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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End of the road. Supreme court denies to hear case on U.P. County Rd 595.

March 13, 2019 | Tyler J Markle | WLUC - uppermichiganssource.com MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The legal fight for County Road 595 is at this time, over. The Supreme Court on March 4, 2019 denied the Marquette County Road Commission's request for a review on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to veto the road proposal. The … Continue reading End of the road. Supreme court denies to hear case on U.P. County Rd 595.

Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

March 7, 2019 | Peter Raven, Mary S. Booth| thehill.com America is exporting huge amounts of our forest wood for burning in European power plants and other places around the world, even though science shows this wood is worse for climate change than the fossil fuels it is replacing. This is ironic — and self-defeating — since … Continue reading Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?

Environmentalists who oppose biofuels & biomass imagine solar & wind farms are fundamentally different even though they suffer from the same low energy density problem. Mar 7, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | forbes.com Over the last 10 years, the cost of solar panels and wind turbines declined so significantly, and were scaled-up so quickly, that … Continue reading With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?

Congress Should Keep Its Promise to End Energy Subsidies

March 06, 2019 |Katie Tubb | The Daily Signal  As Americans work to file their taxes, Congress is setting to work on a package of expired tax credits this spring to enrich a few energy technologies at the expense of federal taxpayers. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., of the Senate Finance Committee last … Continue reading Congress Should Keep Its Promise to End Energy Subsidies

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New resource library helps cities boost buildings’ energy efficiency

March 4, 2019 | Katie Pyzyk | smartcitiesdive.com Dive Brief: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have compiled a resource library to help cities boost building energy efficiency, thus reducing wasted energy and pollution while increasing equity in addressing climate change. The free, interactive toolkit was built on the best practices … Continue reading New resource library helps cities boost buildings’ energy efficiency

Crawl out out of the snow and come have some fun! Friends of the Huron Mountains fundraiser!

Friends of the Huron Mountains fundraiser! Crawl out out of the snow and come have some fun! Turkey/lasagna dinner followed by dancing, will also have some beautiful baskets to bid on! Dinner and dance tickets $20 ea. or just dance $10 ea. American Legion, March 16th. Tickets available from Java by the Bay, or any … Continue reading Crawl out out of the snow and come have some fun! Friends of the Huron Mountains fundraiser!