Wind turbines across Susquehanna Rive...

Wind turbines across Susquehanna River draw kudos, criticism

There are 87 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Oct 3, 2010, titled Wind turbines across Susquehanna River draw kudos, criticism. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Robert Marker, of Mount Joy, Lancaster County, and his family cruise along the Susquehanna River at Long Level on Sunday afternoon in front of two new wind turbines.

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Tom

Etters, PA

#1 Oct 3, 2010
What the hell is wrong with those windmills? There are high power lines stretched across the river. Bungalows along the river and noisy boats tearing up and down the water. Now some people are moaning about the view of the windmills?.....lol Unbelievable. Same people griping about the windmills are probably the same ones living in one of those disgusting looking developments that are scattered across our once beautiful farm lands. Give me a break!..ha ha!
jesse

York, PA

#2 Oct 3, 2010
Tom wrote:
What the hell is wrong with those windmills? There are high power lines stretched across the river. Bungalows along the river and noisy boats tearing up and down the water. Now some people are moaning about the view of the windmills?.....lol Unbelievable. Same people griping about the windmills are probably the same ones living in one of those disgusting looking developments that are scattered across our once beautiful farm lands. Give me a break!..ha ha!
I'm with you tom. Besides that, switching to renewable energy will keep our hillsides and rivers ect. looking beautiful.
Jack s

Lancaster, PA

#3 Oct 3, 2010
I think they're great anything that helps conserve energy is ok with me. I would be more worried about Turkey Hill being right next to the landfill.---- What's in the tea?
Amanda

Abbottstown, PA

#4 Oct 3, 2010
When we were out in California, we actually drove to see the wind farms. They are not remotely an eyesore!
yorkie1254

United States

#5 Oct 3, 2010
Why Turkey Hill? If you look at the PA Wind Map ( www.pawindmap.org ) to see where in the state there is potential for generating meaningful wind energy, this area ranks as only a 2 on a scale that goes up to 7. The only parts of the state that have meaningful windpower potential are on the blue mountain ridge, running diagonally from the southwester part of the state to Wayne County, and maybe Lake Erie. But aside from the turbines on the turnpike near Somerset, there isn't enough visibility to show we are doing something about windpower. So our tax dollars are committed to a money-losing installation at Turkey Hill. The state's own website says "For the purpose of developing a large scale wind farm, Class 3 winds or higher are necessary." So if Turkey Hill is only a 2, then why are we subsidizing a large scale farm there? I wonder how much we will actually see them spinning. But don't we all feel good about saving the planet and making carbon-free ice cream? Give me a break.
susan

Bainbridge, PA

#6 Oct 3, 2010
I just dont understand it when people complain about these windmills. Travel up the Susquehanna and tell me what is more unsightly these windmills or the two Nuclear Power plants, that are producing not just electricity, but Nuclear waste that will be around for eternity. Look around while driving sometime and take notice to all of the high power electrical towers, they look worse than any windmill, we just don't think about it because we are so used to seeing them. I would much rather have windmills polluting the seanic vistas around our county and producing my electricity than any nuclear or coal burning power plant.
Common Sense Soldier

York, PA

#7 Oct 3, 2010
Tom wrote:
Same people griping about the windmills are probably the same ones living in one of those disgusting looking developments that are scattered across our once beautiful farm lands.
No, the people b!tching about them are part of the same group of crooks that stole land, at the taxpayers expense, and look to steal more......
Common Sense Soldier

York, PA

#8 Oct 3, 2010
jesse wrote:
<quoted text>Besides that, switching to renewable energy will keep our hillsides and rivers ect. looking beautiful.
Hey dumba$$, windmills ARE producing renewable energy.
Stuckinthe60s

Bradenton, FL

#9 Oct 3, 2010
I think the windmills are great! But come on people lets be realistic here.. 75% of people in York County are scared of progress. Now if Harley would build a huge plant right on the river that was spewing out grease and oil people would probably cheer.
Buck Rogers

York, PA

#10 Oct 3, 2010
It takes 50,000 wind turbines to equal one nuclear power plant. That almost 100 per mile across the entire U.S. I say build a couple of nuclear power plants and eliminate the eye scores.
jesse

York, PA

#11 Oct 3, 2010
Common Sense Soldier wrote:
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Hey dumba$$, windmills ARE producing renewable energy.
Yeah, I know....If you would have read Tom's comment correctly you would of known he had used a bit of sarcasm. Long story short he was pro wind turbines. I merely commented that I agreed and that it would help the planet. You should work on your reading comprehension. Dumbass.
green commy

Brogue, PA

#12 Oct 4, 2010
It is impractical and a waste of tax dollars. This would not work financially if not subsidized with goverment money (therefore it is a waste). When are we going to wake up and realize that we can not have our cake and eat it too? Snap out of it.
York city resident

York, PA

#13 Oct 4, 2010
They don't affect our quality of life, build more.
Markus

State College, PA

#14 Oct 4, 2010
2 Nuclear power plants? Do you mean TMI and Berwick? Bruner island is a billion-dollar upgraded coal fired plant. You probably didn't even know York Haven exists. The other stack out there is a trash incinerator. Show me a river anywhere that doesn't have a similar view and I'll show you a third world country. Stop running your A/C when the temp. reaches above 80 and maybe we wouldn't have to do this.
Pablo

Tremont, PA

#15 Oct 4, 2010
What a solution?
1) Turn off your tv and air conditioning and go outside and read.
2) Throw out your dryer and hang dry your clothes.
3) Turn off your lights (I see so many homes lit up like casinos)
4) unplug your electronics when you are not using them and try not to buy so many electronics.
Electric toothbrushs, shavers, can openners, etc etc. Just buy none electronic devices.

Do this and you will decrease you energy consumption from between 70% to 90%. FYI, my electric bill last month was $12.00

I am going to be installing a solar panel out back to directly power my water heater which should decrease my gas bill which is about $15.00 per month.
Pablo

Tremont, PA

#16 Oct 4, 2010
Opps^^ I mean "Want" not what a solution. I am still working on my first cup of coffee.
Realist

Hanover, PA

#17 Oct 4, 2010
Pablo wrote:
What a solution?
1) Turn off your tv and air conditioning and go outside and read.
2) Throw out your dryer and hang dry your clothes.
3) Turn off your lights (I see so many homes lit up like casinos)
4) unplug your electronics when you are not using them and try not to buy so many electronics.
Electric toothbrushs, shavers, can openners, etc etc. Just buy none electronic devices.
Do this and you will decrease you energy consumption from between 70% to 90%. FYI, my electric bill last month was $12.00
I am going to be installing a solar panel out back to directly power my water heater which should decrease my gas bill which is about $15.00 per month.
Very good, especially the turn off your TV and AC and get outside. There's not much worthwhile to watch on TV. There is NO AC in my house. Don't really need it.
Bout time

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Oct 4, 2010
Every wind turbine and every solar panel give me tremendous hope for the future. They don't erase the last 30 years that this technology has been ignored, but they're a tremendous step in the right direction. In short, it makes me proud of Pennsylvania. Well done PP&L! Now, put up another 2 or 3 thousand more and cut our lines to "clean" coal and foreign oil once and for all.
Gimme a Break

York, PA

#19 Oct 4, 2010
You know it is funny, I have been accused of being a left leaning liberal by some and a right leaning conservative by others which I find ironic because my viewpoints are issue based and I consider myself middle/independent.

Having said that, in a world where natural resources are being used as quickly as they are if the only basis for opposition to renewable energy such as wind turbine farms is "the view" than that is pathetic. & I have heard this argument regarding the Susquehanna.

I also say that because look at the Kennedy's, a family who has no qualms about touting their committment to the environment and renewable energy but when developers considered putting in a wind turbine farm in Massachusetts they were the first to put up opposition claiming that it would hurt their million dollar view. So what is their opinion, put wind farms up wherever you want but "not in my backyard" because we are privledged and better than everyone else. That is pathetic.
Pablo

Tremont, PA

#20 Oct 4, 2010
Realist wrote:
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Very good, especially the turn off your TV and AC and get outside. There's not much worthwhile to watch on TV. There is NO AC in my house. Don't really need it.
AC is not only a problem with energy consumption (In York earlier this year, there was a city-wide power outage due to heavy AC use.)

It is also a problem with social issues. People interact with their neighbors more when they are outside. Go to a pool, go to a park. Boating, hiking, biking, etc etc. No AC means a healthier life style and better bonding with your neighbors.

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