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We're paying for lack of wind energy

• Sep 17, 2018 at 6:11 PM

NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Tim Adam of Wakeman:

A long "Visiting Viewpoint" piece in Thursday's Reflector seems to throw everything and the kitchen sink against wind energy before it ends with a plea to block proposed wind turbines "not only for yourself but for the next generation that will pay for Ohio’s mistake."

But the piece does not mention the climate crisis, for which wind energy is part of the solution. To tamp down global warming, we must work post-haste to ramp down fossil fuel use and build up clean energy, such as wind.

The climate crisis recently visited Huron County in the form of an unusual heat wave, which closed several local schools. On Sept. 7, the Reflector reported that so far this year Norwalk had seen 26 days with temperatures in the 90s.

So there's one instance where the next generation has already begun to pay — not for wind energy, but for the lack of it.

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