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…Continue
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’…
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:
from the MAINE OCEAN AND WIND INITIATIVE:
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
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.
Added by Barbara Durkin on August 20, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments
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The Valley Patriot
By Christine Morabito – June 2015
As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest…Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on June 15, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on February 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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?" .... …Continue
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UPC FIRST WIND PREDATORS ON THE PROWL
As related in ‘Lloyds of London calls First Wind Management Incompetent’, First…Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on January 12, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
The BBC reports that one turbine is down so far and the bulk of the storm hasn't hit yet.
Added by Ellin Beltz on October 27, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ellin Beltz on October 25, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments
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.
PLEASE WIDELY DISTRIBUTE…Continue
The Great Wind Energy Bait and Switch is a scenario that should have been avoided.Continue
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
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...…Continue
Added by Ellin Beltz on July 30, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments
This breaking BIG WIND news pertains to J.P. Morgan and Team First Wind
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…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 16, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Ellin Beltz on October 3, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments
By Tux Turkel firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the article here: …Continue
After many months the UMPI website is declaring:
"Repairs are complete and the wind turbine is once again
spinning. In addition the data gathering system for the
turbine has been restored and the live wind data is currently