Viewpoint - Wind Farms are Green Stalinism
"Electricity suppliers are being forced by law to buy power from wind farms. What this represents is a return to the planned economy in the name of environmentalism -a kind of Green Stalinism. The consequences are the familiar Soviet ones: centralised decision-making and localised devastation".
With the passing of the Energy Bill 2005 here in the USA this is a stark view on what is occurring. And the same metrics apply - the energy bill is about producing more energy, not about correcting the problems with the current systems, the pollution such as mercury and the CO2 emissions. In fact wind farms do almost nothing to correct these problems. The money being spent clearly needs to be diverted to address the root causes of the problems, not distracting and diverting attention away from them.