With historic winter storms leaving thousands of Texans without power, many are questioning the effectiveness of the state’s energy infrastructure. One America’s Jack Posobiec has this report.
Beach Haven resident Bob Stern has taken a keen interest in Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind’s proposal to construct a wind farm off the coast of Long Beach Island and parts south to Atlantic City. And he’s not approaching it as a layman.
Source: The SandPaper.net
ERCOT says there were about two million Texans without power as of Monday afternoon, including 751,000 in the four big North Texas counties.
My only beef is that Tucker repeatedly called industrial wind projects “wind farms.” There is nothing being farmed, other than subsidies. The lobbyists purposefully coined the phrase “wind farm” to deceive non-aware citizens into thinking an industrial wind project is pastoral and environmentally benign.Both are false, as industrial wind projects are environmentally destructive. (E.g. see here.)They are also typically a net economic liability to host communities. (E.g. see here.)Further, industrial wind facilities are a net burden on the electric grid — the backbone of our modern society (and the Texas situation is one of numerous examples).
You’re always going to have problems with wind turbines. They’re a big piece of mechanical equipment that takes a lot of surges with the wind gusts. —Lewis Opsal, Electric Superintendent, Geneseo, Ill., Geneseo Republic, July 14, 2011
Wind farms and massive arrays of solar panels are cropping up across public and private landscapes both in the United States and abroad as users increasingly turn to “green energy” as their preferred flavor of electricity. What happens to old solar panels, windmills and high tech batteries?
Webmaster’s Note: Big Wind is corrupt…period! Swift Current, present owners of the so called Greenwich Wind Park, have been allegedly misrepresenting as well concerning following OPSB rules.
Let the games begin. As we approach the end of January, 2021, Sen. Romanchuk has introduced Senate Bill 10 to address certain provisions in HB 6 that are believed to present a risk of inflated costs for consumers. Romanchuk was quoted as saying, “”I’m trying to protect the consumer and bring balance between the consumers and the utility.” How about some balance between the community and the developer? SB 10 is characterized as a first step and will be followed by additional proposals to modify Ohio’s energy policies.
Another proposal comes from the Ohio Power Siting Board in the state’s upcoming budget. OPSB is requesting spending authority for $63.23 million (+4.9%) in Fiscal Year 2022 and $63.42 million (+0.3%) in FY 2023. The Acting Chairman, Beth Trombold justifies the request saying “The OPSB has seen a significant increase in Continue reading Wind News – Flipping for Facebook
Webmaster’s Note: This is strictly my opinion but it seems as though since industrial wind continues to become “less sellable” these unscrupulous pond scum keep attacking rural America for their fraudulent gain! Forget features & benefits.. there is no logic.. follow the money!!!
A clean energy company wants to invest $100 million to build a solar farm north of Bellevue.
BELLEVUE — A packed room gave the Erie County commissioners a standing ovation Tuesday when they voted to deny the payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for a wind farm project.
The General Assembly gets back to work this week and the days are growing shorter until adjournment. The Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will meet on Tuesday and will hold the fifth hearing on SB 346 to repeal HB 6 and reinstate renewable and efficiency mandates. In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep. Bill Seitz voiced his opposition to a repeal saying “There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?” Seitz vowed to vote against any repeal bill brought to the House for a floor vote during the next four weeks of the lame duck session.”
The AP report went on to say, ”The concern for Republicans like Seitz, Cupp and committee chairman Jim Hoops is that repealing the bill outright would have unintended consequences and they need more time to understand the complex legislation.” Continue reading Wind News – Solar Eclipse of Rural Ohio
This was a sad week for solar and wind warriors who have fought to have our voices heard at the Ohio Power Siting Board. We lost a friend and advocate when PUCO Chairman Sam Randazzo submitted his resignation to Governor DeWine so that he might not become a distraction to the important work of serving the public interest and Ohio’s energy policies. The “green lobby” sought to delegitimize Chairman Randazzo’s work, but those of us who have long sought a sympathetic ear at the Ohio Continue reading Sam Randazzo Resigns As PUCO Chair To Avoid Being A ‘Distraction’
It was three years ago today that the Ohio Power Siting Board opened a file for Republic Wind LLC, a commercial wind turbine project for generating electricity, at the request of Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reason 1. They cost too much. When you look at the final installed operational cost of a wind farm that will replace a standard coal fired power station, the cost is massive. When we are told that wind is now as cheap as coal, they are only
Webmaster’s Note: Talk about silver linings!?
Even as businesses around the world shut down this spring, executives at EDF Renewables were hopeful they would finish installing 99 wind turbines in southern Nebraska before a year-end deadline. Then, in early April, the pandemic dealt a big blow to the company.
Source: The Columbus Business Journals