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Thread: Wind Turbines (Wind Mills) according to Rona of the Daily News

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    Wind Turbines (Wind Mills) according to Rona of the Daily News

    http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/aru...mber-8th-2014/
    Per Rona......looks like it is a "GO"

    Not my country so I am not entitled to an opinion.

    But, if it were my country I would not want them spoiling my view of the Alto Vista Chapel and the magnificent rough side.
    Ya i am one of those..."not in my backyard" kinda people.

    It is unfortunate indeed that a different location could not have been chosen.

    ex:........the dump area or near the web plant or near refinery
    ?????

    But, not my country not my concern

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    Geez, I agree we do not officially belong to Aruba, but I feel like I belong....and feel bad that the gov't would erect wind turbines along the rough side and close to the Chapel....that is our favorite ride through every visit....guess we will just have to go around the tall white monsters !!!!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    I'm sorry Andrea but I totally disagree with you. We may not be citizens of Aruba, but I certainly think we are entitled to our own opinions. I also do not agree with the placement and think there may have been better locations to consider. It may not be my country, but I feel a right to be concerned. I care for Aruba and the citizens as if I lived here. Maybe the government should consider the opinions of those of us that provide so much to the economy, but then again we are outsiders.

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    I'd rather see wind turbines than a nuclear power plant.

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    re: a nuclear powerplant................. hahaha can u imagine one in aruba? yikes !

    i hope that whatever happens with the turbines works out well for all.
    i hope that the residents become used to the idea and do not feel that they were duped.
    i hope those turbines produce much electricity so that the arubans see a savings on their electricity bills.
    and i hope that the view from the chapel looking north still remains breathtaking.

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    I'd rather see wind turbines than a nuclear power plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i hope those turbines produce much electricity so that the arubans see a savings on their electricity bills.
    and i hope that the view from the chapel looking north still remains breathtaking.
    Have the wind turbines at Vader Piet reduced electric bills on the island?

    Have water bills gone down with increased savings on power costs??

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    We have spoken with several "younger" folks that live on the island, like waiters and bartenders, and they say they haven't noticed any of the bills, water, power, etc.going down regardless of what the companies/utilities say they are doing. It makes you wonder what exactly is going on

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    if the residents could see those savings on their monthly bills, then i would wager many of them would be pro the "urimana" wind farm.
    the savings need to be spread around to the consumers!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    We have spoken with several "younger" folks that live on the island, like waiters and bartenders, and they say they haven't noticed any of the bills, water, power, etc.going down regardless of what the companies/utilities say they are doing. It makes you wonder what exactly is going on

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    Sounds like perhaps the residents are paying for Aruba's green "policy" without receiving any benefits?

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