June 11, 2004

Letters from the sales brochure

There were a couple of letters from Starksboro in today's Burlington Free Press in support of industrial wind plants on Vermont's mountaintops. Here are a couple of quotes.
"There should be no doubts when it comes to wind power."
Well, sorry -- there are doubts, aren't there.
"Vermont would not have to send millions of dollars out of state to pay for power."
True, the president and vice president of the East Haven project live in Vermont. Some of their investors might live here, too. That won't make giving them my money feel any better. And the major wind player in the region, Enxco, is a multinational consortium based in France. In addition, we'd still be paying for the same electricity as before, since wind's contribution would be fickle and minuscule.