No S**t Sherlock: Renewable Energy is a Disaster, New York Times Reveals!

by JAMES DELINGPOLE20 Jul 2016

for Breitbart

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Today’s “No S**t Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck.

Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails?

Germany, Europe’s champion for renewable energy, seems to be having second thoughts about its ambitious push to ramp up its use of renewable fuels for power generation.

Hoping to slow the burst of new renewable energy on its grid, the country eliminated an open-ended subsidy for solar and wind power and put a ceiling on additional renewable capacity. Continue reading No S**t Sherlock: Renewable Energy is a Disaster, New York Times Reveals!

Wind News – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Friends,

We have long argued that the only thing about renewable energy that is “green” is the money. If the press from the past few weeks is any indication, others are starting to wake up to the fact that green energy is not necessarily environmentally friendly. The articles presented today present a fascinating picture of the march toward what could become a battle in Ohio as well the nation, if not the rest of the world. As Pogo so famously put it “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Ironically, cartoonist Walter Kelly coined this phrase 46 years ago to help promote environmental awareness and publicize the first annual observance of Earth Day. Today we can employ the phrase to describe the fight brewing between “environmentalists” and “conservationists” and renewable energy.

Consider the following: Continue reading Wind News – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Letter to the Editor: Citizens for Clear Skies to Opposition

Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:51 AM

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To the editor,

Citizens for Clear Skies is a group formed to bring the truth to the community on the dynamics of wind energy. We are accused of only being negative from the opposition group. This is our collaborative response to their last letter:

We see significant reductions in this technology globally due to governments becoming more educated in time over the detrimental impact to consumer power bills.

We see an intermittent “resource”, one that is rarely present when consumers need it most.

We see reliable generators being forced to regulate their output, Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Citizens for Clear Skies to Opposition

Climate change from the viewpoint of a skeptical former Sierra Club activist and USEPA senior analyst

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Grant of loseClimate Alarmism: Probably the Greatest Hoax/Scam in World History

Alan Carlin | August 19, 2016

 Climate alarmism is probably the greatest hoax/scam in world history. The main evidence for catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW), the principal alleged adverse effect of human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), is climate models built by CAGW supporters in a field where models with real predictive power do not exist and cannot be built with any demonstrable accuracy beyond a week or two because climate and weather are coupled non-linear chaotic systems. Without the models, the whole hoax/scam collapses. Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated (see Section 14.2.2.2 of the 2001 IPCC Report):
    In climate research and modeling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.

Continue reading Climate change from the viewpoint of a skeptical former Sierra Club activist and USEPA senior analyst

Tiny the Turbine

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Tiny the Turbine is a story written by Lyndsey Ward with cartoons by Josh.

Lyndsey was asked to write a children’s book to counter the wind propaganda that has been allowed into schools.

It follows on from her tale of Subsidy Sam, a satire primarily for adults also written to counter wind industry spin.

Those who are concerned at the indoctrination of children regarding industrial wind development should ensure that a copy of Tiny the Turbine is given to their local school to show the other side of the wind ‘education’ currently received by our children.

Continue reading Tiny the Turbine

OH and PA: Red or Blue in 2016? Coal Will Have Huge Impact on the Answer

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By Laura Sheehan – Senior Vice President for Communications
August 23, 2016

Since the Great Recession, few parts of the country have been hit as hard as Rust Belt states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Rich in natural resources, the region’s abundance of coal and iron for steel has literally powered and built America since the Industrial Revolution. While steel may have faltered, the coal industry remained a viable job source and cornerstone of local economies. Unfortunately, an administration hostile to traditional fuel sources has sought to change that since 2008. Continue reading OH and PA: Red or Blue in 2016? Coal Will Have Huge Impact on the Answer

Rural Germans Revolt Against Wind Power Roll-Out: Farmers Sabotage Wind Projects!

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August 19, 2016 by

Far from being in love with these things – as the gullible press here would have us believe – the Germans that are forced to endure them, hate them just as much as everyone else in the World.

In this wrap up of a report from Die Welt by NoTricksZone, set-upon rural Germans have had – as we say ‘a gutful’ of the wind industry; and what comes with it.

Taking matters into their own gnarly, weathered hands, German farming communities are in open rebellion.

It’s an uprising that includes farmers blockading turbine construction Continue reading Rural Germans Revolt Against Wind Power Roll-Out: Farmers Sabotage Wind Projects!

Study calls for 18-km (over 11 miles) turbine setback

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By John Miner, The London Free Press
Monday, August 15, 2016 8:53:28 EDT PM
It’s a standard that would eliminate almost all of Ontario’s current wind farms and the ones recently approved.
In the wake of the release of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird study, the American Bird Conservancy is calling for an 18-kilometre buffer around the Great Lakes for wind farms.
“It is highly problematic to build anywhere near the Great Lakes,” Michael Hutchins, director of the American Bird Conservancy’s bird-smart wind energy program, said Monday. “These losses are just not sustainable.”
Using radar designed to detect birds and bats, the Fish and Wildlife Continue reading Study calls for 18-km (over 11 miles) turbine setback

Wind News – Developers keep pounding at setbacks

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Friends,

Some things never change – including the obstinacy of the Ohio Power Siting Board in promulgating protective rules for rural communities.   Many citizens provided testimony last January in what was believed to be the first step of the ruling making process  (see http://www.opsb.ohio.gov/opsb/index.cfm/calendar/stakeholder-workshop-on-opsb-wind-rules-jan-29-2016/ ) .  However, the OPSB will not include these comments in their rulemaking docket. Continue reading Wind News – Developers keep pounding at setbacks

Renewables Subsidies Are Killing Nuclear and Threatening Climate Progress, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Study Shows

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by Will Boisvert

Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently published a major new report, “Reactors in the Red: Financial Health of the US Nuclear Fleet,” showing that 55 percent of America’s nuclear plants are losing money and are at serious risk of being replaced by fossil fuels.

Some will seize on this news as proof that nuclear is inherently uneconomical, but that’s just wrong: nuclear plants’ financial woes, the Bloomberg data show, could be remedied by subsidies substantially smaller than those given to renewables.

The Bloomberg report highlights deep dysfunctions in America’s changing electricity system. The immediate problem is a depressed electricity market that chokes off nuclear plants’ revenue. But beneath that are counterproductive energy policies that will result in a wasteful glut of capacity, perpetually falling prices and rising costs. Continue reading Renewables Subsidies Are Killing Nuclear and Threatening Climate Progress, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Study Shows

TENNESSEE/US–SENATOR ALEXANDER NEVER GIVES UP! STORY #1 (SEE SECOND STORY BELOW)

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Alexander Urges EPA To Ditch Proposal To Offer New Incentives To Big Wind

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Senator Lamar Alexander on Monday urged the administration to reconsider a proposal to provide new incentives to wind power producers who are already benefiting from the 24-year-old wind production tax credit. Senator Alexander also pointed out that the proposal fails to provide any incentive for nuclear energy – this country’s largest source of clean electricity.

“Wind developers have been getting rich on the backs of taxpayers and the wind production tax credit for over two decades, and there is no reason they should receive additional incentives to build unreliable and unsightly wind turbines,” Senator Alexander wrote in a letter to Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Continue reading TENNESSEE/US–SENATOR ALEXANDER NEVER GIVES UP! STORY #1 (SEE SECOND STORY BELOW)

Tennessee/US–Senator Alexander never gives up! Story #2

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Alexander asks EPA to scrap award program for wind

Source: Hannah Hess, E&E reporter • Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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Sen. Lamar Alexander today urged U.S. EPA to scrap a proposed voluntary program to award states for “zero-emitting” renewable energy projects, including wind, under the Clean Power Plan.

The Tennessee Republican, who has waged war against federal support for wind energy, wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express serious concern about the Clean Energy Incentive Program that the agency proposed earlier this summer (E&ENews PM, June 16). Continue reading Tennessee/US–Senator Alexander never gives up! Story #2

Who wants wind turbines?

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By Marita Noon

Last month’s wind-turbine fire near Palm Springs, CA, that dropped burning debris on the barren ground below, serves as a reminder of just one of the many reasons why people don’t want to live near the towering steel structures. In this case, no one was hurt as the motor fire was in a remote, unincorporated area of Palm Springs. But imagine if it was located just hundreds of feet from your back door—as they are in many locations—and the burning debris was raining down into your yard where your children were playing or onto your roof while you are sleeping.

Other reasons no one wants them nearby include the health impacts. Last month, Dave Langrud, of Alden, MN, sent a six-page, detailed complaint to the Minnesota Public Regulatory Commission. Continue reading Who wants wind turbines?

$14,000 per MWh – the price South Australia Pays for Renewables Madness

Now, tell me again…this won’t happen here in the United States!..because…why? 

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

for Watts Up With That!

The South Australian Government been forced to beg fossil fuel operators to bring mothballed plants back online, to contain wild swings in electricity spot price caused by unstable renewable production, prices which last month peaked at $14,000 / MWh – up from more normal prices of $100 / MWh which prevailed before political favouritism towards renewables messed up the market.

South Australia intervenes in electricity market as prices hit $14,000MWh Continue reading $14,000 per MWh – the price South Australia Pays for Renewables Madness

Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…

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Caution: Windmills to be trucked through area for 10 weeks

The following preemptive  lead in to this article that appeared in the Lima News is from Saveourskylineohio.com and is as follows:

This article is WRONG. It is NOT the Blue Creek wind farm that is expanding, it is one of the Paulding projects. Iberdrola has SOLD their Blue Creek wind farm to Avangrid….something we have warned you about for years. Continue reading Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…

Donald Trump Hates Wind Energy, Bill Gates Agrees!

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Looks like the Donald  has no love for Wind power whatsoever. According to him, Wind turbines are “huge and unsightly”, they have “destroyed some of the great beauty of the world”, “they kill birds”, they’re “obsolete” and “all over the world, they are being abandoned”.

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Donald Trump hates Wind Turbines

Regarding  Scottish wind farms in particular, he was adamant that without government “subsidies it’s impossible to envision how this ill-conceived proposal will ever get built.”Bill Gates agrees, “Renewable energy can’t do the job. Government should switch Continue reading Donald Trump Hates Wind Energy, Bill Gates Agrees!

New York’s Grid Operators: Cuomo’s Green Energy Plan Can’t Work

Boondoggle – 1.work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value. 2.waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects.

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New York’s power grid regulator sharply criticized Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to boost state green energy use Thursday, arguing that adding more wind and solar goals will make it difficult to maintain grid reliability.

New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said Cuomo’s plan would require the state build “nearly 1,000 miles of new bulk power transmission” to transport electricity from wind turbines and solar panels from upstate to market in New York City. The grid regulator noted Cuomo’s plan would require the state to triple its installed wind-energy capacity and add more solar panels in just 14 years than the combined capacity of Spain and Australia. Continue reading New York’s Grid Operators: Cuomo’s Green Energy Plan Can’t Work

America Blighted By Industrial Wind

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Green gangsters rip us off while enriching the 0.1% and trashing the environment

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“America is being auctioned off to the highest bidder.” Donald J. Trump

A recent Joe Mahoney article, NY looks to the wind to replace its fossil fuel diet, was full of half-truths and misinformation.

wind turbineThere is nothing “free,” “clean” or “green” aboutindustrial wind.  Quite the contrary: the true costs of industrial wind development are astronomical. Yet, the wishful thinking of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman,“green” ideologues, and “renewable” energy hustlers and subsidy seekers who benefit from this massive taxpayer and ratepayer rip-off has been repeated by countless “journalists” without question for years now.

Mahoney’s article highlighted Cuomo’s approval of the proposed wind factory off Montauk, NY. It claimed: “The offshore ‘wind farm’ could be a symbol of how the state can meet Cuomo’s ambitious goal of getting half of New York’s energy from carbon-free sources by 2030.  Now those sources represent about 23 percent of the state’s energy draw.”

The statement is grossly misleading and inaccurate. Continue reading America Blighted By Industrial Wind

Many progressive’s causes are based on myths

Webmaster’s Note: the following observations could just as well apply to the climate change fiasco.

Opinion piece by Lorne Gunter for

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07/26/16

Many of the causes championed by “progressive” politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne are based on myths.

The myth that police are inherently racist, that income distribution is unfair, that the rich don’t pay their share of taxes, that a “green” energy future free of fossil fuels is just a wand-wave away, that higher taxes and deficit spending will grow the economy, that radical Islam is not a threat, that governments spend less on First Nations than on other Canadians, and so on, are all mostly wrong. Continue reading Many progressive’s causes are based on myths

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