A U.K Supreme Court Ruling finds fundamental design code failure of offshore wind as proposed for the Atlantic and Pacific Coastlines
Source: Maritime Executive 11/11/17
RE: U.K Supreme Court-
'Landmark Case Changes Offshore Wind Legal Landscape'
"fundamental failure in the industry standard design code"
SUPREME COURT United Kingdom August 3, 2017 Summary-Offshore wind turbines, industry-wide, have serious… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on November 13, 2017 at 10:12am —
CAPE WIND THE UNDEAD
As legal pleadings and rulings go, Cape Wind is the poster-project for litigation. Cape Wind now appears shunned by many green pols who may fear its demise could affect their future earrings in the green private sector. But, Cape Wind limps forward even if without the blessing of MA Governor Baker.
There's Cape Wind Federal Register activity again-
"In response Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Cape Wind Energy… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on October 11, 2017 at 2:56pm —
February 19, 2014
Secretary Mark Marini
Department of Public Utilities
One South Station
Boston, MA 02110
RE: DPU order #13-165 Best Practices for siting wind energy projects in MA
Dear Secretary Marini:
With respect to my oral comments offered in person to DPU Commissioner and Attorney Robert Shea, at the Gardner, MA DPU Public Hearing, regarding wind turbine siting practices and the Governor Deval Patrick Administration’s desire to… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2017 at 10:43am —
An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.
My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.
Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.
This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on August 11, 2017 at 12:09pm —
Think Wind-Generated Power Is Saving People Money? Check Out America’s First Offshore Wind Farm
By Stephen Beale | August 6, 2017, 13:55 EDT
America’s experiment… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on August 7, 2017 at 4:25pm —
My new favorite reporter...
Sunedison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ) Becomes Fireball for Shareholders
By Gene Daniel -
July 27, 2017
SunEdison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ), as many expected, will now be a shell of itself and shareholders will be holding the bag. The judge overruled any objections to the exit financing despite letters from numerous shareholders of foul play.
For those new to the story, when the Obama Administration came into office, members of the… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on July 28, 2017 at 9:20am —
The Cape Wind Autopsy
The 2001 proposed “World’s Largest”, “America’s First”, offshore wind project, Cape Wind, challenged state and federal governments to evaluate project impacts while formulating a plan for alternative offshore development. Public safety issues had not yet been addressed through Zoning that would eliminate ocean areas from… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on May 16, 2017 at 12:13am —
Set off by Massachusetts' Senator Markey and Senator Warren's introduction of legislation, (read TAX AND RATE INCREASE), to promote offshore wind, I set out to review and Blog information about America's First Offshore Wind project consisting of 5 offshore wind turbines, DeepWater Wind. …
Added by Barbara Durkin on May 15, 2017 at 7:30pm —
Lessons of ENRON IGNORED spawn Billion Dollar Green Bankruptcies
It was nice to read a piece in the Boston Globe yesterday regarding FloWind because this publication rarely shines their light on green energy failures. FloWind has filed for bankruptcy protection following a slew of green company failures as the result of the policies of the former MA Governor Deval Patrick Administration; I believe that MA is the U.S. leader in green company failures. Off the top of my head these… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on May 6, 2017 at 4:30pm —
From Seeking Alpha...First Wind is in the cross-hair of Congressional Investigators. Buzz words, "ENRON", "Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002", "Federal Stimulus"
'SunEdison Shareholder Uncovers Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Money Hidden In Bankruptcy'
Feb. 2, 2017 7:13 PM ET
Added by Barbara Durkin on February 3, 2017 at 9:58am —
As a Massachusetts resident I feel sorry for our Northern neighbors burdened by our policies.
It's pretty bad when 60 Minutes finds interest in the renewables sector here.
Massachusetts' American Superconductor AMSC became the subject of CBS 60 minutes “The Great Brain Robbery” regarding the theft by China’s Sinovel of AMSC wind turbine technology. This is an International industrial espionage thriller yet to be written. … Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on January 27, 2017 at 2:30pm —
I'm probably too annoyed to write about the most recent of MA Public Officials writing green rules that ultimately benefit them. But, this swamp drained will benefit New Englanders and silence is the voice of complicity.
There were zero comments on this Boston Globe 1/18/17 piece I read this AM which demonstrates very troubling public apathy.
'A State House go-to guy on energy issues finds a new place in the sun'
Added by Barbara Durkin on January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm —
In case you missed this case against First Wind...that failed to negotiate in good faith and breached their contractual obligation.
EMEC Wins Verdict
EASTERN MAINE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WINS $13.6 MILLION JURY…
Added by Barbara Durkin on January 18, 2017 at 6:01pm —
Evergreen International Boeing tail “471”owned by Wilmington Trust, photo Barbara Durkin 2/13
I landed on the tarmac at Pease Airforce Base in Portsmith, N.H. during February of 2013. Three Evergreen International Boeing cargo planes were there. Evergreen is a familiar name,… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on September 15, 2016 at 1:30pm —
1 million Acres of Ocean Area have been gifted to Enron by the Department of Energy. This Ocean Area is Public Trust that the feds were supposed to have held In Trust for US.
This is why we need to get rid of the U.S. Department of Energy. It's spin central creating the illusion of success where there is failure funded by U.S. citizens.
Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell…
Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 1:42pm —
It's vindicating for anti-wind activists like me to read criticisms of the wind industry by representatives of the the wind industry.
Illinois- Renewable company claims 63 wind turbines, "are operating at a deficit", "are not efficient" and seeks to uproot them after only 13 yrs in operation according to management at Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy that has applied for a Special Use Permit from Lee County Zoning… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 10:30am —
Reporter Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe offers laughable Talking Points in his July 6, 2016 published:
'CAPE WIND SEES A PATH FORWARD AFTER RULING'
A US Appeals Court panel in Washington ruled on Tuesday that Cape Wind Associates still has more work to do before it can move forward with its proposed 130 wind turbine project for Nantucket Sound. The developer hailed the court’s decision on a lawsuit filed by opponents as a positive one,… Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on July 6, 2016 at 1:01pm —
Showtimes, Save the Date!…
Added by Barbara Durkin on April 20, 2016 at 11:52am —
'The Real Reason David Einhorn Is Selling SunEdison'
Apr. 19, 2016 8:21 AM ET
Added by Barbara Durkin on April 19, 2016 at 3:10pm —
'Hawaii Wind Farm, Failing, for Sale'
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland research…
Added by Barbara Durkin on April 19, 2016 at 1:30pm —