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  • The Double Standards Industry

    04/14/2018 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all.  Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania. But then they bribe or force rural and vacation area communities to accept dozens of towering wind turbines that impact thousands of acres, destroy scenic views, kill thousands of birds and bats annually, and affect the sleep and health of...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Don’t Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • Danish wind turbine giant blown off course by cloudy outlook

    11/09/2017 6:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 9 November 2017 11:49 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Shares in Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, tumbled more than 17 percent Thursday after the Danish firm tweaked its annual outlook and its quarterly net profit slid. At 8:30 GMT, its shares were down 17.3 percent to 436.1 kroner (€58.60), in a market down 1.9 percent overall. Net profit fell 18 percent in the third quarter to €253 million, while sales slid 5.5 percent to €2.7 billion. The operating profit margin, which excludes exceptional items, dropped two percentage points from the same period last year to 12.9 percent. […] Vestas’ shares already tumbled 11 percent last Friday after...
  • Danish windmills set all-time record for lowest single day production

    09/27/2017 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 25 September 2017 19:40 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s booming wind industry has set a number of impressive records in recent years. From wind turbines accounting for the highest proportion of domestic electricity use ever produced in any country, to having the first windmill to ever pass the 100 million kWh mark or setting a record for the lowest price on wind power, Denmark’s windmills have often been the envy of the world. But last week, the nation’s fleet of windmills set a record of another kind. Broadcaster DR reported on Monday that final figures have revealed that September 18th was the least productive day in the history...
  • Delingpole: Revealed – How Renewables and the Global Warming Industry Are Literally Hitler

    07/28/2017 6:55:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/2017 | James Delingpole
    Have you ever wondered what kind of sadistic, totalitarian mentality you might need to want to carpet the countryside with bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco crucifixes in order to save the planet from an imaginary problem? This book, unearthed by David Archibald at American Thinker, offers a clue: It’s by a Nazi inventor and industrialist called Dr. Franz Lawaszeck, whose proposed solution to Germany’s energy problems in the 1930s was the wholesale adoption of wind turbines. In his book, he writes: Wind power, using the cost-free wind, can be built on a large scale. Improved technology will in the future make it...
  • Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

    05/12/2017 12:19:49 PM PDT · by all the best · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | May 13, 2017 | Matt Ridley
    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 got the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any BBC story or airport advert about energy, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades —...
  • Wind turbines generating regret; $100,000 turbines to create $1.50 in electricity monthly

    12/06/2016 9:58:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    peninsuladailynews.com ^ | December 4, 2016 | Paul Gottlieb
    Three windmill-like turbines loom motionless over the city of Port Angeles’ new Waterfront Park. The $107,516 spires stand immobile more than two months after they were erected and more than a year after the city council approved them. Once they are working to generate electricity, they will produce so little power — $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings — that at least one council member is regretting her decision to purchase them. They have not been activated because the city is involved in an inspection-related dispute with the manufacturer, UGE International Ltd. of New York City, Community and...
  • Wind Turbines, Rusting Giants of the Environmental Watermelon Religion

    08/28/2016 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    A dream born by the environmental watermelon religion, green on the outside, red on the inside I saw the once verdant wheat fields of Eastern Europe covered with ugly wind turbines, slowly spinning their huge blades into the wind. A few funnel dust swirls were blowing the topsoil into the air. They did not appear to be connected to any storage station that would distribute the electrical power generated. I searched and found out that they were really not connected to any network, were not generating usable electricity, they were all for show to placate the “green growth” European bureaucrats...
  • Feds propose changes to allow more bald eagle deaths

    07/03/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    9news.com | July 2, 2016 | Nelson Garcia,
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  • Wind Turbines Are Killing Birds and Bats

    06/09/2016 5:46:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/16 | DR. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While millions of birds and bats are dying needlessly, wind and solar power inconsistent energy production cannot replace coal. The world’s economy needs fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and hydro-power that provide a constant source of electricity I saw the once verdant wheat fields of Eastern Europe covered with ugly wind turbines, slowly spinning their huge blades into the wind. A few funnel dust swirls were blowing the topsoil into the air. They did not appear to be connected to any storage station that would distribute the electrical power generated. I searched and found out that they were really not connected...
  • Hundreds Of European Wind Turbines Are Operating At A Loss

    Hundreds of wind turbines in the Netherlands are operating at a loss and could soon be demolished, according to an article published Thursday by the Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad. Subsidies for generating wind energy aren’t cost effective anymore, according to the paper’s analysis. Most of Europe’s modern wind turbines are struggling to be profitable due to the inefficient subsidy structure. Financieele Dagblad is extremely worried about the failure of the Dutch wind industry, because the Netherlands is already behind its green energy targets. Dutch financial issues with wind power aren’t unique to the Netherlands. Globally, the wind power industry...
  • New Wind Turbines Taller Than The Empire State Building

    03/22/2016 1:44:15 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 44 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-03-2016 | M. Mouse
    Wind power may not be the cheapest, most efficient, or even most common form of renewable energy, but it is surely one of the most visually impressive methods of power generation. Anyone who has driven from Detroit to Toronto for instance can attest to the awe that comes from seeing dozens of windmills rising hundreds of feet into the air all turning in slow arcs with the wind. A new wind turbine design will put older smaller designs to shame though – if it can every get past the objections of environmentalists. Canada, with lots of land, is an ideal...
  • Wind turbines kill up to 39 million birds a year!

    11/04/2015 11:15:00 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CFACT ^ | March 18, 2013 | Jim Wiegand
    Big Wind hides evidence of turbine bird kills and gets rewarded. Here is how they do it. In 1984 the California Energy Commission .. the primary environmental issue alluded to was the extreme hazard that wind turbines posed to raptors. ... Since the early 1980s, the industry has known there is no way its propeller-style turbines could ever be safe for raptors. With exposed blade tips spinning in open space at speeds up to 200 mph, it was impossible. Wind developers also knew they would have a public relations nightmare if people ever learned how many eagles are actually being...
  • Wind Turbines ruining landscapes worldwide

    04/13/2015 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Now in Loch Ness: The hundreds of thousands of wind turbines polluting the rural landscape of countries near and far can’t talk, though there’s no guarantee that governments won’t some day find a way to have them spying on passing motorists. But the wind turbines ruining the landscape do send out a universal message, a messages that boldly states that Lib-Left governments can—and will—do whatever they want, loud objections from their constituents not withstanding. Modern day governments feel entitled to demoralize taxpayers with projects built with their own tax dollars. The utter dominance of rural lands by the wind turbine...
  • Our Lives and Freedoms Matter More Than Progressive Propaganda

    04/04/2015 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives do not realize in their monumental ignorance that they are supporting dark forces that will imprison them and eventually kill them for the very liberties they are falsely claiming that are under attack. The regime’s mainstream media purposefully ignores the latest renewable energy news and events while bombarding us non-stop with gay issues, Christian bashing, manufactured “white privilege” stretching to the nude color of bras and Band-Aids, and “black lives matter” idiotic disruptions of restaurant patrons around the country, patrons that have nothing to do with the black on black crime in areas such as Chicago. Mark Duchamp, Chairman...
  • Crispy Critters — Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Wind energy firm sues to block bird death data release - (owned by Berkshire Hathaway)

    11/19/2014 4:22:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    pbs ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dina Cappiello
    WASHINGTON — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The...
  • Wind PTC is Redistribution to the Rich

    11/03/2014 4:46:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Zachary Huffman
    Democrats are famous for pushing the idea that the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes. So, why are many of them lining up to support tax breaks for Big Wind's millionaires?Under the leadership of Harry Reid, lawmakers are pushing to extend the wind-energy industry's cash cow subsidy, the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). Created in 1992, the Wind PTC was scheduled to expire at the end of last year. Now, wind industry cronies and their friends in the Senate are leading the charge to revive the PTC by ramming an extension package through Congress during this year's lame-uck...
  • Bats lured to deaths at wind farms ‘because they think turbines are trees’

    09/29/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 29 Sep 2014 | Emily Gosden, Energy Editor
    Bats may be lured to their deaths at wind farms because they think turbines are trees in which they can find shelter, food and sex, according to new research. The creatures fly towards slow-moving turbines, only to be killed when gusts of wind spin the blades, scientists investigating “unprecedented” numbers of bat deaths at wind farms suggested. Flashing red lights may need to be installed at wind farms to help prevent the animals making the potentially-fatal mistake, they said. […] About 600,000 bats are estimated to have been killed by wind farms in the US in 2012. …