Sunday, July 23, 2017
Finally! A local farmer with the chutzpah to defend (Webmaster’s note: Upon reading this, I am not sure “defend” is the best word to describe the content of this letter. Better words such as “expose”, “challenge”, etc. would be more appropriate.) wind! I applaud Mr. Kirksey for putting his “mouth where his money is!” (Did I get it backward?) But, most importantly, this gives me another opportunity to expose the fallacy that wind is “clean” energy when, after all the hoopla, is merely a tax dodge for the Warren Buffets of the world! Don’t believe me? In his own words “The only reason I invest in wind is for tax purposes.” He, the wind companies, farmers putting a wind turbine on their land and local governments increasing their tax revenue are NOT concerned about “wind” but the government SUBSIDIES associated with it! I have characterized this as “suckling the government teat,” but, contrary to the porcine population, they are NEVER weaned!
“Every turbine results in using less fossil fuel and cuts down on Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Another view on turbine issue
After a generation of claiming to be not only competitive with, but cheaper than, every form of conventional generation there is, wind and large-scale solar generators are still unable to we…
Source: The Fantasy of Running On Sunshine & Breezes: Why Wind & Solar Power Are So Utterly Pointless
Lots going on during the lazy, hazy days of summer. NextEra experienced four rare “never happens” blade failures within a period of five weeks at different ‘farms’. Included today is the coverage of one of those incidents where the blade flew into a neighbor’s corn field, flattened it and destroyed the crop. The surprised farmer told the news media, “Us farmers, we`re out in the field all the time so hopefully it doesn’t happen again.” No kidding. How about “Us rural residents, we’re out in the yard all the time so hopefully it doesn’t happen again?”
After being saturated with fake news about Russian interference with the Presidential election, we now have real news about the Russians funneling money to environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, and so forth to fight fracking and advocate for wind and solar. Huh? It turns out Russia wants to disrupt the development of US natural gas in order to preserve Europe’s dependency on Russian energy supplies. We got a chuckle out of Rep. Bill Seitz recently warning his colleagues not to become Continue reading Wind News – The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
July 18, 2017 by Robert Bryce
The backlash against Big Wind continues. Indeed, entire states are now restricting or rejecting wind projects.
In April, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill that puts an early end to lucrative tax credits that Big Wind was collecting in the Sooner state. The move will save the state about $500 million over the next decade.
In May, the Tennessee legislature passed a ban on new wind projects until July 2018. State legislators took action after Cumberland Mountains residents mounted furious objections to a proposed 23-turbine project that would have been built near the town of Crab Orchard.
On June 30, the North Carolina legislature passed a measure placing a moratorium on the development of new wind projects in the state for 18 months. Continue reading Rural America Keeps Rejecting Big Wind
The business of wind generation is less than breezy these days for clean-energy producer NextEra Energy Resources.
Source: Are Four Wind-Turbine Failures in Five Weeks Too Many for NextEra Energy? | 2017-07-13 | ENR
Hackers built proof-of-concept malware that can spread from turbine to turbine to paralyze or damage them.
Source: Researchers Found They Could Hack Entire Wind Farms
CONNEAUT — City Council in Conneaut is losing patience with the energy company that owns a wind turbine severely damaged by lightning nearly four months ago.
Source: Conneaut council fed up with disfigured turbine | Local News | starbeacon.com
July 15, 2017 by
Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal: 2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal
No Tricks Zone
22 June 2017
“If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” – Ramirez-Tejeda et al., 2017
Despite an explosion in installed wind capacity since 1990, wind power had achieved just 0.39% of the world’s total energy consumption as of 2013.
Germany has assumed a leading role in promoting the consumption of renewable energy. And yet even in Germany the share of energy Continue reading Wind Turbine Blades: A Toxic Legacy For Centuries to Come – So Much for Saving the Planet
*** The 1973 Paul Newman (Henry “Shaw” Gondorff) and Robert Redford (Johnny “Kelly” Hooker) classic, The Sting – set in the heart of the 1930s Depression – pitted the bright and brazen …
Source: The Sting: How the Wind Industry Pulled Off the Greatest Con-Job in History
Webmaster’s Note: If you have ever driven Ohio SR 30 you cannot help but notice the invasion of hundreds of acres of farmland being consumed by these inefficient monstrosities. Believe it or not, they still want to add even more! That’s why it is so important to keep up our local Greenwich resistance now…it is naive of us to think that it would be any different here than in Van Wert! The wind industry is a greedy, cancerous disease that leaves whatever it touches in a wake of ruined health (both human and wildlife), property values, and rural community relationships while failing miserably as a legitimate source of uninterrupted power!
Before you believe what the sales teams try to sell, read this account:
My name is Brenda DeLong and I am a resident and property owner in Van Wert County. I live in the Blue Creek Wind project. I do not have any wind turbines on my property, but yet they affect my life by trespassing on my property. I built my home 13 years ago on my parent’s farmland thinking I could enjoy peace and quiet as a country home should be.
Saturday, I was in Dublin viewing a home my son and his wife are buying. As we stood on the deck Continue reading Greenwich! Read the plight of a Van Wert wind farm victim…
Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to p…
Source: Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts
*** Australia’s publicly funded, green-left megaphone, the ABC has a hard time dealing with tough things like facts and consequences. So it must’ve been a rude shock to find out that th…
Source: Shock, Horror! Wind Power Output Depends on Wind: Infigen Blames ‘Lack of Wind’ for Losses
It was a busy week with lots to report.
- The Ohio Senate’s effort led by Sen. Cliff Hite to restore setback measurement from homes rather than property lines was removed from the budget bill. The legislation would have also repealed rules requiring grandfathered projects seeking amendments to adhere to property line setbacks. This issue will return soon either as stand-alone legislation or in connection with another bill. While Senators are home in their districts over the holiday weekend, try to catch them for a conversation about supporting your property rights.
Continue reading Current News–Have a great Fourth! Celebrate America!