More Sad Photos of the Oakfield Wind Debacle

Our local Oakfield Wind opponent has supplied more photos of the all too common views of a wind power site being erected.

Turbine N12 going up.  At 489 ft from base to apex of blade, it towers above the surrounding forest and is less than a mile from homes, where residents will surely be affected by turbine audible noise and infrasound

A close up of the crane servicing the huge hub & nacelle of the Vestas wind generator.  Construction workers proudly fly the flag, whether the top of a crane or the top of a city skyscraper.  Unfortunately, the wind developers envelope their scam in our national symbol, while fleecing the American taxpayer for their subsidies.

Each turbine blade is 179 ft long!  150 of them trucked in on a special truck at great expense and great contribution of carbon and other pollutants.  The wind thieves never want to discuss the actual carbon footprint of their sprawling, destructive wind sites.

Views: 280

Comment

You need to be a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine to add comments!

Join Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine

Comment by Kathy Sherman on July 21, 2015 at 10:42am
Thanks Eric!
Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 21, 2015 at 10:03am

This Life Cycle Analysis chart is composed from several sources though I have not yet finished a comparison with other energy sources, you may find some information as to how it compares to coal below this section at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fiZaQ-YfEKV8a2wbfZtCcDto1pM... Columns AP through AV. Given the Air Quality Standards of China where most of the components are currently made the CO² output could be as much as 3 to 10 times that of the United States. As you can see in the chart I posted, far exceeding the World Health Organizations guideline. If these are being produced in an inefficient production manner then they are far worse than our coal fired electrical facilities, by 1.5 to 5 times. Added to that there are non-green non-recycle materials to deal with.  

Comment by Kathy Sherman on July 21, 2015 at 9:30am
And this Oakfield project will add how much to the New England grid at a time like right now when the over 800 MW of installed capacity is spitting out just 43 MW. Total 'renewable' is 1074 MW of 17900 MW demand (peak today expected to be slightly above 22000 MW). Coal and oil are fired up and delivering 5% of the generation this morning.

So 43 MW for what has been the 'investment' so far to construct those 800 some MW??

It is also pretty messed up that the bulk of generation under 'renewable' is combustion of wood and trash, and that hydro (6% of generation this A.M.) is not counted as 'renewable' in New England.

Has there been an updated life cycle cost analysis done for 120 meter rotors, the taller towers, transport from Asia, offloading at ports that aren't equipped, site 'preparation' on northern New England ridgetops (as opposed to flat Texas range, already disturbed ag land of Great Plains), the resource costs of transmission needed (copper refining is huge energy consumer), the SCADA op centers, and of course, the deconstruction that will be required just 25 years later (optimistic estimate of wind industry)???
Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 17, 2015 at 12:46pm

just over 411,000 tons of CO² per turbine tower, plus that for generators, transportation, site construction, concrete, rebar, and the many other aspects of their creation (U.S. standards) Given China's air quality standards that could be from 5 to 10 times more for their production of these towers. or 2.055 million tons to 4.11 million tons of CO². And their Saving the planet how? 

 Article LINK 

Comment by Penny Gray on July 17, 2015 at 7:27am

Could someone photoshop the turbines in the color black?   This would be a better visual of what they actually represent.  The blades should be edged in red.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From 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?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From 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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2019   Created by Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service