Comments on: How the recession reshaped U.S. electricity production http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/11/24/how-the-recession-reshaped-u-s-electricity-production/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RobA http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/11/24/how-the-recession-reshaped-u-s-electricity-production/comment-page-1/#comment-346831 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:38:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=18971#comment-346831 Ahhhhhh, man’s going to save the world, again.

Seen any studies on the future effect of sucking the energy out of the atmosphere with windmills? See First Law of Thermodynamics! I haven’t.

And how will these local energy drains affect global wind patterns and temperature? I haven’t seen studies on that, either.

I imagine that a wall of windmills in California, not to mention building them on 1/3rd of China, will cause several globally (at least to humans) harmful changes.

Seems as ignorant as thinking electric cars reduce greenhouse gases, when, in actuality, they merely SHIFT the pollution source from car exhaust to coal fired power plant’s increased exhaust (greater load to charge the car batteries).

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