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.

Wind power policies bring big costs and questionable benefits

February 14, 2019 | Matthew Lau | torontosun.com Governments of all political stripes in Canada have supported expanding wind power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — from the federal Liberals and Alberta NDP to even, at times, the conservative Saskatchewan Party. But is it a good idea to make Canadians pay more for energy in order … Continue reading Wind power policies bring big costs and questionable benefits

Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production. Jan 4, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | TEDx Talks  Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, … Continue reading Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

Why farmers in Iowa hope wind energy will blow over.

Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze  - Farmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches. [excerpts] AUG 24, 2017 |  Leah Mcbride Mensching | slate.com Nearly 175 years ago, Lana Wanders’ ancestors settled in what would soon become the state of Iowa. The farm served as a stopping point for people heading west who had run out … Continue reading Why farmers in Iowa hope wind energy will blow over.

Green New Deal Is the Antithesis of Green

While parts of the New Green Deal are worthwhile goals, many are misguided. We do need a plan to move towards a healthier and cleaner environment, but one that looks at real solutions. Increased Wind and Solar equal increases in Mining and land use. If the situation is so dire, then the New Green Deal … Continue reading Green New Deal Is the Antithesis of Green

Videos: The wind turbine land agent.

Videos about meetings with a wind turbine salesman. Partly humorous, and entirely too much the sad truth. Video 1.  Wind turbine land agent makes first contact with a landowner Video 2 Land agent makes second contact with a potential turbine host. Video 3  Land agent makes third contact with a potential turbine host. Video 4  Let's talk … Continue reading Videos: The wind turbine land agent.

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind Jonathan Carter | Forest Ecology Network The developers of mountaintop industrial wind are touting many promised benefits – from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased dependence on fossil fuels, to a huge economic renaissance. These are all false promises spun to enhance public acceptance. In recent months as I … Continue reading The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind

Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.

Recent studies show flaws of wind power November 25, 2018 | THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARD THE rap on wind power is that it isn't practical. New research reinforces this belief, and suggests wind power isn't as environmentally beneficial as claimed. The studies, authored by Harvard researchers and published in “Environmental Research Letters” and “Joule,” examined … Continue reading Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.

Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer: turbines would have to be stacked across the American landscape.

Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer: As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape. October 30, 2018 | Robert Bryce  | City Journal On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically … Continue reading Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer: turbines would have to be stacked across the American landscape.