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    Windmill Construction Started Offshore

    The windmill construction project is now visible on the horizon from Ocean City. I am certainly all for reducing our reliance on fossil fuels but am a tad sad to see permanent structures now on the horizon.

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    We have them everywhere around where I live and they're actually quite fascinating and not intrusive at all. You'll barely notice them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06RL View Post
    We have them everywhere around where I live and they're actually quite fascinating and not intrusive at all. You'll barely notice them.
    Same here (in southcentral PA). They are on most of the mountain ridges. I actually find watching them spinning to be quite soothing. Certainly not an "obstruction" of my view.

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    I'm with DCTech on this one. I'm not at all a fan of permanent structures out there on the horizon. No real reason other than I like to watch for lights/movement on the horizon and put a scope on them to find something marginally interesting like a ship making it's way up or down stream. Spotting windmills on the horizon doesn't seem all that sporting.

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    The cost to put these windmills in the ocean is staggering. One would think it would've been more cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing, to build these on some of the untapped land in West OC or Berlin.

    Oh wait, this was an idea supported by Martin O'Malley. He doesn't know how to spell cost effective.

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    Wind power is political. They never produce enough to justify the enormous cost.
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    Thumbs up

    Oh my,just what I need,look out to the horizon and see a permanent man made structure.If I can barely notice....thats to much.....my 2 cents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllAnn View Post
    Same here (in southcentral PA). They are on most of the mountain ridges. I actually find watching them spinning to be quite soothing. Certainly not an "obstruction" of my view.
    Meyersdale, Somerset, even Duncansville! They're all around.
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    I have three in my town on the shores of Lake Erie.

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    It's one thing to have them on land.

    But, one of the best things about going to Ocean City, MD and looking out at the Atlantic is looking at the horizon, and seeing nothing water and sky (or maybe a passing boat).

    It's also a massive waste of money to erect these things in the ocean.

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