When Windmills Don’t Spin, People Expect Some Answers
Turbines, more than 100 feet tall, were installed last year in 11 Minnesota cities to provide power, and also to serve as educational symbols in a state that has mandated that a quarter of its electricity come from renewable resources by 2025.
One problem, though: The windmills, supposed to go online this winter, mostly just sat still, people in cities like North St. Paul and Chaska said, rarely if ever budging. Residents took note. Schoolchildren asked questions. Complaints accumulated.
Well, the first thing I'd do if my windmill stopped spinning....is to check and make sure it was plugged in properly!
Hey, as least this article had to stones (or oversight!) to call them what they were *symbols* - even if the modifier ought to be changed from educational to *pagan*.
And I must say, I was surprised to see this article in the NYT. In the *old days*, they'd never slip up like this!
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