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
Now each morning when I awake, I pray and then ask myself, “What have I done?”
I am involved with the BlueSky/Greenfield wind turbine project in N.E. Fond du Lac County. I am also a successful farmer who cherishes his land. My father taught me how to farm, to be a steward of my fields, and by doing so, produce far better crop production. As I view this year’s crops, my eyes feast on a most bountiful supply of corn and soybeans. And then my eyes focus again on the trenches and road scars leading to the turbine foundations. What have I done?
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.
At the risk of sounding like a cracked record, I say it again, how can the pro wind mob and Finkel said it as well, how do they seriously believe that wind turbines can power this country?
The evidence is in the graphs below and this has been the pattern for most of June, how many multi million dollars worth of batteries do we need to back up wind power, just to keep the lights on, let alone power anything else?
The wind turbines would never keep the batteries charged up anyway.
I have never seen so much stupidity in my lifetime, as I am seeing now with this renewable energy debacle.
I am not saying we shouldn’t be using more renewable energy, but it should have been phased in gradually with strict rules and regulations applied, particularly to the wind industry.
It would have to be the most disreputable industry I have ever seen.
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.
“Are you people serious? The free market? If you believe in the free market you can’t believe in taking 30% of the total subsidy pie from the American taxpayer, you can’t believe in the production tax credit (PTC), you can’t believe in the investment tax credit (ITC), you can’t believe in renewable energy credits (REC) in power purchasing agreements, you cannot believe in renewable portfolio standards (RPS) which states have that forces the consumer to buy a product (just like Obamacare), you can’t believe in PILOT which is a tax abatement granted on the backs of the local community, and the uniform clearing price (UCP) construct that allows wind to penetrate the wholesale energy market at deflated true cost (because of all the other tax payer benefits I already Continue reading Couldn’t Have said it any better….!→
Those who think they’re so smart that they can control rural America like a monkey on a leash just can’t seem to grasp why they continue to lose. We must come together on even footing. If you love wind energy, urban America, put it in your own backyard. Rural America doesn’t want to become your power plant.
Rural America Doesn’t Want to Become America’s Power Plant 6/26/2017
A friend sent me an op ed that cracked the door on a little bit of truth that urban America needs to accept. Rural America doesn’t want to become your power plant. Donald Trump was in Iowa recently, and issued a Trumpism critical of wind power. The media jumped on its propaganda pony to point out that Iowa loves wind, and gets 36.6% of its energy from wind. The story was that Trump was a lone critical voice and that Iowans are happy to reap wind profits and jobs and nobody minds becoming America’s power house. That’s just not Continue reading Iowa/USA–Read this one!→
After intense lobbying from the wind industry and from opponents alike, we understand the move to shorten setbacks and measure from property lines has been removed from the budget bill. The budget will be voted on later today. It is important for everyone to understand that this issue will not go away and will most likely be raised immediately in hearings on HB 114 which is being heard in the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee.
By Thomas A. Hemphill and Mark J. Perry June 25, 2017
The luster is coming off wind power as an economically viable, environmentally friendly, community-friendly source of America’s energy future—and for some very good reasons. To start, rural residents across America are increasingly rejecting the encroachment of wind-energy projects in their communities whenever they get a chance to voice their opinions in local ballots.
The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce reported in National Review (“Big Wind Gets Spanked in Michigan”) that citizens in 37 jurisdictions in 10 different U.S. states have rejected or restricted the expansion of wind power in local referenda so far this year. Our home state of Michigan is a bellwether of this trend, as voters in 20 rural towns in the “Thumb region” rejected wind-power ballot initiatives in May.
In 2014, Ohio lawmakers slipped into an unrelated bill a major change that restricted the development of wind farms in Ohio, a shift that had the potential to impact rural schools’ tax revenues, the state’s economic competitiveness, public safety and quality of life, and the environment.Wind-energy advocates say this change — by requiring larger setbacks from property lines for the tall wind turbines — effectively zoned out new wind projects in Ohio, leaving us in
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.
You may have the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any New York Times story, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today.
May 30, 2017
This morning I called Senators and my Representative in opposition to reducing turbine setbacks ala the Ohio budget bill and pending amendments.
Decided to call Senator Cliff Hite as well–as he is a premier promoter of wind in District 1.
I spoke with his aide and left my message. As a result, Senator Hite returned my call today. Attached is the recording of his voice message.
It is a message I hope you will share. Out of 11 counties in his district, he is protecting four.
A question to Senator Hite might be: if a property owner is in favor of a reduced setback, why not just sign a waiver?
He is referring to Logan County (my county) when he says it is a decision of the county commissioners to grant a pilot and if they do not, they won’t build in that county. Yes–that’s what we are told. And the Logan County Commissioners did deny EverPower’s pilot request. However, the rumor persists that the EverPower/Amazon project in Hardin County may spill over into Logan County–without a pilot. So Mr. Hite’s premise that Logan County is “safe” may not prove to be true.
Webmaster’s Note: Gone are the days when the Big Wind cartel could “snake” its way covertly, preying on unsuspecting communities unnoticed. Their greatest defense? Operating quietly “under” the radar of unsuspecting citizens and, if noticed, hoped that people’s ignorance of wind turbines would continue to buy them enough time to complete their exploitation. With each new installation of this boondoggle scam, the lies of the Big Wind cartel becomes much more difficult to sustain and to remain hidden thus making it almost impossible to operate in the same way.
So what’s the newest strategy? Ahhh yes, bulliying and bulldozing their agendas onto rural communities like our own. The leading tactic of course is to keep politicians in their back pockets with the same old worn out rhetoric (clean, green , job creation, etc.). Below you will be able to read for yourself the latest propaganda seeking to make it” politically correct” to trod all over personal property rights in the name of their investor’s profit margins!
Folks, we cannot afford to remain silent any longer!This is real and it’s show down time. Please call the following state legislators and let your voice be heard!
You should state that “I oppose any budget bill amendment to allow a wind developer to take my land. Zoning begins at my property line not my front door. Giving wind developers the right to trespass on my land strips away my property rights and will burden my family for generations.”
Below is the AWEA propaganda for their latest efforts.
On Wednesday, AWEA held a press conference as part of a very aggressive campaign to roll back the property line setbacks which were adopted in 2014. The lobbying firm representing AWEA is called Compass Consulting. They are people who have previously worked in the Voinovich Administration and for Attorney General Mike DeWine. At the press conference, a report was distributed titled: BLOWING IN THE WIND – OHIO’S OVERLY RESTRICTIVE WIND SETBACK LAW IS PUTTING BILLIONS IN NEW IN-STATE INVESTMENT AT RISK. A copy of the report is attached. It falsely claims that Ohio’s setbacks are the most restrictive in the nation and causing Ohio to miss out on billions in investment. Further, the report presents a very misleading chart comparing Ohio setbacks to counties in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Press Release is copied below. We are working on a rebuttal. What you need to know is: Continue reading Wind News –URGENT – BIG WIND COMING FOR YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS→