MORE WIND CAPACITY EQUALS HIGHER COSTS

Kansas has more industrial wind turbines than any other state. Since 2002, the wind energy component went from 2% to 36% of the net generating capacity for the state. I am using Kansas as the example to since it is the most extreme case in the United States so far, with regard to increasing wind energy capacity, and increasing retail electricity costs.

Just to be clear, generating capacity does not equal actual electrical generation when it comes to wind…

Source: The Academy for Climate & Energy Analysis

Renewable Energy Advocates Decry Lack of Help in Stimulus Bill

The latest version of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill moving through the U.S. Senate would provide some economic relief to the nation’s households and businesses, but the renewable energy industry is disappointed the bill does not extend investment tax credits and other incentives to keep wind, solar, and other projects moving forward.

Source: Renewable Energy Advocates Decry Lack of Help in Stimulus Bill

Kevin Ledet from Greenwich Neighbors United speaks to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB)

Too often the local residents have to catch flaws that the wind developer has in their plans via the OPSB’s public comment process only to not hear anything in response. There has to be some sort of mechanism in place that places an emphasis on public inputs and concerns.

Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about these projects and the OPSB’s process which is why we were glad he was at today’s meeting.

 

 

Twiggy-led renewables consortium makes a grab for Windlab

Webmaster’s Note: At the end of the day it is never about “saving the planet” but It’s all about “what does your portfolio look like to investors?”…period!

Renewable energy company Windlab (ASX: WND) has entered into a binding agreement to be acquired by a consortium comprising of Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Squadron Wind Energy Development Pty Ltd and an existing Windlab shareholder.

Source: Twiggy-led renewables consortium makes a grab for Windlab

Anti-Wind Farm Activism Is Sweeping Europe—and the U.S. Could Be Next

Webmaster’s Note: Ya’ think that maybe this is because elitist continue to  blatantly treat  people as  contemptuous sheep and refuse to realize that people are much smarter than they (the elites) think they are?!

In September, the Netherlands counterterrorism unit the NCTV identified a new group threatening public safety: anti-wind farm activists.

Source: Anti-Wind Farm Activism Is Sweeping Europe—and the U.S. Could Be Next

Public Hearing for the Emerson Creek Wind Project, covering parts of Erie and Huron counties

On Air News Read for March 7, 2017 - Girard At Large

WednesdayMarch 18, 2020, beginning at  3 p.m., at the Bellevue Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6104 US-20 Bellevue, Ohio

All area residents are urged to attend this meeting.  This is your chance to be seen and heard!!

The Public Hearing is your chance to provide your thoughts, on the record, about the project.  Area residents can provide input on anything they wish about the project, but we recommend the comments you make connect someway with the seven criteria the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) is eventually going to use to make it’s decision on the project.  These seven criteria are set by state law. They are: Continue reading Public Hearing for the Emerson Creek Wind Project, covering parts of Erie and Huron counties

Ruining land all across America.

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This picture haunts me and breaks my heart all at the same time. I recently read that Kansas is in the top 3 states that these companies are wanting to make wind farms along with Iowa. This land will never be the same again.

The construction of 15 to-20 foot deep concrete foundations to support all of the 328-foot-high towers with 2-MW turbines required 30,000 tons of cement. On average, each of these below-ground support systems used 60 truckloads of concrete (750 yd3)

This is a picture of a wind turbine base with rebar in place before concrete poured. This is on some of the best ground in the world in Kossouth County, IA. This base will never be removed.

Iberdrola, EverPower, NextEra, Apex, Swift Current…they are all talking to your Representatives…Are You?