Three Decades of Wind Industry Deception: A Chronology of a Global Conspiracy of Silence and Subterfuge

February 22, 2015 by stopthesethings

Big Wind Big LieA little while back, a Scottish pen-smith posed a little rhetorical on the subtle art of skulduggery:

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practise to deceive!

 

There have been few industries that have had more practice, and as much success, in that subtle art, as the wind industry.

STT has popped up 880 posts in the, just over, two years since we cranked into gear – on our mission to destroy the wind industry.

A fair slice of them have concerned the topic of the adverse health effects caused by turbine generated incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound; the woefully inadequate, indeed, utterly irrelevant noise standards written by the wind industry; and the institutional corruption that:

a) allowed those standards to become the “benchmarks” in the first place; and

b) witnesses public authorities, with a responsibility to protect public health, not only sitting on their hands, but barracking in favour of the wind industry, at the expense of the very people these planning and public health agencies and authorities are paid handsomely to protect. Continue reading Three Decades of Wind Industry Deception: A Chronology of a Global Conspiracy of Silence and Subterfuge

Are wind turbines good neighbors?

Posted On Sat. Apr 4th, 2015
By : Lou Wilin for The Courier

Pic3Construction of five wind turbines, each nearly twice as tall as the Hancock County Courthouse, will begin this spring just outside Findlay, but not everyone thinks they will supply electrical energy as harmlessly and quietly as promised here and elsewhere.

The 262-foot towers, costing about $18 million, will stand near the Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp. plants south of Allen Township 215 and north of Hancock County 99 in Allen Township.

One Energy, a Findlay company, plans to sell all of the energy from three turbines to Ball, supplying about 20 percent of the factory’s needs for 20 years. Whirlpool will buy all the energy from two turbines, which will supply about 22 percent of its power needs.

Ball has said the wind energy will provide savings over existing electricity rates. The turbines also will generate no greenhouse gas emissions, which are associated with climate change.

But wind turbines elsewhere have faced criticism on a number of counts. Continue reading Are wind turbines good neighbors?

Wind Turbine Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois

“Edgar County Watchdogs”

December 28, 2014

WindFarmHomeValueTanks

Vermilion Co., IL.

Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois.
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We have been witnessing a lot of issues with wind farms for the past 2 years.  We are now monitoring and watching to see what happens to a property when wind turbines are constructed nearby.
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This summer, APEX Wind Energy constructed a wind farm which is now owned by IKEA (the build-it-yourself furniture company).
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This real life example of property value loss due to wind turbines constructed nearby is a 5.19 Acre tract of land featuring multiple outbuildings, grain bins, mature trees, nice home, and swimming pool situated on a very attractive well-maintained property.  The address is 36178 N 990 East Rd, Rossville, Illinois.
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This property sold approximately May 27, 2014, at $295,000 BEFORE any wind turbines were constructed.
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During June/July/August/November, the landscape surrounding this home took on dramatic changes.  Giant industrial wind turbines, which are known to cause sleep depriving noise and terribly uncomfortable shadow flicker, were constructed in adjacent fields, perhaps 1,500 feet away from this property.
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Now, on December 21, 2014, just 6 months after selling for $295,000, this property was listed for sale at a starting asking price of $129,900.

Continue reading Wind Turbine Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois

Obama Administration Report Overstates Wind Power’s Potential, Understates Costs and Limitations

ImageGen.ashxCost of wind power generation more likely to fall if wind is forced to compete in the market, far less so if it continues to receive subsidies

Julian Morris for Reason Foundation
March 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy just released a report in which it claims that consumers and the environment would benefit from increasing the proportion of electricity derived from wind power. As the White House press release puts it:

“The report shows that with continuing technological advancements, cost reductions, and siting and transmission development, the nation can deploy wind power to economically provide 35% of our nation’s electricity and supply renewable power in all 50 states by 2050.”

The “continuing technological advancements” and “cost reductions” mean the White House’s estimate is based on hope — hope that some as-yet unimagined future technology will change the economics of wind power, making it more cost effective than fossil fuel-based generation. That’s not impossible — but it is very unlikely. And hope without change can be both costly and unpleasant. Continue reading Obama Administration Report Overstates Wind Power’s Potential, Understates Costs and Limitations

DOE Wind Fantasies (same assumptions, same results)

By Lisa Linowes — March 24, 2015

for Master Resource

Wind-farmThe Department of Energy, has once again buddied up with its friends in the wind industry to release an updated vision of how the United wind energy can achieve a 20% market share of the electricity (not total energy) market by 2030. This time, DOE went a step further to claim we could get to 10% wind by 2020 and a whopping 35% wind by 2050 (wind’s current electric-market share is 4.5%).

A quick review of the report suggests it suffers the same flaws as DOE’s last attempt from 2008. For example, using DOE’s own numbers, between now and 2020 (5 years), the U.S. would need to: Continue reading DOE Wind Fantasies (same assumptions, same results)

Wind: Snake oil salesmen claim cure for oil addiction

thomastacyby Tom Stacy

In the 21st century, we are parting with what’s in our wallets. We compare our purchases against our knowledge, budgets and convenience. This phenomenon, known as the “utility theory of value,” drives innovation and entrepreneurship — key to our nation’s impressive economic history. In a free market system, customers demand “more for less.” Companies that fill these demands thrive. The rest disappear.If a seller makes false claims about his product, it isn’t long before the customer base dry up — or worse! At least that’s how it is supposed to work. But what about when the government collects our money — in the form of taxes — and spends it on things it claims we want? Do lawmakers follow up to make certain the value of “government-picked winners” meets or beats the public’s expectations, or even their own? Continue reading Wind: Snake oil salesmen claim cure for oil addiction

If You Want to Read Something That Will Give You the Chill Bumps, Read On !!!

Webmaster’s Note: The follow story was sent out by Linda Hughes through the informational email “Wind News” . I do not usually post directly from that source but I thought the following was simply too important not to share, not only with my fellow Greenwich neighbors, but hopefully there will be others from other communities who will benefit as well.  Kevin Ledet,  Chairman for GNU, has in the past endeavored to reach out with the Greenwich vs. Windlab story to neighbors to the north of us who are potential candidates for wind turbines ( yes, and with many, many more of them than that which was proposed for Greenwich!). Sadly, Kevin’s attempt at warning and educating has been met with a resounding silence! And so, it is with the same hope of warning and educating others I dedicate this post…

From Indiana comes an open letter from a Tipton County Commissioner to Howard County Commissioners who are considering proposals for wind development.  This letter is a must read.  It is an ‘oh so familiar’ lament and we are seeing more of them all across America.  Former Commissioner Harper closes her letter with this message: “As an elected official/public servant. . . . . if you must go forward with approvals that allow wind farm development . . . and thus you become the reason a wind farm was built in Howard County. . .  it will be a decision you will regret the rest of your life. “    Please read this letter in its entirety…

Dear Howard County Commissioners and Council Members; Continue reading If You Want to Read Something That Will Give You the Chill Bumps, Read On !!!

Why Wind Farms Can Be Relied On For Almost Zero Power

Robert Wilson is a PhD Student in Mathematical Ecology at the University of Strathclyde. His secondary interests are energy and the environment and writes on these issues at The Energy Collective.
Robert Wilson is a PhD Student in Mathematical Ecology at the University of Strathclyde.
His secondary interests are energy and the environment and writes on these issues at The Energy Collective.

November 17, 2014

By Robert Wilson

Modern society is fundamentally dependent on a reliable and on-demand supply of electricity. This electricity comes almost entirely from burning coal and natural gas, fissioning uranium or by large hydro-electric dams. On aggregate, these power plants can be relied on to supply electricity around the clock; a reliability that would seem miraculous to people living only a few centuries ago when light availability was completely dependent on whether the sun shone. Wind farms, however, cannot currently provide this reliability. In fact, on the scale of most countries aggregate wind farm output can be assumed to have almost zero reliability. In this sense, every wind farm must have a fossil fuel power plant sitting in wait for when the wind does not blow.

Let me begin by unpacking a banal statement: All power plants need back up. Continue reading Why Wind Farms Can Be Relied On For Almost Zero Power

Ohio Wind farm gets extension – OPSB rubber stamps another one!!

Wind farm gets extension (article is followed by an insightful comment by Tom Stacy)
By Danae King for LimaOhio.com

March 12. 2015

KENTON — A Hardin County wind farm was recently granted more time to begin construction due to energy market changes.

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved a request to extend Hog Creek Wind Farm’s certificate to 2018 on Monday.

The farm asked for the extension of its Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need due to “recent changes to Ohio’s energy market” and its progress developing the project, according to the motion for extension from the farm.

The farm, previously owned by JW Great Lakes Wind, LLC, plans to install about 31 wind turbines on 3,400 acres in Hardin County, according to the Ohio Power Siting Board’s website. The board originally approved the plans March 22, 2010. Continue reading Ohio Wind farm gets extension – OPSB rubber stamps another one!!

2 Charts Show Why Wind Power Won’t Solve the Carbon Problem

By Reuben Brewer for motley-fool-logoJuly 14, 2014

When discussing electricity, the words “carbon dioxide” invariably come into play. The utility industry’s use of carbon based fuels is responsible for roughly 40% of the generation of this greenhouse gas domestically. Alternative power options are often held up as the solution to this problem. But wind turbines are a great example of why this isn’t true—and these two graphs show why.

Getting into wind
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL  ) has made a big commitment to wind power. This mid-western utility got just 3% of its power from wind in 2005, which happens to be the backdated starting date for CO2 emission regulations being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By 2020, however, wind is projected to make up 22% of the company’s generation. Continue reading 2 Charts Show Why Wind Power Won’t Solve the Carbon Problem

How to Fight the Great Wind Power Fraud

An Analysis of Anti-Wind Farm Strategies
John Droz Jr

Physicist & Environmental Activist
Brantingham Lake, NY

fighting-the-good-fightAs a “concerned citizen” I often (probably too frequently) find myself in the situation of trying to fix some type of community problem — like propagating wind power.

Through years of valiant efforts — often successful but sometimes not — one thing I have learned is that being right isn’t enough. As a scientist, this concept is not intuitive to my way of thinking. It generally seems to me that the facts should determine the outcome.

But no, people being people, that often is not what happens.

This had lead me to a greater appreciation of the value of Public Relations. Most people do not understand Public Relations very well, as they confuse it with “advertising”, or categorized as a “pseudo-science” that amounts to a lot of subjective opinions. It’s neither.

I now understand Public Relations as really meaning “effective communication.” Clearly any issue stands a better chance of being resolved when there is better communication.

Public Relations is most applicable at public meetings, Letters to the Editor, websites, etc.

So how does this apply to local groups or environmental organizations who are against industrial wind power? Continue reading How to Fight the Great Wind Power Fraud

Thinking outside the box – ‘atta boy terry boose!!

Nan & Terry
Representatives Nan Baker and Terry Boose

“A House Current Resolution was introduced this week that would establish a sustainable energy abundance plan for Ohio to meet future Ohio energy needs with affordable, abundant and environmentally-friendly energy. HCR 9, introduced by Rep. Nan Baker (R-West Lake) and Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), has been referred to the House Public Utilities Committee. The resolution aims to bring awareness to alternative sources of energy and acknowledge the fact that Ohio needs to begin addressing its long-term energy needs.”

 hcr9_00_IN by Greenwich Neighbors United

What do we have to show for government subsidies of wind power?

By Randy T. Simmons, contributor, and Jordan Lofthouse

for The Hill

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For the past 23 years, the federal government has subsidized wind power with tens of billions of taxpayer dollars through the Production Tax Credit (PTC). What do we have to show for it? Wind energy only supplied 1.6 percent of total U.S. energy in 2014. Now the Department of Energy wants to reach a ridiculous goal of 20 percent wind energy by 2030. The fledgling wind industry has no hope of reaching that goal on its own, and the government wants to stick the American taxpayer with the bill to sustain an industry that can’t sustain itself.

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The PTC was originally intended to give the wind industry the kickstart it needed to be self-sufficient. But, despite wind energy’s 23-year reliance on fiscal training wheels, the Obama administration now wants to make the PTC permanent. Let that sink in a little bit. The government is considering the creation of an endless welfare system for big wind companies. If that isn’t crony capitalism, I don’t know what is. Continue reading What do we have to show for government subsidies of wind power?

House Passes Bill Promoting Wind Energy Expansion

Webmaster’s Note: As I read this article a couple of questions “popped” into my mind, maybe in yours, too…

1. A Mr. Timothy Burch says he is for “green energy” and he makes the assumption that it is good for all. Apparently he’s been taking payments right along from an industrial grade wind facility project that has yet to be built.  Oh oh, no project…no more money! I wonder which “green” Mr. Burch is referring to?

2. And now, from the “heads up” department, we see a “sneaky” politician in action ( obviously it doesn’t really matter Republican or Democrat).  As Ohioans, how far can our politicians be trusted? Yeah.. I know…

March 4, 2015 – State Representative Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek, Curt Sonney4th District) authored House Bill 188. It passed Wednesday in the Pennsylvania House with flying colors: 194 to 1.

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago, and did pass the House, but never made it onto the governor’s desk.

In a statement Wednesday, Rep. Sonney said:

“I am hoping this is the first step toward eventually advancing the bill to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature. Under existing law, owners of preserved farm land may grant a right-of-way for the installation, transportation or use of water, sewage, electric, telephone, coal or non-coal minerals by underground mining methods. It’s simply common sense to allow them this additional use of their property.” Continue reading House Passes Bill Promoting Wind Energy Expansion

Wind PTC Inextricably Linked to EPA Power Plant Rules

Tax credits & the EPAfrom the American Energy Alliance

An earlier article explained that for President Obama, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and the national environmental lobby, the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) is at the top of the to-do list for the lame-duck session that will close out the 113th Congress. While lawmakers debate the PTC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing its first regulation on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants—the foundation of President Obama’s broader “climate” agenda. These two policies—the wind PTC and the most recent EPA regulations on power plants—not only independently support the administration’s climate agenda, but also reinforce each other in important ways. Therefore, if Republicans in Congress truly want to rein in the EPA, they must reject any attempt to revive the wind PTC.

The EPA’s Regulation of CO2 Emissions from Existing Power Plants

As we detailed in a recent report, EPA regulations will close a staggering amount of affordable and reliable power plants—upwards of 72 gigawatts in total. That is enough to reliably power over 44 million homes. These closures will do very little for the climate, but will impose staggering new costs on American families and businesses. Continue reading Wind PTC Inextricably Linked to EPA Power Plant Rules

Two “Tales” don’t wag the same way

Webmaster’s Note: This post will be highlighting the story last week about Iberdrola’s pay out of 2+ million dollar “donation” (interesting word) to Van Wert from the operation of Blue Creek Industrial Wind Generating Facility ( here at GNU, we don’t call them “farms” any more. ).  Both stories come from the local Lima newspaper. The first is the original story and the second  article ( sent in by a Dawn Davis) is a response to that story. Ms. Davis tends to paint the “whole picture”, something the original story conveniently omits.

1. Wind farm company presents second year of donations

February 23. 2015 by Lindsay Friedman

VAN WERT — When asked if they could see wind turbines from home, a conference room containing 19 Crestview student council members with laptops raised their hands.

“Well, I can see the lights,” one student said.

The group of students and laptops were gathered together to help exemplify what the school does with donations from Iberdrola Renewables.

The company is responsible for the construction of Blue Creek Wind Farm’s 115 turbines in Van Wert, which serve as the largest single taxpayer in the county. The turbines have also been credited for creating a significant boon for local economy. Continue reading Two “Tales” don’t wag the same way

Climatic Jihad?

from WATTS UP WITH THAT?  Guest opinion by Paul Driessen

February 28, 2015

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Climate Crisis extremists attack experts who challenge claims of imminent climate Armageddon

ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well.

After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models and forecasts. Expensive, subsidized, environmentally harmful renewable energy makes little sense in world freshly awash in cheap, accessible oil, gas and coal.

Perhaps worse, Congress is in Republican control, and in 23 months the White House and Executive Branch could also shift dramatically away from the Freezing-Jobless-in-the-Dark Side of the Force.

Climate Crisis industrialists are also fed up with constant carping, criticism and questions from growing numbers of experts who will not kowtow to their End of Days theology Continue reading Climatic Jihad?

Bulgaria scraps incentives for new renewable energy installations

from Reuters Business

Fri, Feb 27

Bulgaria says no to wind

SOFIA, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s parliament scrapped
preferential prices for new renewable energy installations on
Thursday as the country is struggling to cut deficits in the
energy sector and keep a lid on consumers’ utility bills.

Wind power farms and photovoltaic parks mushroomed in 2011,
after Bulgaria introduced generous subsidies for renewable
energy, guaranteed for 20 years and committed to buy all the
energy produced by them.

But the incentives have weighed on the power costs in the
European Union’s poorest country, which has met its 2020 target
for a 16 percent share of renewable energy at the end of 2013. Continue reading Bulgaria scraps incentives for new renewable energy installations

GONE WITH THE WIND: 1 In 4 Wind Turbine Companies Went BUST In Last Two Years

by Michael Bastasch

01/16/2015

Business has not exactly been booming for some wind turbine companies, according to a new report that found that one in four suppliers have gone with the wind in the past two years.

FTI Consulting reports that more than 120 wind industry suppliers have collapsed or gotten out of the wind business in the past two years. FTI notes that lagging economies and fears of having their subsidies taken away have wreaked havoc on wind-turbine suppliers.

According to FTI, 88 wind suppliers from Asia, 23 from Europe, and 18 from North America have failed or left the wind market as part of a “prolonged market contraction.” These 129 firms represent about a quarter of the roughly 500 companies making wind turbine components. Components “account for more than 95 percent of a wind turbine’s total cost,” reports CleanTechnica. Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND: 1 In 4 Wind Turbine Companies Went BUST In Last Two Years

RESIDENTS OF GREENWICH GATHER TO DISCUSS WIND TURBINES DESPITE THE BAD WEATHER

Press Release
February 25, 2015

Contact Information:
Kevin Ledet, Chairperson
Greenwich Neighbors United
419-706-3997
kaledet1@gmail.com
www.greenwichneighborsunited.com

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RESIDENTS OF GREENWICH GATHER TO DISCUSS WIND TURBINES DESPITE THE BAD WEATHER

About 70 residents of Greenwich gathered on Sunday, February 22 at South-Central School to enjoy some hearty soups, listen to music and get an update on the proposed wind turbine development that is pending before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), Case number 13-990-EL-BGN.

Kevin Ledet, Chairperson of Greenwich Neighbors United, said, “Even though the weather was frigid, many residents came to our community event to become better educated about the harmful impact of wind turbines, and for fun and fellowship.” In addition to entertainment by Matt Missey, Continue reading RESIDENTS OF GREENWICH GATHER TO DISCUSS WIND TURBINES DESPITE THE BAD WEATHER

High Cost and Low Value of Electricity From Wind

Webmaster’s Note: Folks, we’re going to have to keep ourselves informed with the truth because”it’s the truth you know that sets and keeps you free”! There is another push in the works to inundate Ohio with more industrial wind power generators in the  ‘backyards” of our rural communities. We cannot rely on the “PR” of big wind developers, the politicians and biased media who are all seemingly “eating” at the same table with them. Money can be and should be better spent for developing ways of enhanced energy conservation, making present energy systems cleaner, developing “base load” energy systems and not intermittent, etc. Read on and be enlightened!

High Cost and Low Value of Electricity From Wind by GNU

Environmental Defense Fund Gets Schooled on Wind Power Costs

October 22, 2014
James M. Taylor

sock_puppets_photos_1Hell hath no fury like crony capitalists having their subsidies challenged. Case in point – the subsidy-dependent wind power industry is in emergency panic and attack mode on the heels of a paper documenting soaring electricity prices in the states most dependent on wind power.

Wind power lobbyists frequently claim expensive wind power somehow brings down electricity prices. In February of this year, for example, an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) press release claimed “consumers in the states that use the most wind energy have fared much better than consumers in states that use less wind energy.” I decided to fact-check AWEA’s self-serving claim, and I published the results last week in an article for Forbes.com . For my fact check, I compiled electricity price data for the 10 states most dependent on wind power and compared those prices to national electricity prices. The data, provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, showed electricity prices are rising at least five faster than the national average in nine of the 10 states deriving the highest percentage of electricity from wind power. Continue reading Environmental Defense Fund Gets Schooled on Wind Power Costs

Robert Bryce: The Real Climate ‘Deniers’ Are the Greens

While renewables subsidies have punished Europe, shale gas has cut U.S. emissions.

Byindex
Robert Bryce
Feb. 2, 2014

For years, greens and many on the political left have insisted that widespread adoption of renewable energy will create jobs and stimulate the economy. An example: In September 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama claimed at a speech in Golden, Colo., that his planned investments in “green” energy would create “five million new jobs that pay well and can’t ever be outsourced.”

It was all bunk. Continue reading Robert Bryce: The Real Climate ‘Deniers’ Are the Greens

Gibbs Named Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman

From Gibbs.gov

Jan 14, 2015

Bob Gibbs

Washington D.C.—Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after Chairman Shuster announced the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee assignments for the 114th Congress:

“I am looking forward to my third term as Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. Last Congress, my subcommittee worked with the House and Senate to craft the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  WRRDA improves our nation’s water infrastructure and promotes economic growth, and was one of the few bipartisan bills the President signed into law last year,” said Gibbs Continue reading Gibbs Named Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman

Five reasons why it is folly to adopt wind power as an energy source

January 23, 2015

by Patrick L O’Brien  for Irish Examiner

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While the arguments for wind power seem straightforward and compelling, Wind power would reduce our dependency on foreign oil, wind power is clean and would allow for the shut down of dirty fossil fuel fired power plants.

Wind power would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investment in wind power quickly pays for itself.

These arguments sound all too powerful and all make sense. Or do they?

First, there is the notion that somehow wind power will reduce our dependency on foreign oil. This hope is hinged on the prospect that wind power will somehow replace fossil derived electric power.

The problem with this theory is Continue reading Five reasons why it is folly to adopt wind power as an energy source

HURT: $75K a day over a pond: Your corrupt EPA thugs at work

Webmaster’s Note: At the very core of the wind power debacle is not the push for clean, renewable energy in order to “save” the planet. My observation has been the fight that we are now facing in Greenwich concerning the invasion of 500 ft. tall industrial electrical turbines stems from an out of control government. This is why you will be seeing more and more information presented on this website that will deal with topics about (but not limited to) the EPA (hyper regulation) & Climate change/Global warming /NASA (hyper alarmist). 

By Charles Hurt – – Tuesday, March 18, 2014

for The Washington Times

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If a man’s home is his castle, then his land is his kingdom.

Property boundaries, of course, must be respected, and trespassing across them becomes a legitimate matter of government’s concern. So, too, if you build a huge bonfire that rains toxic ash onto your neighbor’s land. Or hurl water balloons at his house using a giant, rubber-tubing slingshot that requires three people to operate.

And as old as the law itself are rules governing the use of water from flowing streams and rivers to ensure that landowners downstream are not denied their right to have and use water for their own benefit. These laws have never been designed to deny anyone the use of flowing water, but rather to ensure that everyone owning land along the waterway is able to enjoy reasonable use of the water.

But never in the history of Western thought or English common law have reasonable men been confronted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading HURT: $75K a day over a pond: Your corrupt EPA thugs at work

Not In Their Minds: Denial in the Wind/Health Debate

By Sherri Lange — February 18, 2015

for MasterResource (A free-market energy blog)

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the states of facts and evidence.” (John Adams, 1770)

“Facts are stupid….(laughter) stubborn things.” (Ronald Reagan, 1988)

When President Regan, in his address to the 1988 Republican National Convention, stumbled on the word “stubborn”–referencing the famous John Adams quote above–he might as well have been talking about the chasm between the facts of acoustic investigation of wind turbine installation, as reported by the victims, and the hyperbole and spin from the industry itself.

“Wind Facts” are openly  portrayed by the industry as “stupidly obvious” things:  green, clean and free. Complainers, aka victims,  are dismissed as hyper sensitive if not hypochondriacs. Academic or government studies often portray such subjects as having a natural disposition for unhappiness and discomfort about things such as body type, with inferences of predilection for an anti-wind position and negative physical effects. Continue reading Not In Their Minds: Denial in the Wind/Health Debate

Google Scientists Admit Renewable Energy Can’t Work

Investors.com editorial

11/24/2014

Junk Science: Google is literally and figuratively pulling the plug on its investment in renewable energy because the technology doesn’t work. Will its flop persuade the feds to stop dumping billions down this rat hole?einsteingoogle

Back in 2007 Google commanded star-spangled headlines with its new high-tech venture to go all in on the next big thing in technology: green renewable energy.

The tech giant was saluted as a good corporate citizen for its initiative to help combat global warming. In launching the project, company executives boasted they would prove that wind and solar power were not just good for the environment, but that solar energy could be produced profitably on a mass scale to replace dirty coal and even natural gas.

Its “green energy czar,” Bill Weihl, boasted: “It is even odds, more or less” that within “three years, we could have multiple megawatts of plants out there.”

Well, today those power plants don’t exist, Continue reading Google Scientists Admit Renewable Energy Can’t Work

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