Northeast Pa has about a dozen of these things on what we laughingly call a mountain here. You can see them as you drive down the Cross Valley Expressway. Few of them are ever moving.

I just finished a fiction book by C.J. Box called “Cold Wind” that revolved (no pun intended..maybe) around windmills. It put forth the proposition that with government subsidies it doesn’t matter if these giants ever produce a watt – the profit is in the building of them. It was a work of fiction.

But…looking at the ones I can see when I head donwtown, the ones that rarely move, I wonder.

The other reason for the picture is to show the immense scale of these things. Check out the size of the pickup truck in the photo. Compare it to the size of the generator.

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About James Rising

A recovering radio addict wrestles with the written word.
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