“Activate the U.P.: An Industrial Wind Power Plant in L’Anse Township?” Panel at UPEC’s “Celebrate the UP”

March 31, 2019 | Wayne Abba | Friends of The Huron Mountains A big THANK YOU to UPEC for inviting us to discuss our experience on a panel at "Celebrate the UP" in Marquette this weekend. And especially to Jeff Towner for facilitating and organizing our presentation, titled "Activate the U.P.: An Industrial Wind Power … Continue reading “Activate the U.P.: An Industrial Wind Power Plant in L’Anse Township?” Panel at UPEC’s “Celebrate the UP”

Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines

Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines Mar 29, 2019 | Margaret Slayton | News-Press Now A retired meteorologist was in Cameron, Missouri recently for a discussion with those concerned about wind turbine development in the area. Listen to Audio:  Mike Thompson,  former chief meteorologist for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, gave a March 21 presentation attended by … Continue reading Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines

Minnesota’s Third-Largest Wind Farm is Already Losing Steam: Output Falls 14 percent from 2014 Highs

March 28, 2019 | Isaac Orr | American Experiment According the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind turbines have operational lifetimes of 20 years, but it appears Xcel Energy’s Nobles wind project, the third-largest wind farm in Minnesota, is losing steam after just eight. The graph below was produced using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration plant-level data. It shows … Continue reading Minnesota’s Third-Largest Wind Farm is Already Losing Steam: Output Falls 14 percent from 2014 Highs

Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

Sometimes it is difficult to understand the loss and potential damages that will occur with Industrialization of the Michigamme Highlands and ridgelines of the Huron Mountains. This is a Tour of just one location shows what is at risk of being forever destroyed.  This is only one location, there are a proposed 54 to 68 … Continue reading Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

Meteorologist to discuss wind farms in Cameron, Missouri.

Meteorologist to discuss wind farms in Cameron Mar 19, 2019| Margaret Slayton | News-Press Now Mike Thompson, retired chief meteorologist for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, will give a free presentation on wind turbine development this week in Cameron, Missouri. The free event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Cameron Community Center located … Continue reading Meteorologist to discuss wind farms in Cameron, Missouri.

This is what it looks like when renewable energy expands exponentially.

According to the  USGS U.S. Wind Turbine Database there are 58,449 turbines with a total rated capacity of 91,115 MW, providing 6.5 percent of US. Electrical energy. Estimating the average percentage of electricity per number of turbines to double that to achieve 13% electricity from wind would require an estimated 116,000 Wind Turbines, To provide 50%  roughly 464,000 Wind … Continue reading This is what it looks like when renewable energy expands exponentially.

What would Ohio farmer do with this ‘rare’ BigWind event?

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Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 9.06.47 AM.pngWhy is it that something, BigWind touts as ‘RARE’, seems to be occurring so darned often?? We have blogged about countless fires. This nacelle (middle of machine) is described as being as large as a school bus and we know the blades to be longer than a football field.  People, mistakenly, do not realize the size and danger of these machines.  We liken it to walking the strip in Las Vegas.  A casino may ‘appear’ to only be a block away, but our view is distorted because of the size. The walk ends up being much farther away.  Turbines ‘appear’ to be small machines, from a distance, but in reality, they are very large industrial machines.  Such machines do NOT belong next to a child’s playground or a home! Imagine if this fire had occurred in Ohio during a summer? The fire would have spread like a wildfire out West!…..

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The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Mar 16, 2019 | John Vidal | huffpost.com Exerpt - Read full article: on huffpost Nature is in … Continue reading The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost