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.

Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances

Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances Robert Sullivan | Visual Resource Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory' Field observation of wind facilities in western landscapes revealed that the facilities were visible at distances of 36 mi (58 km) in both daytime and nighttime views, and were found a major focus of visual attention at distances of … Continue reading Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances

There is no free environmental lunch when it comes to building and using massive turbine structures.

The Reality of Industrial Wind Power Oct 01, 2018  |Jeff Ingber | Townhall.com. | [See full article] I certainly want to preserve the environment for my grandchildren and theirs, and I appreciate the threat posed by fossil fuels. But wind power, shrouded in a mystique of cost-effective, clean, renewable energy, creates far more problems than is … Continue reading There is no free environmental lunch when it comes to building and using massive turbine structures.

Calculate the Sweep Area of Turbine Blades.

Swept Area and Rated Power The power output of a wind turbine is directly related to the area swept by the blades. The larger the diameter of its blades, the more power it is capable of extracting from the wind. Rotor Diameter – This number is listed on most wind turbine spec sheets. It is simply … Continue reading Calculate the Sweep Area of Turbine Blades.

5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms – The Scotsman

This was in 2014, how many more millions of trees and habitats have been destroyed since? 5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms 02 January 2014 | ILONA AMOS | The Scotsman ONLY a fraction of Scottish forests felled to make way for wind farms have been replanted, figures show, sparking calls for a … Continue reading 5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms – The Scotsman