A small layer of the wind energy fraud on America deals with this industry's unreported transmission losses and unreported dead eagles. In this corrupt world we live in, wind energy producers are allowed to collect billions annually from Production Tax Credits. These credits come from the energy produced at wind farms. But thanks to Washington DC, these tax credits are not required to take into account energy losses from remote locations hundreds of miles away from end users. These substantial energy losses must also be made up for by other sources of energy.
As this study shows, when energy is transmitted through electrical distributions systems there are huge losses. This electrical distribution study came up with 8.57 % losses in just a 15 km or 9.3 miles distribution system.
Now think of the total energy losses from wind energy, garnering premium prices, being sold to consumers in Southern CA. This faux green energy is coming from remote locations as far away as Washington and Oregon. By the time it arrives little if any of the original energy exists. Then think about all the fabricated energy production data being posted on the EIA and Department of Energy web sites. None of the figures are real world and all these fake figures are based upon illusionary wind energy contracts. Put in proper terms, these websites and these agencies are lying to the public.
Not only is very little of the wind energy production in Oregon and Washington reaching consumers in CA, these toxic monoliths are killing off America's eagles. Back in the year 2000, Oregon, Washington and Idaho had just 25 MW of installed wind power capacity. By the year 2010, wind energy had grown by 182 times in these three states with 4560 MW of installed wind power capacity. Virtually all this new wind energy was developed in remote golden eagle habitats. Some of these habitats had some of the highest densities of golden eagle in the US.
During this ten year period of very rapid wind energy development, these three states (USFWS Region 1) sent 3048 eagle carcasses to the Denver Eagle Repository. It was only from extensive research that I was able to uncover this hidden figure. God knows our corrupt Interior Department has been protecting this terrible industry and they will never disclose to the public the source of all the thousands of repository eagles being received annually. But through deductive reasoning, early repository information and the filtered eagle killing history from Altamont Pass, absolute proof of this massive wind energy eagle slaughter exists. In the first year of operation, just 38 of the new "bird safe" 1 MW turbines killed at least 4 golden eagles. I say at least 4 because this is what the researchers found with their infrequent searches. The public has no idea what was picked up and hidden, in between searches up by wind personnel.
A parting word.........The USGS image showing wind energy locations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho can be found here........https://eerscmap.usgs.gov/windfarm/index.html?extent=-13922431.7910...; Over the years this agency has gone to great lengths to promote wind energy. In 2015 they even sponsored one of most corrupt and fraudulent golden eagle studies to date. This study, using contrived abstract methodology, overestimated eagle numbers in a 2000 sq mile region around Altamont pass by more than ten times.