Wind Energy – A runaway failure for nearly 4 decades Part 2 of 3

Figuring out the true value of wind energy is really quite easy if the real numbers were not deliberately being hidden.  But all this has hidden, just like the thousands of eagle carcasses being found under wind turbines each year has been hidden.  Unfortunately, facts like these are hidden because people and corporations with terrible character want your money.                                                                                                                                                                                        For investors and energy providers, selling wind energy to the public is similar to a fast food restaurant selling orders of high profit French fries for $2 when the potato only cost them 10 cents.  Then this wonderful restaurant in order to create more profits, creates fraudulent research that allows them to advertise to the world that their fries are a top-rated superfood.    Wind energy is really no better than this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But selling French fries as a superfood won't fly because the public knows better.  This is not true with wind energy because the public  knows very little about their utility companies or energy producers.  So, when the wealthy “Green” profiteers plant media stories and declare wind energy as a gateway to a rosy future, it can sound pretty good.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The truth is that wind turbines provide very little usable energy for society and the reported wind energy figures being published by this industry are not true.   This entire scenario is basically  what has been taking place for decades with this industry’s fake mortality studies that have allowed millions of birds and thousands of eagles being killed annually to be hidden.  Verifiable accountability is not required.      

How much electrical energy being sold on paper written into a wind energy contract has very little to do with how much of this original energy is actually being consumed by end users.  An honest system would require accurate verifiable energy outputs from these projects. No different than with each end use customer that must pay for metered amounts of consumed electricity.  But accurate verifiable energy outputs from these projects and accurate verifiable reporting of eagle kills are not required of this industry. 

The main reason is that stakeholders and insiders have been making up rules with loopholes.

Then besides the unverifiable energy production being reported by wind projects, there are system losses created by the constant load fluctuations associated the intermittent production from wind projects.  Additional losses also occur when this energy must travel hundreds of miles through transmission lines, power stations and transformers. These losses are also not calculated and all together these losses are substantial.          

Yet with wind energy, this industry pretends that every possible kwh of wind energy is usable and no energy is lost on the way to end use consumers. On paper this convenient loophole makes these projects appear more productive to the public. This fantasy is much like a farmer thinking every head of lettuce laying in his field will end up purchased in a consumer’s refrigerator with no outgoing costs for the labor or fuel involved in the production.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

For that lucky lettuce farmer, it is like getting paid two or three times for every head of his “special green” lettuce, even though totals his are not verifiable and many will never reach the consumer.  This is why companies like Google, Amazon are piling on to the wind energy bandwagon. Selling this energy fantasy to America has been highly profitable.                                                                                                                                                 

But getting the real energy production numbers for wind turbines and getting the truth from energy providers will not happen. Getting these numbers, will be even harder to get than the total numbers of eagle carcasses being shipped to the Denver repository from America’s wind farms each year. This is because these numbers are protected by Washington, thanks to Bill Clinton’s amending this country’s Freedom of Information Act in 1997.                                                                                                                    

The reported energy amounts from these projects are like gold because of the production tax credits and carbon credits being given to this fraudulent industry.  These contrived green energy production numbers are being used to soak taxpayers. To me the obvious conclusion from all this is that this greed driven industry, silently slaughtering off our eagles, can’t help themselves and all credits must end.


                                                                                                                                                                                              

CA’s historical and future wind energy failure                                                                                                                            

These turbines have been installed in CA for decades. In Southern CA the historical mountainous range of the Condor was destroyed by this industry and now this endangered species is captive to a small region with permanent feeding stations away from turbines. The golden eagle population has been decimated, but rigged USGS 2015 research is hiding this fact and exaggerating their populations by more than ten times.

Huge sprawling areas of CA have been blighted or devoured by this industry and across this country millions of protected birds, with lives dependent on these open spaces are getting slaughtered annually.  So, what has been the net benefit from all this destruction?  Probably none except financially for a limited few.

After years of turbine construction on California’s remote ridge lines, wind turbines began producing a bit of wind energy for the grid in 1983.  That year CA produced about 53 Gigawatt Watt hours of wind energy. Over the years this production has grown to about 12,000 GWh in 2015. This is an annual production increase of around 11,950 GWH after a span of 33 years.                                                                                                         

If you happen to be a wind industry supporter, a turbine peddler, the California Energy commission, the AWEA or even one of the industry’s many fake wildlife biologists, you would be boasting that wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the US, having increased by an amazing 240 times.  While a tiny bit of this information is true it is also one of the biggest lies being fed to the public by all these entities.           

Here is this big corporate/government lie exposed. During this 33-year period, while wind energy has possibly (using their numbers) increased by 240 times, wind energy has been a huge loser in a perpetual battle with California’s annual electricity consumption.  In 1983, the wind industry produced just 53 GWh and CA’s total annual energy consumption was around 199,609 GWh.  Back then there was an electricity energy gap of 199,556 GWh between wind energy production and California’s electricity consumption.                                                                                                                                                                           

Now, 33 years later, the fantasy of wind energy fulfilling California’s electricity needs, has become even more impossible because this wind turbine gap (energy production vs. total consumption) has grown from 199,609 GWh to over 288,000 GWh per year.   Adding the electricity load losses and transmission losses, this state is now using well over 300,000 GWh of electricity per year.  For wind energy to have just kept pace with this state’s growing grid demands, since 1983, CA would have had to install more than 8 times (49,200 MW) more wind energy blight across their open spaces.  But this installment figure is likely worse because one would have to accept this industry’s reported wind energy production figures. 

                                                                               A statement from the California Energy Commission  (CEC)………..“Currently there is no public, western‐wide system that identifies deliveries of contracted generation sources and short‐term market purchases to specific locations in California. As a result, the California Energy Commission makes estimates and uses general assumptions to allocate the quantities of imported electricity to specific fuel types “.    

In other words, California’s energy imported figures are not accurate and the consumption of energy and transmission losses are most likely much higher.  How much energy is purchased by consumers is far different than the amount of electrical energy needed to keep all the transmission lines charged.  California is now importing more than 35% of their energy consumption and most this energy produced from gas, coal and nuclear electricity, is coming from 7 other states.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Here one more official CEC statement, “California is well on its way to meeting the 33 percent renewables by 2020 requirement.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         When the public is presented with statements like this from the California energy commission they need to remember, these are statements using incomplete, manipulated and bogus data.  Rigging numbers and buying fake amounts of renewable energy from other states, satisfies nothing except for investors.                                                                                                                                              

There should be no question in anyone’s mind that electrical consumption in CA is much higher than the Statewide figures given above. This is because there is also no accounting in the CEC energy figures for another very substantial energy consumption sector in CA,  the energy used by the Defense Department and these numbers within CA are substantial.

As for the wind energy being produced in Oregon and Washington, their wind energy production isn’t even being produced for their Renewable Portfolio Standards.  The reason is because these two states have been supplying over 60% of their electricity consumption with renewable hydroelectric power sources for decades.  Sadly in these two states, all the wind turbine blight, the slaughter of species and ecosystem destruction taking place to their open spaces, is for California’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, so it can be put on their books. 

I will point out that making power agreements with these two states does have other benefits, it helps to satisfy a fake demand and a false need for these non-producing turbines.                                                                                                                                                                              

A lie told to Congress in 1998………. “We can open up the wind resource in this country with the advanced wind turbines we're developing and basically supply all the electricity in the United States, if you tapped all the potential that was there".

Wake up folks, the only way this could ever be possible is if America’s population were reduced by more than 90% and with no future growth.                                                                                                                                                

After 4 decades, spending 100’s of billions on wind energy development and destroying the Golden State environment, Californian’s have very little positive to show for this failed green energy source.  In the next 2 decades, a new generation of electric cars, electrical gadgets and an electrified rail system, will add substantially to this state’s electrical load requirements.  Soon the total electricity needed to satisfy CA’s growing consumption will exceed 400,000 GWH.   

When this occurs, wind energy production in CA will probably still under 25,000 GWH per year and CA residents will still be saddled with an ever growing 375,000 GWh wind energy production gap.  Anyone honest with an IQ over 80, can understand energy consumption is leaving all wind energy production numbers in the dust.                                           

 

 

Audubon, Sierra Club and every other sellout conservation group taking corrupt wind energy money, should have explain all this on their websites or at a congressional hearing.  These groups should also have to explain to their ignorant well-meaning members, exactly how supporting wind energy’s putrid numbers with their impossible climate fixing dream, are a good tradeoff for a growing slaughter to thousands of eagles and millions of birds annually. 

 

In Part 3 the numbers get even worse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Views: 429

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 Jim Wiegand on January 17, 2017 at 6:54pm

Very important corrections for new eagle killing rules - Annual bald eagle bag limits are now 7,518.

Even though this new rule was primarily designed for the unencumbered expansion of wind energy into the wetland habitats inhabited by eagles, this new rule does includes all industrial eagle take.

Population estimates used for eagle take were created with embellished population figures. Proof of this was submitted in my 7.1.2016 comments to the Interior Department. However my eagle take figures of 6200 are not correct. The final revisions had several changes from the draft revisions. Most notably:

Bald eagle take limits were modified from 4,200 eagles annually to 3,742 bald eagles in the coterminous United Sates and 3,776 eagles in Alaska, for a total of 7,518 bald eagles annually. Golden eagle take limits remain zero.

Golden Eagle take limits may remain at zero but their slaughter from wind turbines continues, new wind projects in their habitat are being planned, and their declining populations remain hidden

Comment by Paula D Kelso on January 10, 2017 at 2:46pm

I've lost the source, but I read that in Oregon, when the wind energy produced overtaxes the transmission lines due to plenty of energy being produced by the hydropower generators, the wind turbines are made to shut down but that the owners are paid for the electricity that would have been generated if allowed to keep producing. Doesn't anything about this strike anyone in decision-making positions as crazy? So electric bills are sync'ed, not with efficient, economical and clean hydropower, but with inefficient, uneconomical and environmentally destructive wind power. And yes I'm aware of the fish and the rivers affected by hydro dams. But hadn't we worked out how to mediate that damage better than how to deal with turbine costs and damages?

Comment by Jim Wiegand on January 8, 2017 at 10:53pm

Part 3 will be posted tomorrow.

Comment by Frank Haggerty on January 8, 2017 at 9:24pm

Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in North America

Massachusetts has 21 communities with people sick from a noise described as torture from these monsters 

Falmouth Wind Turbine Population Eradication
Hidden letters, memos, omissions and documents show clear record of a population eradication solution for wind turbine installations

http://patch.com/rhode-island/portsmouth/falmouth-wind-turbine-popu...

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 8, 2017 at 8:46pm

( 5,978 Gwh hours / 1000 = 5,978,000 Mwh ) @ 1 Mwh per 2 acres  would require 16,378.08 at 24hour production time. Or, 65,512.32 at average daylight hours, and with an average time of 71% of having a non overcast day, with 35% of the year partly cloudy with 46% full sunshine with that average of 25% California would need 4x that in an 8 hour day of production. Or 262,049.28 acres of Solar PV cells for the figure given above. So since they do not have this on farms, most of this must be already installed on rooftops. 

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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://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!

© 2018   Created by Eben Thurston.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service