Why not end the week on a comedic note?
Maine Governor Paul LePage brings us the latest news.
The University of Maine, Presque Isle — anybody here been up there to see that damn windmill in the back yard? Guess what, if it’s not blowing wind outside and they have somebody visiting the campus, they have a little electric motor that turns the blades. I’m serious. They have an electric motor so they can show people that wind power works. Unbelievable. And that’s the government that you have here in the state of Maine.
It’s unbelievable because it isn’t true! The University of Maine at Preque Isle reportedly saved $100,000 after the installation of the wind turbine which, according to LePage, has a secret electric motor inside of it.
Wind turbines do have motors that generate electricity, but wind is what powers it. That’s the whole point.