NH wind company welshing on ridge top promise

A con artist trying to get the money it believes it is entitled to will say anything to get its money. In this case a wind company agreed to a mountain road width and is now acting surprised that turbine maintenance is required and that the giant cranes require far wider roads! 

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Comment by Sherwin Start on March 21, 2014 at 11:24am

Has Any of The MAUNFATURErs of these WINF turbine Towers TESTED them For VULNERABILITY to EARTH Quakes ????? What Intensity of Can they Take and For What duration?? Does anyone Have these Test Results??

Comment by Sherwin Start on March 21, 2014 at 11:20am

JUst For The TURNING RADIOUS of The 75 Trailers Used To Haul The CRANE Components For MAINTENANCE Of these  TURBINES require a Minimum Turning Radious of 18 feet  and in some Cases even 24 feet on the Curves!!

I Know I have Built Roads for this Equipment to Travel Over!!

The Straight -Aways MUST be At LEAST 15 Wide at the very Minimum!!

THe WIND Developers  Know that THeir Tubines can THROW Sparks at Least 1500 feet In Every Direction! The Danager of a FOREST Fire Caused Bt them Is VERY Real and IMMINENT!!Even if the Wind Is Not BLOWING they Could Still Fall over from a Mager Eath Quake and Cause a Major Forest Fire-But U see Thats Not Their Problem Even though their TURBINE9S) Started of the Fire -RIGHT??!! 

Comment by Long Islander on March 20, 2014 at 10:45am

And now NH Fish & Game wants trees planted on the Vestas turbine pads as further mitigation. In fact, the Vestas manual suggests a 1,300' fire radius around each turbine, for when turbine-caused fires start throwing burning material. Why would one ever want to purposely plant combustible material in the fire radius right on the turbine pads in these hard to reach tinderbox locations?

The Vestas operating manual states that their own workers must not stay within a 1,300 foot radius of a wind turbine.

http://www.windcows.com/files/Vestas_complete_manual.pdf

That is how far they can easily throw debris, including burning debris. The math says that a 1,300' radius equals 122 acres, yet I keep reading that only 1.5 acres of forest is cleared for each wind turbine. Maine needs to establish a fire safety radius where each turbine sits in a cleared area of 122 acres, or probably more because the Vestas 1,300' radius was based on 389' wind turbines, not today's 500' turbines.

Let's require this fire safety radius and then let's see the wind power applications not be approved on the basis of the environmental destruction their fire radius will bring about.

The wind industry would cry and moan and shout unfair. Too bad.

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/

 

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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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