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8/12/2019

Stop These Things reports:

If 175 turbines at Chevelon Butte were to be built on what I counted as 48 square miles of land, Arizona would have to build at least 35 more farms across various locations like Chevelon Butte to equal one nuclear power plant. That's 1,680 square miles in total. I think a nuclear plant can be contained within one square mile. Think about that for a while. One square mile for an efficient reliable energy source so we can watch movies at home, recharge our lawnmowers, cell phones, laundry and other appliances like refrigerators that are life savers, instead of losing 1,680 square miles.

Imagine 35 more Chevelon Butte wind farms spreading out over the entire state, some near Sedona, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, all over the entire state. This exemplifies the inefficiency in regards to land use at minimum but besides that, wind is chaotic and cannot be relied on like nuclear can.

I can't see how we can justify such destruction of viewscapes for many miles that besides horizontally the vertical viewscapes are affected as especially at night we would see flashing red inescapable lights all night long.

It seems to me that with all the maintenance the turbines would need they would remain inefficient compared to nuclear.

And all that land wasted and views destroyed to "go green" when it's not even green as the wind farms all depend on oil and fossil fuels. Imagine how many homes could be built instead to help humanity. How many homes can fit on one square mile? How many on 1,680 square miles?

 

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