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Friday, August 23, 2013

Guest Voice: Don't believe claims about wind power

BY MARY KAY BARTON 
Contributing writer

Matt Walker made many claims about problems caused by fracking and the benefits he believes are inherent with "renewables," in his Aug. 12 Guest Voice column, "Erie should focus on clean energy."

While it is true that there are problems that come along with the development of any energy source, wind is no exception. And while it may come as a surprise to those in the alarmist camps, the fact is that there is a direct correlation between improved health and longevity in the United States, and the availability of reliable, affordable power here (ie: coal, natural gas, nuclear and hydro).

Let's consider the results to date of the billions of dollars that taxpayers and ratepayers have been forced to fork over to the wind power sector that Walker favors. Continue... GoErie

Link here to read the above referenced letter by Matt Walker

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