Turbine Shredded: Puerto Rico

This aerial picture taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows how hurricane-force winds shredded one of the Vestas turbines at the Punta de Lima project in Puerto Rico. The Punta de Lima Wind facility, developed by Gestamp Wind, began operation in April 2013 and includes 13 Vestas 1.8 megawatt turbines for a total capacity of 23.4 megawatts.

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Comment by Long Islander on July 25, 2019 at 12:43am

Richard Lawless on 2017-03-12 07:32:18

The real reason New York Attorney General, Preet Bharara was asked to resign!

Before the election, Donald Trump and Preet Bharara met and an agreement was struck that would keep Attorney General Preet Bharara in his current position under a new Trump Administration.

Senator Schumer was instrumental in getting Preet Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the Senator and his allies. Up until recently President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Preet Bharara resignation.

In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion dollars in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit ratings from Moody’s Fitch and S &P. Wall Street’s biggest Banks then knowingly sold junk bonds to innocent investors labeling them as safe investments. Everyone made a ton of money, except the innocent investors.

The evidence of this massive criminal act was overwhelming. The lawsuits and complaints to the FBI and SEC were streaming in. Dozens of Wall Street Executives could go to prison. This was serious.

The Wall Street Executives went to Senator Schumer and asked for two things; That no criminal investigations or prosecutions be considered and that he somehow limits the bond holder’s rights to keep them from suing.

By this time, all Congressmen and Senators were made fully aware of the potential fraud that had taken place in Puerto Rico. That didn’t stop Senator Schumer, he put together a small team consisting of himself, Elizabeth Warren, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Feinstein. In January of 2016, they submitted a rider to the energy bill that unbelievably would prevent the innocent bond holders from suing. All four politicians were quickly rewarded and the Wall Street contributions flooded in. Then an understanding was stuck with Attorney General Preet Bharara that investigations would be sidetracked and no prosecutions would take place. As pressure was building with the public discovery of hundreds of new felonies related to the issuance of this $70 billion dollar in bonds, the DOJ continued to ignore the evidence and sidetrack all efforts by their field personnel to prosecute. Preet Bharara was paying back his mentor in spades.

The four Senators continued to press for a prohibition of law suits, confiscation of what was left of the $70 billion dollars in bond proceeds and a revocation of all the bond holder’s legal rights. They got what they were hoping for in the PROMESA legislation. The Politician’s then went on to shape an argument that whatever money was left that was not already stolen should be given to underfunded union pensions.

The level of corruption between the Bond Issuers, the Rating Agencies, the major Wall Street Banks, the DOJ and our Politicians would make the mafia blush.

Preet Bharara was given a huge amount of information, including sworn testimony of the fraud and over 10,000 pages of documentary evidence. A 2nd year law student could have convicted all parties under our current RICO statues yet Preet Bharara did nothing.


Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on October 3, 2017 at 8:04pm

More close up

Top Image from Google Earth
Pre Hurricane

Comment by Frank Haggerty on October 3, 2017 at 7:57pm

Massachusetts Politicians Ignore Puerto Rico Wind Turbine Damage

Massachusetts Plans To Put Wind Turbines In The Ocean Even After Hurricane Bob in 1991. 

Cape Cod Lost 600 Utility Poles During That Storm.

Massachusetts USA 
September 26, 2017 
Puerto Rico contains two large-scale wind farms (totaling over 120 megawatts) and small-scale single turbines along the coasts.
Puerto Rico lost 120 megawatts of land-based wind turbine power in one storm.
Hurricane Maria wiped out almost every wind turbine on the island.
Two land-based wind turbine farms supply the bulk of the renewable energy generation, Santa Isabel, and Punta de Lima. The rest of the turbines are along the coast similar to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Puerto Rico started to invest in wind energy to help get the country out of debt which appears to be one of the worst decisions they ever made. Industrial wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence.The people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government and the news media.
Most of the commercial-scale turbines installed today are 2 megawatts in size and cost roughly $3-$4 million installed.
The wind turbine repairs in Puerto Rico would be much higher as the older turbines would be removed first.
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory.
Puerto Rico has around the same amount of wind turbine megawatts as that of the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts hasn't seen a hurricane since Hurricane Bob in 1991.
Massachusetts politicians have taken the health and property rights of citizens with land-based wind turbines and now plan to put wind turbines in the ocean despite what happened in Puerto Rico.
Massachusetts taxpayers have to start asking why the politicians are gambling with their health and pocketbooks.
Puerto Rico video below wind turbine impacts of major damage from Hurricane Maria
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NOT FOR BROADCAST*** Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license.brett@livestormsnow.com Wind Turbines ...

NIMBY --used to mean "Not In My Back Yard" today "Next It May Be You"
Comment by Penny Gray on October 3, 2017 at 7:42pm

Wind may be free, but it can can also be fierce and cannot be controlled.  Baffling that FEMA is urging more wind and solar energy on PR in light of the fact that both wind and solar was wiped out by this hurricane.

Comment by Long Islander on October 3, 2017 at 7:06pm

The wind industry likes to boast that wind turbines hold up in Category 5 storms. As bad as Maria was, it made landfall in Puerto Rico at Category 4. So much for their bogus promises.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on October 3, 2017 at 5:37pm
Should show the damaged wind turbines of Puerto Rico.
Wind turbine interconnect road should appear about center of your screen, and can be zoomed in upon by double clicking and the image can be moved around by click and dragging.


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 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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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."


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