On 7/27/2014 5:06 PM, Jason wrote: > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom McDonald <email@example.com> wrote: > >> On 7/27/2014 4:15 PM, Jason wrote: >>> In article <c3kpe1FdecuU2@mid.individual.net>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >>> >>>> Jason@nospam.com (Jason) wrote: >>>> >>>>> So that everyone in this newsgroup knows if you have any compassion for >>>>> those employees working in 400 coal powered plants that will lose their >>>>> jobs. >>>> >>>> It takes MORE employees to make wind turbines than to mine coal. This >>>> labour cost is one of the problems with renewable energy. >>> >>> Those wind turbine workers probably have college degrees such as >>> electrical engineering. >>> >>> >> Are all coal mine workers college educated engineers? If not, then why >> would you think those who work in turbine factories and in turbine >> instillation have to have college degrees? > > I don't know how much you know about wind turbines. I only know about that > subject since I saw a television program about a group of experts that > were installing huge wind turbins next to the ocean. The job was labor > intensive. All of the workers were very young and in excellent health. > They had to be able to deal with any sorts of electrical or engineering > problems that the encoutered. > > Could a coal worker that was 50 to 60 years old that had black lung > disease perform that sort of work? I doubt it. > > If they had some 20-30 year old coal workers that had excellent health and > engineering degrees do that type of work? The answer is YES. > > Factories making wind turbines don't demand such physical abilities. Neither do support services for turbine installers, such as drivers, machine operators, office staff, etc.