Welcome to the Winds Wise website; a collection of information about wind generated electrical energy, the costs, the community impact, the facts about the actual benefits or lack thereof, and special information for Thayer County Nebraska.
Concerned Citizens of Thayer County
Nov. ? - Zoning and Planning meeting.
This will be in the Thayer County Courthouse, Club Room, lower level. (enter by way of the west doors)
Commissioners usually meet every Wed. morning.
There is a wind energy group, also called the 3-3-3 group, having meetings. It consists of 3 proponents, 3 opponents, and 3 from Z & P, to compile suggested plans for the Z & P Board.
More events to come.
WHY BUILD THESE THINGS ?
We are not doing it because it is green, because it isn’t.
We are not doing it because it is cheaper electricity, because it isn’t.
We are not doing it to improve our landscape, because it doesn’t.
We are not doing it just because people should have a right to do anything they want, because we don’t allow anything and everything now.
We are not doing it to lower food prices, because it takes land out of food production.
We are not doing it for our health, because it has health hazards.
We are not doing it to increase county-wide property value, because it usually lowers it.
We are not doing it to be animal friendly, because it is not.
We are not doing it to help the economy, because it doesn’t.
We are not doing it to unite the community, because it usually divides communities.
We are not doing it for backup emergency energy, because we learned from Texas that it doesn’t work that way.
Are we only doing this so a few land owners can get a financial benefit that is approximately 1/4 of 1% of the total cost to us?
WIND TURBINE: A highly taxpayer subsidized inefficient machine that uses an enormous amount of what proponents would agree is "unclean energy" to mine, manufacture, assemble, transport, install, connect to our electrical grid, and later on to decommission, so that the coal plants and other electrical generating means have to be operated less efficient, while the turbines produce a small fraction of needed electricity for a small fraction of each year, at a higher cost, and on land that had been used to provide food for us to eat, done by companies that send most of the subsidy money to other countries and thereby putting America further in debt and increasing inflation, while at the same time causing local drought, higher food prices, ill health, and adverse living conditions to local residents, and animals. Bob Reinke