Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments ‘idiotic’

Winding Road Turbines. Courtesy of GE

Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments ‘idiotic’

Trump went on to say that "wind turbines" don't adequately provide wind energy, highlighting his doubts about climate change.

Donald Trump and a wind farm.

"I lost many friends in the Bowling Green Massacre and can't stand to count the amount I've lost to windmills", one person tweeted, mocking Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway's repeated made up tragedy, which is about as real as windmills causing cancer.

"It's an idiotic statement", Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday, echoing an earlier assessment by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday.

Speaking at a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee Tuesday, Trump also, "If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value".

"I'm told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues", GOP Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, whose state is a major producer of wind energy, told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.

"They say the noise causes cancer", Trump told the gathering - a theory not borne out by scientific research.

Donald Trump says windmills cause cancer along with other things.

This case has been wending its way through the legal system for years, I believe it started in 2011 and in 2015 was heard by the British Supreme Court, not wanting to get involved in Scottish problems, they punted the the problem to the Scottish Government.

Financial disclosure forms show, however, that while Trump's quixotic fight against the windmills will cost him millions in legal fees, his golf property increased its revenue in 2017.

"When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television darling, please".

Power generated by wind turbines generally is fed into a regional grid that receives energy from a variety of sources so that the lack of wind on a given day does not disrupt electricity.

Wind turbines dot the landscape at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay, in Aberdeen, Scotland, on September 7, 2018.

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