Moratorium fails for wind, other projects in NH House
Rep. Robert Backus, D-Manchester, said that while wind power “isn’t perfect” and its reliability is intermittent, “it does make a contribution” in reducing pollutions.
As a result of that tight deadline, Backus said, the moratorium would not have “much practical impact.”
Harold Reilly, arguing in favor of a moratorium, said wind turbines are “spoiling our landscapes” and hurting the values of nearby properties.
“All too often these turbines sit high on our ridge lines doing nothing except waiting for usable wind,” he said, noting in New Hampshire there is “usable wind” only 30 percent of the time.
He cited “the capriciousness of wind” and said that as a result, it is difficult to integrate wind power into the grid.
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