One of the biggest concerns regarding wind power is visual pollution. Basically, residents along the Eastern seaboard don’t want these turbines to get in the way of the beauty outside their windows. So, in essence, they want you to pay more than $4 a gallon for gas so they can have an unobstructed view of nature’s natural beauty.
These wind turbines are needed to power homes, our computers, charge our cell phones, and for every other use we use electricity for.
We all talk about how people made sacrifices for the greater good. Republican Presidential candidate John McCain keeps talking about “Country First.” So here’s my proposal for a truly “Country First,” and not “Big Oil First,” America:
Ways to Save Energy
- Park your car: Take public transportation or ride a bike to work or school. Or walk, if your close enough.
- Recycle: Sell back your aluminum cans. In addition to helping the environment, most recycling centers will pay you for your aluminum. This may also apply to glass, newspaper, and certain plastics.
- Turn off lights: There’s no reason to leave any electrical device running if you don’t need it. Certain exceptions to this are, of course, refrigerators and clocks. A good rule of thumb: if you don’t need it, turn it off. This includes lights, as well. Open a window to bring in natural light during the day.
We should do what we have to do in order to make our country better. If that includes building wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts, then that’s what we should do.
We are facing a serious challenge in this country. We need to find real solutions to our energy problems. If wind turbines are one option, then the technology must be brought to bear with all of our collective devotion and ingenuity. If we are to solve this energy crisis, wind turbines must be placed where they do the most good.
The main resistance to wind power is from Big Oil companies, like Exxon-Mobil, British Petroleum, and Chevron. The solution is to do it anyway. We must break the monopoly-like hold these companies have on the American energy industry. It’s time for a better way.
Erecting wind turbines will generate both power for homes and jobs for our American workers, (which, in turn, helps our sagging economy). The benefits of wind power are obvious.
Accept a greener tomorrow by building wind turbines today. It is the only logical conclusion.