The People have the President whose hatred of windmills isn’t any much less epic. He thinks they’re cancer-causing chook killers that drive down property values, and he fought towards placing them nearby of his golf course.
“Hillary needed to place up wind,” mentioned President Donald Trump at a fundraiser for Republicans in Washington Tuesday, kicking off an prolonged riff concerning the evils of windmills — wind generators, extra precisely — and the inadequacy of wind vitality. It is value in full because it’s clearly changing into a part of his stump speech and feeds into his bigger mistrust of renewable vitality and his mocking of local weather change.
Trump: “In case you have a windmill wherever close to your own home, congratulations, your own home simply went down 75% in worth.”
Trump fought for a decade towards the Scottish authorities’s effort to put in a renewable vitality wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen, which may very well be seen from his eponymous golf course there. He referred to as them a “horrible thought” and “ugly” in courtroom paperwork.
Trump: “They usually say the noise causes most cancers. You informed me that one, OK.” (Then he made circles along with his arms and a noise along with his mouth.) ” the factor makes so…”
Trump: “… and naturally it is like a grave yard for birds. In the event you love birds, you’d by no means need to stroll below a windmill as a result of it is a very unhappy, unhappy sight. It is like a cemetery. We put a bit of statue for the poor birds. It is true. in California when you shoot a bald eagle they put you in jail for 5 years. And but the windmills they wipe all of them out. It is true. They wipe them out. It is horrible.”
Trump: “I informed the story about, at CPAC, the lady, she desires to look at tv and he or she says to her husband, ‘Is the wind blowing? I might love to look at a present tonight, darling. The wind hasn’t blown for 3 days. I can not watch tv, darling. Darling, please, inform the wind to blow.'”
Trump: “No, wind’s not so good and you haven’t any thought how costly it’s to make these issues. They’re all made in China and Germany, by the best way, simply in case you, we do not make them right here, primarily.”
Based on the Vitality Info Company, US wind turbine manufacturing is dominated by three corporations: Basic Electrical, Siemens and Vestas.