I read with interest the Press Herald letter Tuesday by fellow Yarmouth residents Al and Lois Howlett, expressing their support for wind energy.

They state that they love the wild outdoors of Maine, as do I. But do tall, noisy, spinning propellers on the hills and ridges of Maine enhance its beauty?

Renewable energy is a worthwhile goal, but why not harness the tides, which occur with much more predictability than the wind and don’t detract from Maine’s unique environment?

Despoiling Maine’s landscape so that southern New England can enjoy lower energy rates does not sound like a good deal to me.

Charles L. Sawyer