRIVIAL AMOUNTS OF POWER DURING THE SIZZLING HIGH DEMAND DAYS. WHAT WIND TURBINES ARE BEST AT GENERATING ARE SUBSIDIES TO OWNERS AND BUILDERS - NOT ELECTRICITY. BUT APPARENTLY WE HAVE DECIDED TO IGNORE THE NUMBERS."