December 07, 2016
City Spends $100k On Wind Power, Left With A Lot Of Hot Air
Not all environmental projects are created equal. City planners and council members in Port Angeles, Washington are now regretting the three windmill-like turbines that stand motionless on the city’s waterfront. The $107,516 turbines were erected over two months ago but have not done much because the city is involved in an inspection-related dispute with the manufacturer. If and when the turbines are activated to generate electricity, they will only produce $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings. The return on investment is over 50 years. They’re pretty much useless. Attempting to stay positive, Councilwoman Sissi Bruch said that the turbines do more than generate electricity, but actually “educate folks about wind power.” Something tells us the turbines aren’t giving the right impression.
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