Back in 1992, before Bill Clinton’s slimy administration came along, a Danish consortium (consisting primarily of Vestas-Danish Wind Technology proposed an offshore wind turbine project consisting of 20-30 turbines in the breakwater at the Cabrillo Beach fishing pier in San Pedro CA .
The only selling point for the project was that promoters were falsely claiming this project would save 70,000 barrels of oil and eliminate 10,000 pounds of air pollutants.
The California Coastal Commission did not buy into this propaganda. They were more concerned with the impact of the windmills would have on the brown pelicans that roosted near the site. In their statement they refused to issue a permit because………….. “Windmills in other parts of the state have taken heavy toll of local raptors and other large birds.”
This would have been North America’s first offshore wind project.
That was 24 years ago and this version of America no longer exists because Clinton style politics rule the land. Birds, destined to be slaughtered, no matter how rare or how many, will not stop these fraudulent boondoggle projects. Then after they are built, the wind industry and Interior Department lie about this terrible impact to species. Developers are also rewarded with tax credits from exaggerated reports of the energy created from these turbines,
From what I have seen in my research of the wind industry , the industry avoids scientific studies and conducts fake studies as a cover for their fraudulent activity.
What has taken place is a great travesty because this ridiculous “garden path” turbine industry is not capable of solving any of our environmental problems, let alone telling anyone the truth. But if you ask the Clinton’s, they will say their support of this industry is saving the world and preserving the future.