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  • jeremy
    October 01, 2014 - 19:46

    typical ignorance of the masses. i've come to expect that of newfoundland anyway now... you can get windmills that are only 18" tall and are not the bladed ones, they are great in high winds and look pretty neat. also instead of fear mongering about noise(which is proven to be psychosomatic) and parts flying off(planes fall apart as well but we allow them to pass over our heads), how about support something that aids in cutting our fossil fuel dependance, which is not exactly healthy for the planet.

  • Ben Dover
    March 01, 2012 - 22:52

    People, please learn from others' experience. See: http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/46519 or http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/more-testimonies/ just for starters

  • Jeremiah
    March 01, 2012 - 14:25

    Not anywhere near residential areas. They can be noisy even when running properly. If a bearing or a bushing wears a little look out. Not that easy to fix either.

  • Huh
    March 01, 2012 - 12:58

    You guys live on a barren rock in the middle of the north atlantic. Why would you want to put up wind towers in the middle of one of the only two pretty cities on the whole island. That's perhaps the dumbest thing I've seen on this site. There's tons of barren rock around in places where nobody lives. Go put the things there.

  • yo mama
    March 01, 2012 - 12:37

    Cynic, I agree, for some reason every OTHER province in Canada allows residential wind turbines, and to be tied into the grid. NL power has no problem setting this up but our insurance companies don't want to insure the home. Anyone know why?

  • BUT BUT BUT THE HARBOUR VIEW
    March 01, 2012 - 12:34

    WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE EFFECTS THESE WILL HAVE ON THE VIEW OF THE HARBOUR!!!!!!

    • Devil's Advocate
      March 01, 2012 - 13:09

      What, like how that monstrosity of a building (the rooms) improved the skyline? It looks like a giant house, so out of place. Or how writing in all caps ruined the view of this comment thread?

  • Jack
    March 01, 2012 - 09:56

    The City of St. John's should allow wind turbines in their cities, but not in high density areas. In other words, have them placed in the outer city or city limit areas. If you visit Halifax, you'll notice the city's outskirts or suburban areas have wind turbines and there are no problems. However, in parts of Halifax, such as the Halifax Peninsula, Wind Turbines are prohibited for safety reasons.

  • PEANUTS
    March 01, 2012 - 08:47

    I say go for it.. but keep it out of earshot or you'll "never hear the end of it" if you know what I mean. This could make or break mainstream wind energy in this province so tread carefully!

  • joan
    March 01, 2012 - 08:25

    I agree its about time, with all the wind that we here in Newfoundland get I am so happy to hear that someone finally thinks we should put it to some good use. It seems to work in other countries, why not here?

  • JW
    March 01, 2012 - 07:48

    About time. All the money to be allocated to the Muskrat falls project should be used to help people erect wind turbines on their own properties instead. They come in all sizes and wattage, not just 300 feet high.

  • Ken Harvey
    March 01, 2012 - 06:47

    Keep them out of the city. They are a blight. They are an eye sore, they are unreliable, expensive and make a lot of noise. They don't work in High wind, or low wind, it has to be just right. So I would be very leery if I was investing in one of these. Check with other cities that have them, ask the people who bought them if they work, and provide that kind of savings

    • cynic
      March 01, 2012 - 07:52

      In the 1930s, many people in outports had windchargers. The technolopgy in those days was pretty basic, but people ere able to generate enough power to run their radios and perhaps a lightbulb or two. And that was 80 years ago. We seem to have forgotten that, like we have forgotten much of what life actually was like here before Joey convinced us that Confederation delivered us from theDark Ages. Now, wind generators are a "blight", an "eyesore", and not economically feasible. Really? Perhaps for commercial putrposes, that might be true. But the windchargers of 80 years ago have gone high tech now, and there are many models intended for private domestic use. Perhaps instead of building even small scale commercial ones, we should be looking at individual homeowners being able to set windchargers on their own property and generate their own electricity, just like their grandparents did before people convinced them that kind of thing was somehow "primitive".