"The wind turbines shown with this article are pointing in completely different directions. When we lived among the Golden West Wind Energy project wind turbines they would regularly be spinning facing a multitude of directions that were meaningless…"
There is so much more to be said, but a healthy USA needs healthy environments, and industrial wind turbines are not part of that wholesome scenario. This is another example. Industrial wind turbines can only survive by taking false…"
"Great article. Painful though. The Australian solution to the wind projects' failure? spend billions for natural gas generators. Then they can pretend the electricity was from those intermittent wind units. Well, AWEA, that is certainly how it…"
"Wow, Penny. I don't usually get replies from my comments except from the paid-to-troll people who mock people who have experienced the wind turbine environment. I first heard some of the significant problems with these units back in '93 at…"
"The AWEA has a lot of nerve tagging their dangerous and woefully inadequate equipment onto a relief package intended to help an American public in danger of bodily damage or death. If they really want to help all they have to do is shut down their…"
"Sad article. However, the comment "It’s no different than coal mining, drilling for oil or shale fracking" is misleading. It is very different from those operations in that the product is not seriously productive. A lot is put into…"
"How can any wind power company put anything up? In the Golden West Wind Energy project by Calhan, Colorado, which has been in 'operation' for 4 years now, I just lost my last holdout who claimed these don't make them 'that…"
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."
Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT
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(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/
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