Russ Hepler reports 300 scientists warn Congress of NOAA global warming fraud:
The steady drip, drip, drip of information leaking out about the fraud involved with “Climate Change/Global Warming” is building a into reservoir of facts that totally debunk President Obama’s pet cause.
ELIZABETH CITY — Amazon claims its large-scale wind farm near Elizabeth City will produce enough electricity “to power more than 61,000 U.S. homes,” but neither the online company nor its wind farm operator Avangrid will share data supporting that claim.
Gone are the days when the industrial wind turbine companies could quietly sneak into your community and announce their plans of a takeover of rural residential areas. The residents that are opposed to industrial sites within their living space are speaking. And they are speaking loudly and in large numbers.
If you hold an office or are employed in a position or organization that is dependent on your community’s support, it may be that you need to heed the voice of your Ohiorural residents.They are not that different from their neighbors in Indiana.
Planning Commission tables talks on wind turbines in Henry County
By TRAVIS WEIK – (New Castle) Courier-Times
NEW CASTLE — The wooden pews were full Thursday night in the old Henry County circuit courtroom in anticipation of a public hearing about changes that could be made to the local industrial wind turbine ordinance.
The Henry County Planning Commission decided to forego any action or discussion about wind turbines, however, and ended the meeting in less than 15 minutes.
This essay, the fourth in a series aimed at correcting the most harmful wind energy-related policies of the Obama era, examines how the U.S. Department of Energy has set aside its scientific objectivity and has assumed the role of chief advocate for wind power in the federal government. Prior essays can be found here, here and here.
Since 2008, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has touted the technical feasibility of using wind energy to meet 20 percent of the nation’s electricity demand by 2030. In 2015, the agency refined its plan with the release of its Wind Vision, which further qualified the opportunity and laid the groundwork for the US to achieve 10 percent wind power by 2020, 20 percent wind power by 2030, and 35 percent wind power by 2050.
DOE and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) insist that the industry is on track to meet these goals, but even a casual look at DOE’s claims makes clear that the reports are more advocacy than reality.
The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee held its first hearing on HB 114 to change the renewable energy mandates to goals and eliminate them altogether after 2027. Chairman Bill Seitz pointed out that there are only four things in this bill which are different from the bill passed in the last session and which was vetoed by the Governor. During the hearing Seitz quoted from an article we sent him saying mandates were no longer the main impetus for renewable development. “State mandates are becoming less important drivers for renewable energy as the market reorients itself around corporate power purchases and other mechanisms like community power aggregation, a new analysis from financial services firm Moody’s Investors Service has found. In an in-depth sector report released Friday, Moody’s says that “dramatic cost declines in renewable generation” combined with attractive federal and state tax incentives are bringing significantly more corporate buyers into the market for wind and solar power.”Continue reading Wind News – Seitz Wants Mandate Bill Passed by End of March & Setback Fight is Looming→
I sat in my living room reading this article last night with painfully throbbing ears and a headache, due to turbine noise that penetrates through the walls of my house. The noise kept me awake until 3 a.m. I had to write a reply to the tripe that was published in the OBSERVER (Feb. 19).
I bought my home to reside, because of its semi-secluded, quiet and peaceful nature. There is a river across the road from me and wooded area that surrounds me. I enjoyed listening to the river and birds, which is about all I ever heard, until a wind farm was erected around my property. There is a never-ending, jet-like sound that rips through my property and house. There is nothing natural about the noise that comes from these turbines and they are loud! The peaceful existence I once enjoyed here has been stolen from me! Continue reading Once turbines arrive, say goodbye to peace, quiet→
“Renewables do not work. They are a fail. They are an imposition on the consumer, based on a pack of lies invented by anti-capitalist green loons, embraced by corporate shysters, endorsed by ill-informed politicians, promulgated by politically motivated environment and energy correspondents who aren’t doing their job as journalists, and swallowed by brainwashed victims of a dumbed-down education system who are too thick to know better. They are unaffordable, environmentally destructive, morally wrong. The people who make money out of them should retire to their studies with a bottle of whisky and their service pistol and do the decent thing (except they won’t because they’re not decent people).” James Delingpole for Breitbart
This week we welcome into the world House Bill 114 sponsored Ohio Rep. Louis Blessing who noted that “A lot of the utilities are going to be doing these programs on their own, and I think it’s kind of unnecessary to have the mandates at this point.” Fellow sponsor Rep. Bill Seitz’s view is “What we are now saying is we are going to scrap the renewable portfolio mandates in their entirety and repeal them with goals.” HB 114 is co-sponsored by all of the House Republicans including House leadership plus one Democrat. That is Continue reading Wind News – Ohio General Assembly Launches New Attack on Mandates!→
The production tax credit is taxpayer charity (sic) to the the super rich
March 6, 2017 by Larry Bell
A tax reform plan drafted in part by incoming Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin bodes poorly for wind industry lobbies hoping once again to extend current federal production tax credits (PTCs) which are set to expire by 2021.
Now set at 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour, the original subsidy intent was to “level the energy market playing field” by stimulating technology development to achieve competitive costs, reduce fossil fuel “climate pollution,” and advance American energy independence.
None of these goals are really any closer to realization now than when these subsidies were first enacted in 1992.
Ohio GOP lawmakers aim to kill wind, solar mandates, endorse competitive markets
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer on March 07, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Republican majority in the Ohio House is moving again to get rid of the state’s renewable energy rules.
In a bill sponsored by a Cincinnati Republican and released late Tuesday, the House would make voluntary the mandates that now require power companies to generate or buy and sell a percentage of power from wind, solar and other renewable technologies.
WRITTEN BY PAUL DRIESSEN, GUEST POST ON MARCH 6, 2017.
The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies – as too many existing policies were devised by special interests seeking money and power, and often using imaginary problems to justify their quest.
The health and environmental impacts from fossil fuels are well documented, though often exaggerated or even fabricated by activists, politicians, bureaucrats and companies with lofty agendas: securing climate research grants, and mandates and subsidies for renewable energy projects to replace fossil fuels; reducing economic growth and living standards in industrialized nations; and Continue reading Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem→
C4CS was started by farmers. The last several farming years have been good years. Anyone who thinks they need wind money don’t know how to manage a farm. That’s from A FARMER in our group. Landowner rights? Signing a wind lease STEALS land owner rights. HTW is mainly run by city people with a few rural landowners. Regardless of the bogus numbers of support spewed by Cully (Harvest the Wind), why isn’t LP up and running? Because there ISN’T enough land owner support. That’s what happens when you stack the deck in economic development elections (the elected officials just appoint one of our members anyway lol), sign up a bunch of ground of absentee landlords, and play the deceit game. We agree, sign up or don’t. Too many haven’t. That’s why there is no LP. Get rid of mandates, tax credits, tax abatements, and subsidies for all generators and watch the free market work. It’s such a joke that those who lobby Columbus to keep mandates and tax credits in place talk of a free market in the same breath. #learnsomeeconomics#HTWisliberal#theyaretheminority
Today we were reminded of that old Blood, Sweat & Tears song – Spinning Wheel. “What goes up must come down, Spinnin’ wheel got to go ’round, Talkin’ ’bout your troubles it’s a cryin’ sin….” This time the spinning wheel is the rotor of the wind turbine at the Honda Transmission plant in Russell’s Point. It is laying on the ground near a very large crane that came to dismantle and repair the 160 foot blades, or gearbox or whatever isn’t working. These photos taken February 24th indicate some oil (or bat remains!) on the tower. The two Honda turbines were commissioned in December, 2013 – that is only about three years ago.
Thanks to the photographer–feel free to share the photos.
FYI–In Ohio, February and March are high wind speed months and the turbines are……….not turning…….
Urban voters may like the idea of using more wind and solar energy, but the push for large-scale renewables is creating land-use conflicts in rural regions from Maryland to California and Ontario to Loch Ness.
Since 2015, more than 120 government entities in about two dozen states have moved to reject or restrict the land-devouring, subsidy-fueled sprawl of the wind industry.
The backlash continued last month when a judge in Maryland ruled that the possible benefits of a proposed 17-turbine project did “not justify or offset subjecting the local community to the adverse impacts that will result from the wind project’s construction and Continue reading Op-Ed Wind power is an attack on rural America→
Move comes as governments push to reduce carbon emissions
By Ben Dummett
The Wall Street Journal
Feb. 23, 2017 2:46 p.m. ET
U.K. private-equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners has launched a sale process for its U.S. wind-energy business, according to a person familiar with the matter, amid efforts by governments to reduce carbon emissions.
Headed by British tycoon Guy Hands, Terra Firma has hired Barclays and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., a U.S.-based investment bank with a focus on the renewable energy sector, to run the process for EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., according to the person.
This essay is the second in a series aimed at exposing abuses by the Obama administration in its effort to force wind power on the public. Here we examine the rules governing the wind production tax credit (the PTC)—in particular, the IRS guidance for PTC eligibility— and changes the new Trump administration might consider.
In the period from 2009 to 2015, Congress voted four separate times to expand and extend the PTC, the subsidy most frequently credited with incentivizing wind generation in the United States.
ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something remarkable is happening. From being peripheral to the energy system just over a decade ago, they are now growing faster than any other energy source and their falling costs are making them competitive with fossil fuels. BP, an oil firm, expects renewables to account for half of the growth in global energy supply over the next 20 years. It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.
There is a $20trn hitch, though. To get from here to there requires huge amounts of investment over the next few decades, to replace old smog-belching power plants and to upgrade the pylons and wires that bring electricity to consumers. Normally investors like putting their money into electricity because it offers reliable returns. Yet green energy has a dirty secret. Continue reading Clean energy’s dirty secret→
One problem with wind power: the wind doesn’t always blow.
Professor of Political Economy, Utah State University
April 8, 2015
As consumers, we pay for electricity twice: once through our monthly electricity bill and a second time through taxes that finance massive subsidies for inefficient wind and other energy producers.
Most cost estimates for wind power disregard the heavy burden of these subsidies on US taxpayers. But if Americans realized the full cost of generating energy from wind power, they would be less willing to foot the bill – because it’s more than most people think.