I'm sorry, but this excerpt from an interview with a JLF "Report" writer is flat out hilarious.
Bakst: Well, a wind farm is a cute way of describing what is a massive line of wind turbines, and wind turbines are not cute little windmills. They’re massive industrial wind turbines, which are 475 feet potentially, maybe even higher, which is about the height of a 47-story skyscraper.
Martinez: Forty-seven stories?
Bakst: Yes, I think it would be taller than any building in Raleigh, actually. So that’s massive.
Martinez: That’s huge. In fact, they are somewhat controversial. We’re talking about one possibly in Carteret County, we’ve heard about suggestions for wind farms in the western part of the state. Is it simply the size that makes them controversial?
Bakst: Well, for local communities it’s certainly the size of it. For electricity consumers and the public, it shouldn’t just be the size. It’s the fact that wind power is really a bad form of electricity.
Martinez: Why is that?
Bakst: Well, the wind has inherent problems. It doesn’t blow all the time, so for wind power to actually have any electricity from wind turbines, the wind has to be blowing just right. It can’t be too slow, can’t be too fast. So, most of the time you’re not generating a lot of electricity through the wind turbines, and even when you do, you’d be using the wind power to meet peak demand. Unfortunately, when the grid manager is looking to get electricity to meet peak demand, you can’t count on the fact that the wind is going to be generating electricity at that particular time.
Martinez: Because we haven’t yet figured out a way to control the weather.
Not only is wind power a "really bad form of electricity," we haven't figured out a way to control the weather? OMG! Who knew? Sort of like we haven't figured out a way to control the world's oil supply?