“Wind is very expensive. Without subsidy, wind doesn’t work, you need massive subsidies for wind"
“If you go to various places in California, wind is killing all of the eagles. If you shoot an eagle or you kill an eagle, they want to put you in jail for five years. And yet the windmills are killing hundreds and hundreds of eagles. One of the most beautiful, one of the most treasured birds and they’re killing them by the hundreds and nothing happens. So wind…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 27, 2016 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments
On the day he eclipsed the 1,237 delegates needed to win his party's nomination for the presidency, Donald Trump delivered a long awaited energy speech during which he condemened the U.S. wind industry's mass bird slaughter.
I have not yet seen the entire speech. That said, the reference to wind power's bird slaughter can be seen if one starts viewing at the 8:00 mark at the following link: (slide the scroll bar accordingly)…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Despite the group’s infatuation with clean power and stated purpose to protect existing green energy policy, the group doesn’t seem to have much interest in following up on the recent downfall of a major clean energy producer in the U.S.
Mills and her coalition cohorts have not discussed investigating the collapse of SunEdison, one of the world’s largest global renewable energy development…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 16, 2016 at 7:38am — 2 Comments
This means it has lasted only 15 years, which appears to be generally true of wind plants, according to a Renewable Energy Foundation article. However the design lifetime is assumed to be about 20–25 years......
It is important to remember that most of the wind turbines in operation world-wide were installed after the year 2000. So a rapidly increasing number of these should soon start to show signs of a much reduced lifetime.
As an aside, many calculations of the much relied…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 16, 2016 at 7:37am — 1 Comment
This article, which looks back at recent Maine energy legislative activity, entitled "Who benefits from this year’s changes in Maine energy laws?", makes no mention of ex-Governor John Baldacci's connection to this activity.Nor is the heinous LD 1513 mentioned by name. This is the same type of reporting that has allowed scores of wind articles to unfailingly regurgitate the wind industry's false claims, e.g., "such and such wind project will power 20,000 homes".
WHY DOES THE…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 8, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments
He has decried the development of wind-driven power generation for its drop-in-the-bucket inadequacy.
“At age 97, I am free to say it,” he wrote in an unusually acerbic style. “Maine people are stupid when it comes to electric energy options.”…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 6, 2016 at 11:53am — 1 Comment
In a televised interview before a live audience in Milwaukee recently, Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump said the following about wind to interviewer Sean Hannity:
Talking about solar: “It’s not working, it’s just not…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 3, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Wakefield-based Anbaric Transmission and National Grid, one of the region’s largest utilities, are pursuing a pair of projects that would link onshore wind farms in Maine and Vermont, along with Canadian hydropower, to provide electricity in Southern New England.
Lawmakers are discussing plans to force utilities to enter long-term contracts with clean energy providers to replace the energy created by retiring nuclear and coal-fired power plants, while cutting carbon emissions…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 3, 2016 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment
Wind turbine collisions represent the most prevalent cause of mass mortality events since 1790, with the majority of these events taking place after the year 2000. Bats depend on echolocation while navigating, and can mistake turbines for trees, especially when wind farms are located near forests where bats roost.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 3, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
The timeline for the southern New England Clean Energy RFP's moved into a new phase last week - the selection of bidders began on 4/26/16 and is slated to wrap up in July. This is a process where Mass, Ct and RI want to buy feelgood wind power (because their bribed legislators mandate their ratepayers buy it) and guess where they expect most of it to come from? HINT: Not in their backyards.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 1, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment
Part of Angus King's Record Hill wind "farm". Shown are only seven of this monster's 22 forty story tall bird and animal killing wind turbines.
With special thanks to U.S. Rep Chellie Pingree for getting King his $102 million loan guarantee from Obama's Department of…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 1, 2016 at 11:00am — 3 Comments
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