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Failed: Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and Cables

FAILED:  Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and Cables

If Cape Wind was constructed as 130 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines, it would have failed.  

Offshore wind blades, monopole foundations, and cables have failed featuring Cape Wind specifications, 

(130) Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines. 

The US has adopted the European monopole standard foundation design code (J101).  Borrowing from oil and gas industries technology, they failed to…


Added by Barbara Durkin on May 23, 2018 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

Massachusetts’ new wind bills supported by junk science

Massachusetts legislators are again pushing wind through bills that eliminate and erode obstacles, public and environmental laws that protect us, to gain unlimited development and profit potential for gov picked wind turbines.  There will be no public debate.  

The State leans on the Wind Noise Impact Study findings of 2012  This study was a review of literature by the state appointed body of experts and advocates of wind. The state refused to provide a seat on the noise panel to…


Added by Barbara Durkin on April 5, 2018 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Former MA “Green” Senator Brian Joyce Faces 20 Years in Prison

07.01.2009 | BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs an ethics bill at the Statehouse, in Boston as then-Attorney General Martha Coakley, and then-state Sen. Brian Joyce, D-Milton look on. The bill was designed to prevent a repeat of scandals involving lawmakers by…


Added by Barbara Durkin on January 8, 2018 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

EDP and Boston Consulting Group offices raided in corruption probe

I welcome readers’ take on this research about EDP at the intersection of Boston Consulting Group and Hillary Clinton. 

EDP head office raided in corruption probe

Created: 02 June 2017

Officers of the Judicial Police raided the Lisbon offices of EDP, REN and the Boston Consulting Group this morning as part of an investigation into active and passive corruption.

The Attorney General's Office explained that the investigation is being run by the Central…


Added by Barbara Durkin on January 8, 2018 at 11:19am — 8 Comments

Offshore Wind: U.K Supreme Court Finds Industry-Wide Design Code Failure

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"

Case history-

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 — 1 Comment

Cape Wind Lease Reaffirmed by Trump Administration


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 — 1 Comment

The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment

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 — 3 Comments

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

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 — 1 Comment

DeepWater Wind formed by First Wind gets SLAMMED as a "corporate welfare program"

Think Wind-Generated Power Is Saving People Money? Check Out America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

America’s experiment…


Added by Barbara Durkin on August 7, 2017 at 4:25pm — 4 Comments

Sunedison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ) Becomes Fireball for Shareholders (Must Read!)

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 — No Comments

The Cape Wind Autopsy

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…


Added by Barbara Durkin on May 16, 2017 at 12:13am — 4 Comments

MA Senators Markey and Warren file bill to accelerate your debt and the folly of offshore wind

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 — 1 Comment

Lessons of ENRON ignored spawn Billion Dollar Green LLC Bankruptcies

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…


Added by Barbara Durkin on May 6, 2017 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

'SunEdison Shareholder Uncovers Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Money Hidden In Bankruptcy'

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 — 2 Comments

Multi-Millions Gone With The Wind in Massachusetts That Installed Known Stolen Technology

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.

Jan. 2016

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. …


Added by Barbara Durkin on January 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Massachusetts' GREEN SWAMP needs to be DRAINED first, Mr. President

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 — No Comments

Jury returns with a whopping $13.6 million verdict against First Wind 11/18/16

In case you missed this case against First Wind...that failed to negotiate in good faith and breached their contractual obligation. 

EMEC Wins Verdict



Added by Barbara Durkin on January 18, 2017 at 6:01pm — 7 Comments

Meet Your Spooky Wind Developers and Cable Guys

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,…


Added by Barbara Durkin on September 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Loves Enron

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 — 1 Comment

Wind developer seeks Special Permit to uproot its fleet of 63 turbines

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…


Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

First Prize

NE Book Festival


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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