Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Property and wind turbines: A missing point in the discussion
Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’
Navy: Interference From Wind Farms Dangerous to Military Aircraft
Study: A New Methodology for Investigating Turbine Infrasound Complaints
Wind turbines damage human health says Portuguese scientist
Wind and Solar Energy Are Dead…Continue
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PPH View: Regional climate initiative is victim of its own success
If regulators don't lower the carbon cap, Maine will miss out on the benefits of efficiency projects.
July 18, 2017 by Robert Bryce
The backlash is so fierce that Big Wind has begun suing small towns to force them to accept wind projects. ......The rural resistance to the land-devouring, subsidy-fueled sprawl of Big Wind doesn’t fit the narrative – endlessly repeated by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace and their myriad allies in the liberal media — that wind energy is “green.” Nevertheless, the numbers tell the tale. Since 2015, about 170 government…Continue
Tesla markets a wall-hung, 14 kWh Powerwall 2.0 battery unit, with lithium-ion cells made by Panasonic. The unit is designed for daily charging and discharging.
The turnkey cost = $6,200, factory FOB + S & H + Contractor markup of about 10 percent + Misc. hardware + Installation by 2 electricians, say 16 hours @ $60/h = $8,200, or $586/kWh of battery capacity. This is a Tesla estimate, which likely would be higher, depending on customer site…Continue
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Maine needs to wake up and do the same for both lake and ocean shores and all of the interior views which are the foundation for our tremendously vital tourism industry. If the so called representatives, so called environmental groups and media were not on the take, wind power in Maine would not have a chance.
The amendment restricts the use of federal funds to conduct a site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 21, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments
The State of Washington is wasting more of the taxpayers money. In an effort to make a shoreside park more inviting to tourists, they chose the most RIDICULOUS draw they could. They installed three giant wind turbines that produce no power to speak of at great expense. Wait till they go to tear them down in a few years. LOL…Continue
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For the past several years I have been proposing a very skeptical view of "Climate Science" as espoused by the IPCC, the Obama Administration, The EPA, The Democrats, the AEI, NOAA, NASA, and an alphabet list of agencies that have taken up the cloak. NOTICE: All those in this list are GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED agencies, all with an agenda. Even the leaders at the IPCC have said point blank that the whole…Continue
Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence
July 21, 2017 4:00 AM @AUSTINYACK
Aware that fracking could devastate the Russian economy, the Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe.
In 2014, after multiple European countries banned fracking following protests, NATO secretary general Fogh Anders Rasmussen warned that “Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation…Continue
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The wind farm the Arena bastion of Isola di Capo Rizzuto in the province of Crotone and two other companies were impounded from Pasquale Arena on the orders of anti-mafia prosecutors in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro, finance police said.
The assets were initially seized in March from Arena and permanently confiscated on Monday after further investigations indicated they were mafia controlled, according to police.…Continue
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Few may be aware of the aggressive role the State played in pushing the project on unsuspecting citizens, and the enormous cost of taking it down.
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A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant turbines, electricity pylons and super-quarries. ...The poll has rekindled calls for Scottish ministers to increase protection for wild and scenic areas that, it is argued, will protect rural tourism businesses.…Continue
While this article does not exactly relate to our plight with industrial wind in Maine, I think it is indicative of the direction this administration is taking with regards to energy. The health bill got a "Cornhusker Bailout or Kickback" when it was passed, but they have been getting BILLIONS of dollars to produce corn for making ethanol to put into gasoline. In fact it is estimated that between the time it…Continue