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November 13, 2017

Big Wind Subsidy Miners Suing Small Towns

Filed under: wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 10:03 AM
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Subsidy Miners with billions in federal subsidies are suing small towns to try and force them to allow 800 foot bird choppers.

” … numerous upstate towns are actively fighting the encroachment of Big Wind. To cite just one recent example: Last month, the Watertown City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the development of eight industrial wind-turbine projects totaling 1,000 megawatts of capacity, because the projects could impair military training capabilities near Fort Drum.

 Over the past decade or so, members of Reynolds’ group — some of America’s biggest subsidy miners — have collected $18.7 billion in federal and state subsidies. The burgeoning backlash against Big Wind means a growing group of rebellious New York towns stand between Reynolds’ members and even more taxpayer gravy.

The $18.7 billion sum was obtained by matching ACENY’s membership roster with data from Subsidy Tracker, a program run by Good Jobs First, a Washington-based government-accountability organization. That $18.7 billion includes all federal grants, tax credits, loans, loan guarantees and state subsidies.

The subsidies are corrosive. They encourage wind-energy companies to use legal action to bully rural landowners and small towns. They also induce the wind industry to kill more wildlife, including bats and birds.

 

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October 25, 2017

“Isolated” Incidents at Wind Farm

Filed under: wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 5:48 PM
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Isolated?

October 18, 2017

Video: Wind Turbines and Solar Panels and Hurricanes

Filed under: CO2,Hurricanes,Solar Farm,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 7:30 AM
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The wind turbine blades did poorly in Puerto Rico.

 

 

May 12, 2017

World Total Primary Energy Supply

Filed under: CO2,Coal,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 8:03 AM
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Remember, when they say “renewable” what it really means is:

“Their trick is to hide behind the statement that close to 14 per cent of the world’s energy is renewable, with the implication that this is wind and solar. In fact the vast majority — three quarters — is biomass (mainly wood), and a very large part of that is ‘traditional biomass’; sticks and logs and dung burned by the poor in their homes to cook with. Those people need that energy, but they pay a big price in health problems caused by smoke inhalation.

…world energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years.”

The items circled in red do not produce CO2.

http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/matt-ridley-wind-power-makes-0-of-world-energy/

 

August 22, 2016

German Electricity August 2016 – Days and Days Without Much Wind

Filed under: Germany,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 4:27 PM

Sometimes the wind blows in Germany and then it stops for 5 days ….

 

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August 17, 2016

Eagle Killers Want Body Count Kept Secret

They want the body count kept secret.

“A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the US government from releasing information to the Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities.

Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in US district court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to the Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the US Freedom of Information Act. The government concluded that the industry’s concerns were “insufficiently convincing” to keep the files secret.

The information the AP sought was part of its larger investigation into bird and eagle deaths at windfarms and the administration’s reluctance to prosecute the cases as it advocated the pollution-free energy source. The AP asked the US Fish and Wildlife Service for data collected under federal permits given to companies to collect the carcasses of protected bird species, including eagles and migratory birds, found dead at their facilities.

Using documents, emails and interviews with former wildlife officials, the AP in articles published last year documented more than four dozen eagle deaths in Wyoming since 2009, and dozens more in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Corporate surveys submitted to the federal government and obtained by AP showed at least 20 eagles found dead in recent years on Pacificorp windfarms in Wyoming.”

Read more here.

 

 

July 21, 2016

Ontario Exceeding Bat Deaths By Wind Turbine Limit

Filed under: Bats,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 1:14 PM
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Wind Turbines in Ontario come with a license to kill bats.

Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has set 10 bat deaths per turbine as the threshold at which the mortalities are considered significant and warrant action.

And that number is being exceeded.

Bats are being killed in Ontario at the rate of 18.5 per turbine, resulting in an estimated 42,656 bat fatalities in Ontario between May 1 and October 31, 2015, according to the report released by Bird Studies Canada, a bird conservation organization.

Imagine what would happen if the oil industry was allowed to kill 10 bats or birds per oil well.

Imagine the screaming from “environmentalists”.

Birds are being killed too.

14,144 non-raptors killed by wind turbines and 462 raptor fatalities between May 1 and October 31 in 2015.

 

 

July 5, 2016

A Good Start

Filed under: wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 7:59 PM
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Two on fire

June 7, 2016

German Electricity June (1st to 7th) 2016

Filed under: Germany,Uncategorized,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 5:13 PM
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Remember the big noise a few weeks back about Germany being essentially powered by wind turbines.

Not so much noise now that wind is 5GW or less for about 6 days in a row.

Germany_Week_June_7_2016_All

 

May 18, 2016

Ontario spills cheap hydro for expensive wind – And Wants More

Filed under: Hydro,Ontario,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 9:26 AM
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Idiots are running Ontario. (Ruining … running … same difference)

Ontario continues its buy-high, sell-low policy for electricity by wasting cheap hydro in favour of expensive, intermittent wind. And the government is contracting for more, says Parker Gallant.

Calculations are:

Wind generation cost @ $133/MWh (1.7 TWh @ $133 million per TWh = $226 million)

+ gas generation backup of 330 MW (assuming an average of $12,500 per MW per month and 60% capacity generation per MW) = $150 million

+ the cost of spilled hydro @ $44 million per TWh = $75 million for 1.7 TWh.

The total cost (without inclusion of steamed-off nuclear, cost of solar power, losses of revenue for exports, etc.) is

$451 million for the 1.7 TWh OPG spilled.

Cost to Ontario ratepayers for the 1.7 TWh OPG spilled cost ($451 million/1.7 TWh) = an average of 26.5 cents per kWh.

What this means: the Green Energy Act and its many flaws has created a situation where publicly and privately owned generators suffer no consequences from producing power “out of sync” with demand, and as a result, electricity ratepayers are penalized by paying six times the actual cost for a kilowatt of electricity (including a built-in profit).

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