Who Am I?

Aside from the metaphysical aspects to that question, some number of visitors to this site have asked what group put this site together, if I was part of the government, or if I’m funded by somebody evil (oil, coal, nuclear, I wish). I’m genuinely flattered by these questions.

There’s just me, one Wayne Gulden. I live most of the year in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which is likely to never have a turbine – the winds just aren’t strong enough unless the subsidies get even higher than they already are. I have a cottage on Amherst Island, which is how I became interested in the topic, as it is slated to have a project at some point in the future. I guess you could try to call me a nimby – but as I started doing the research and looking at empirical evidence I quickly discovered that wind energy’s benefits are non-existent while the downsides are substantial. So my fight is now larger than the Island. I’m really a NIABY – not in anyone’s back yard. In fact, more than that – no turbines anywhere until they can be shown to save on emissions.

What about my background? I don’t have a large number of letters after my name. I do have an MBA in finance (with honors, LOL), but never used it except to be the treasurer for various non-profits. Undergraduate was psychology (which I never used either) with a physics minor. So what qualifications do I have? The best one of all – I’m retired and have the time to actually read through the reports put out by all the parties to the arguments and then read through their references as far as I can to find what the bases of their arguments are. Plus I’ve worked most of my life in a field (large corporate and government computer networks) where rational thought, attention to detail and a fair amount of skepticism are important.

One thought on “Who Am I?”

  1. Thank you Mr.Gulden:

    If it were not for people like you our governments (both U.S. & Can.) will never listen to the people involved in their tunnel vision to make a legacy for themselves.
    We too are threatened with this blight in our area (Arthur,Belwood).With all the studies against turbines you would think their attention should be on the people affected.
    When you submit a negative report to them they dismiss it and call us NIMBY’S.
    Major newspapers do not cover this as they should and I’m sure there is a gag order not to print anything negative to the public (Urban areas).When there was a proposal to line Toronto’s Scarbouro Bluffs with turbines the urban up roar canceled the project,not so for rural areas but WE in rural Ontario are the NIMBY’S,go figure.

    Thank you once again for your insight.

    Peter Morel

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