All Blog Posts Tagged 'wind' (90)


Hawaii Just Ended Net Metering for Solar. Now What?

October 19, 2015

Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 20, 2015 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Incidental take...the ever changing legal perspective on bird kill as it affects wind turbines.

Very briefly, environmentalists, primarily bird conservation groups have expanded the 1918 migratory bird law which makes it illegal to "pursue, hunt, take, capture [or] kill" any of more than 1,000 covered bird species, but courts have disagreed over whether such actions need to be intentional.

They have argued that oil spills, fracking and numerous other harmful impacts on bird populations must be punished, regardless of the original intent to halt…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 5, 2015 at 11:32am — 9 Comments

Negative Impact of Wind Farm deforestation on reducing CO2 and increasing pollution.

The Impact of Wind Farm Deforestation on Air Quality and CO2 removal

April 30th, 2013


The premise upon which the ‘fast track’ permitting and subsidizing Wind farms was based was the role they played in replacing electricity generated from CO2 emitting power plants with renewable energy from ‘clean’…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 23, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

To the moon, Alice! Atty. Chris Senie well represents wind turbine victims to Falmouth, MA Zoning Board

Atty Chris Senie delivered for wind turbine victims in Falmouth, MA, and elsewhere by precedent this week.  Senie's, "masterful, encyclopedic (yet succinct) presentation", to the town ZBA on behalf of injured citizens is a must read:

Added by Barbara Durkin on September 19, 2015 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

LePage did the right thing on Off Shore wind and the wind industry acknowledges it.



Analysis: Outlook shifting for offshore wind farms


Clean-energy advocates and many business leaders were dismayed last year when the federal Department of Energy passed over Maine for a $47 million grant to help build an experimental floating wind farm. Instead, competitors in New Jersey, Virginia and Oregon won the awards, dashing dreams…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 7, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story' by Christine Morabito

Rarely does a journalist search out the facts about wind projects that deliver adverse impacts but no benefits.  It would be great if there were more like Christine Morabito, brave enough to report the facts. Crony environmentalism behind Big Wind delivers benefits to carpet baggers and rent seekers feeding from the public trough.  It's vindicating to read the truth about wind ME media is loathe to report. 

'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the…


Added by Barbara Durkin on August 20, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

So there really is a problem with BATS & WIND TURBINES....

Keeping Wind Farms from Going Batty


Wind farms continue to…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on August 8, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

The Valley Patriot


Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015

As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest…


Added by Barbara Durkin on June 15, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Toxic wind, rare earth minerals, carcinogens, radioactive waste, extortion, weapons trafficking, murder and executions

To the friendly readers at Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power-Maine:

As an anti-wind campaigner since 2004, I was initially solely concerned about damaged aesthetics associated with offshore proposed Cape Wind, now struggling for survival :)  For the past decade, I have been researching wind energy as a private citizen, and I'm encouraged that finally the truth about this ENRON business model is surfacing.  I extend credit and thanks to all who have looked behind the…


Added by Barbara Durkin on February 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Style Wind Turbines

New style wind turbines were "successfully transported and deployed into the air at Loring Commerce Center in Limestone, Maine, from a towable docking trailer." They don't sit on towers, they go to higher elevations than a tower can reach, and might be something to point at for lawmakers "Why make the laws just for the antiquated lollipop style?"  .... …


Added by Ellin Beltz on March 29, 2014 at 11:37pm — No Comments

UPC First Wind Predators on the Prowl


As related in ‘Lloyds of London calls First Wind Management Incompetent’, First…


Added by Barbara Durkin on January 12, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

UK Braces For Big Storm

The BBC reports that one turbine is down so far and the bulk of the storm hasn't hit yet.


Read all about it...

Added by Ellin Beltz on October 27, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

A totally new type of windfarm

The Japanese are building Floating Wind Farms to put in deeper waters....

"What sets the project apart from other offshore wind farms around the world, consortium officials say, is that its turbines, and even the substation and electrical transformer equipment, float on giant platforms anchored to the seabed. That technology greatly expands potential locations for offshore wind farms, which have been fixed into the seabed, limiting their location to shallow…


Added by Ellin Beltz on October 25, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

PETITION: NO WIND TURBINE in Mass Audubon Society's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Dear Friends,

We know that it is odd to have to petition the leadership of a Wildlife Sanctuary not to erect a bat and bird killing wind turbine, but these are indeed strange times. 

Please sign the online petition even if you have previously signed another petition opposing Mass Audubon Society's (MAS) proposed wind turbine proposal for Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (WBWS).

It will take you only a minute or two and will really help.



Added by Barry @ SaveOurSeaShore on October 22, 2013 at 12:43pm — 5 Comments

The Great Wind Energy Bait and Switch

The Great Wind Energy Bait and Switch is a scenario that should have been avoided. 

Ratepayers have been assured by the industry that wind energy is a reliable energy

source that would reduce electricity costs, and these promises were parroted by our

policy makers. Only after spending billions of public dollars on wind, we are being

informed by the beneficiaries of our largess,…

Added by Barbara Durkin on August 4, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

"It's over" for the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s government has voted to end support for renewable power generation in a bid to reduce rising consumer electricity bills.

The law proposes to stop subsidies for new projects and goes in to effect from 2014. Read the rest at Bloomberg...

Meanwhile, check out this neat graphic from Germany...…


Added by Ellin Beltz on July 30, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

J.P. Morgan alleged energy market manipulation and J.P. Morgan Team First Wind

This breaking BIG WIND news pertains to J.P. Morgan and Team First Wind

News item 1> 

Team J.P. Morgan First Wind with logo below;

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Added by Barbara Durkin on July 18, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments


Most of you have never fully appreciated the value of forests in cleansing the  atmosphere of CO2, removing other pollutants, returning oxygen to the atmosphere and providing a full range of environmental benefits.

In an urban forest where tree cover is 22.1% there was an estimated 283,000 trees. 60% were less than 6" in diameter. These are far smaller that in a rural forest with it's large biomass.

>>> pollution removal was 40 metric tons/ year or $430…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 16, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

UK sees real cost of onshore wind

read it all

Telegraph, UK:

"And here’s the final rub. Once allowance is made for the inefficient use of back-up generating capacity, wind power turns out to be an expensive and inefficient way of reducing CO2 emissions when compared with the option of investing in efficient and flexible gas combined-cycle plants or indeed…


Added by Ellin Beltz on October 3, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments

What Every Maine Ratepayer Needs to Know


There's a problem with wind power in Maine

Inadequate transmission lines mean some power has to be kept off the grid. And ratepayers will likely bear the cost of future upgrades.

By Tux Turkel

Staff Writer

Read the article here: …


Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

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Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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