Thursday, September 25, 2008

Naples Grape Festival Sept 27 & 28th

An Editorial by Debi:
It's that time of the year again when 80,000 to 100,000 people will visit our valley & surrounding hills to enjoy the Grape Festival and stand in line for a grape pie. The leaves haven't turned yet & neither have the turbines. The leaves are just starting to turn - who knows when the 300 feet tall, steel turbine structures, with their 150 foot long blades, will turn?

  • Wonder what the visitors will say when they are walking down Main Street looking south?
  • Wonder how many will notice the turbines high in the hills?
  • Wonder how many will say they're okay but NIMBY (not in my back yard)?
  • Wonder how many of the visitors are in favor of them?
  • Wonder how many oppose them?
  • Wonder how many know the whole true story and the facts about them?
  • Will the visitors this weekend stand in awe or just shake their heads in question?
  • Will they wonder why the blades are not turning? Or, maybe (with generators), they will be turning this weekend just to impress everyone. Then all the visitors will say how wonderful wind energy is because it's free.
Free energy - wind is free isn't it?
HA - If only they knew... if only the visitors knew the facts... if only they knew that each of those turbines have a value of approx $3 million dollars each, that's $3,000,000.00 each. If only they realized that their tax money helped to pay for them. If only they knew the real reasons for wind turbines in this area. If only they knew...

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The autumn leaves haven't turned yet & neither has the wind turbines. Maybe all that talk about wind energy is just hot air.
Submitted by Debi.

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