Wind turbines aren’t as beneficial as proponents say

Clipboard01Monica Jensen of Windlab development attempted to liken the noise of trains to that of wind turbines. Although train horns are loud at railroad crossings and are annoying, they save lives whereas wind turbines are constant and have been documented to be detrimental and cause health issues.

Jensen also boasted of 60,000 megawatts of wind power being generated in the United States. This is very minute compared to coal power generated. She also degraded our coal-powered plants for being 40 to 60 years old. They are still some of the cleanest in the world. Jensen failed to mention that wind turbines are very expensive to erect, high-maintenance and short-lived. They are equally expensive to dismantle and will leave behind in the earth over 800 tons of rebar and 15,000 cubic yards of concrete in the footers. All of this is mostly done with our tax money. Continue reading Wind turbines aren’t as beneficial as proponents say

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Wind farms touted as ‘green’ energy source but have impact on birds

A poster instruction Iberdrola employees how to monitor for bird strikes and what to do if they see a bird that has been injured or killed by a wind turbine.
A poster instruction Iberdrola employees how to monitor for bird strikes and what to do if they see a bird that has been injured or killed by a wind turbine

 

By Dan Tilkin, KATU On Your Side Investigator Jul 1, 2013
Touted as a green solution to feed our nation’s hunger for energy, wind farms are also blamed for killing millions of birds.

Figures vary, but wind industry groups and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist estimate that between 200,000 and 440,000 birds are killed nationwide each year by wind farms. The number is expected to reach as much as one million per year by 2030.

Some environmental groups, which often cheer on renewable energy, have criticized the wind industry for not doing more to protect birds.

“We ought to demand, Continue reading Wind farms touted as ‘green’ energy source but have impact on birds

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850 signature petition sent to Gov. Kasich citing grievances with the Ohio Power Siting Board

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November 11, 2014

Governor John Kasich

State of Ohio

Riffe Center, 30th Floor

77 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215-6117

Dear Governor Kasich:

The undersigned residents of Ohio communities affected or threatened with industrial wind development wish to bring to your attention the untenable situation we face due to the failure of the Ohio Power Siting

Board (“OPSB”) to protect the public interest. We assert that the OPSB has not adopted rules that adequately and faithfully implement the requirements of siting statutes. Moreover, it has acted in ways that contribute to public confusion resulting in the loss of due process. The actions and omissions of the OPSB have abridged our fundamental constitutional right to be protected and secure in the possession of our property. We call for legal reforms to curb the errors and failures in the Board’s administration of the wind power siting program over the past six years. Continue reading 850 signature petition sent to Gov. Kasich citing grievances with the Ohio Power Siting Board

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A “Big Thank You” To All Who Helped make GNU’s Garage Sale a Success!!

 

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Marcia Ledet would like to thank all who supported the GNU garage sale held recently! As always, GNU’s continued fight against the wind industry and questionable government practices, is a combined effort of the many! Many thanks to all of you who served to make this event a very successful one indeed! Whether you generously donated goods or tirelessly  set up and “manned” the tables Continue reading A “Big Thank You” To All Who Helped make GNU’s Garage Sale a Success!!

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Wind News – Mandate Committee Calls for Indefinite Freeze – Kasich says “Unacceptable”!

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The long awaited Energy Mandate Study Committee report was released today.  Essentially, the report calls for:

1.       Extending the SB 310 Freeze indefinitely.

2.       Providing an Expedited Process at the PUCO for the Review of New Utility Plans for Energy Efficiency

3.       Investigate and Ensure Maximum Credit for all of Ohio’s Energy Initiatives

4.       Switch from Energy Mandates to Energy Incentives

5.       Declare that the General Assembly Retains Statutory Authority with Respect to Energy Policy and Dispatch Protocols

Soon after the release of the Report, Governor Kasich pronounced it “Unacceptable”.   An alleged “conservative” group called the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum popped up to support the Governor’s position. Continue reading Wind News – Mandate Committee Calls for Indefinite Freeze – Kasich says “Unacceptable”!

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Iberdrola, EverPower, NextEra, Apex, WindLab…they are all talking to your Representatives…Are You?