Wind mill farms
Ok I'm going to ask you guys this. First their trying to put wind mill farms of the coast of Delaware I haven't found any fisherman yet that is against it. I'm all for it. The clean power plus all that structure for the marine eco. system, can only be good for the fishing. So here is my question. if they wanted to put them in the bay. Of course, they couldn't and wouldn't interfer with the navagation channels. How would you guys vote if you had the chance? Would you be for it or against it. Give the reason for either. I think this is a good question for this board and for this time in history. Ok lets add one more thing here. Just to clear something up. In suitable sites. I was only asking a general question. Not trying to design them and dot every I.
Last edited by saltfly; 02-10-2007 at 04:45 PM.
Sounds like a good idea, but who would benefit from the cheaper power, us homeowners or the corporate sector?
Acording to the state people here in delaware. The people will reap the reward. So sence this is a hipathical question. Lets say the people would their to.
Well first as to having enough room. These things are 300 ft tall and 90ft. from tip to tip. and their are areas up and down the bay that they could be built. as for 300 off shore. What I heard the guy say was 125 and 7 miles off. as for the wind. Tell the company in Pa. that built some that. I think they would disput you on that. All so look at it this way. What if they did this not only on the bay but other viable site in every state? Don't you feel this would be a up side for clean energy? And help in getting away from oil and coal burning power plants?
Saltfly, i live in newark,de not md., so offshore sounds good to me, but gov. minner will try to put some kind of tax on it
---As a boy I was raised on a farm that was entirely dependent on a Windmill for our Water source
--It was located over a well that was hand dug in the 1800's 12 feet around & deep--
--The water was pumped into a high tank that provided pressure by gravity --
--If the tank went down or dry, All water had to be hand pumped & carried to House, Barn , stocktanks etc.
--The Location was Spotsylvania, Va.--We had a about the same wind patterns as the bay --
--All I can say in the Summer months I carried an awful lot of Bucketted Water ---
--Off Shore , Maybe --Chesapeake --Ask any Sailboater that uses a windmill for Power in the slip ----
-- For Big money , a good tax break--For us a Navigational Disaster--Geo.
Hey capt.george back then that was a problem. todays tec. is much higher in their design.
It doesn't take much wind to move them like it did with old style wind mills. What I find interesting is that the only ones here, so far, that I've heard was against it, is the coal fired power plant ouners. As for Gov miner. this will be her last time in office. She will be gone after the next election if not sooner. At a meeting I was at just a few weeks ago. Some one said her health was failing. I don't know if that is just a romor or not. But she isn't just the problem. It takes more then one political type to do anything like that. It also takes the legislature. to support that. One problem in this country is we tend to blame one person istead of them all.
---Several years ago i was fishing a group of Ohio coal miners --It was about 3 weeks before the East coast Black out --
--Their Mines were about to be closed , as the coal they mined was a heavy Polluter--
--Black out Came --( Started In Ohio)---Miners still mining
--Who knows what goes on in the Energy World ---Windmills, Coal, Emmissions in Md. is for some Counties Only --List Goes on & On ----
Saltfly, I thought you asked for OPINIONS not a debate? Ok, first , there are Three proposed sites off Del.one 6mi., one 7mi and one 12 mi. off the beaches. Even taking your example of the 7 mi site, looking at a map of the bay, where can we place 125 structures that are 300ft. high anywhere that they would not be an eyesore????
As far as the wind, I said that I was not aware of any studies on the bay, I don't think asking the Mfg. would get an unbiased opinion . The 85% figure I quoted was based on studies of the proposed offshore sites.
I made it clear that I am 100% behind having wind power, OFFSHORE ! There is no way they will ever be put in the bay, no matter how "environmentally friendly" they are. They are still UGLY.
Capt. Charlie Schneider ,Big Will Charters
Tilghman Is. MD Cell 443 786 4324.