Is Their Wind Power Just Hot Air?

Friday, August 29, 2008

I read with interest the Aug. 22 Metro article ["Wind Power's Energetic Fans"] about Ken Robinson and Sheryl Elliott, the couple who wish to erect a wind turbine to supply power to their Charles County home. I found it quite heartening that they are so concerned about the environment that they are trying to replace 25 to 40 percent of the conventionally generated electricity needed for their large (second) home, which is located in one of the region's most environmentally sensitive areas.

Can we assume that Mr. Robinson drives between his primary residence in Georgetown and his home at Swan Point, or is that solar-powered commuter bus line up and running?

Environmental concern? Spare me. The emission of this much hot air cannot be good for that global warming problem we keep hearing about.





Kudos to Ken Robinson and Sheryl Elliott for thinking of greener ways to get their electricity -- but maybe they should use the money they save to move to a neighborhood that wasn't built on hundreds of acres of wetlands and that is still expanding.



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