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

Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map

Map from Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map Compiled by thumbwind.com from public data and news sources. Contains incidents, accidents and failures in industrial wind farms within the State of Michigan.   Information responsibility of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum and source acknowledged at http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk CAITHNESS WINDFARM INFORMATION FORUM

Wind Energy in Cold Climates

12-21-2017 | Natural Resources Canada The operation of wind turbines in a cold climate such as Canada’s involves additional challenges not present in warmer locations: Accumulation of ice on wind turbine blades resulting in reduced power output and increased rotor loads; Cold weather shutdown to prevent equipment failure; and Limited or reduced access for maintenance … Continue reading Wind Energy in Cold Climates

Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Coal, natural gas, nuclear power largely delivered. We should think twice about leaning too much on intermittent forms like wind, solar. FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Isaac Orr | Excerpt: Read full article at startribune.com This week’s bitter cold had the potential to be deadly. But thanks to reliable forms of energy like coal, natural gas and … Continue reading Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Circle tour of Lake Superior, marred by wind turbines.

July 30, 2015 | Wind Concerns Ontario, Toronto photographer documents wind farm destruction in Ontario’s North Toronto area resident and photographer Gord Benner took a circle tour of Lake Superior this summer and was astonished to see the damage being done by wind “farm” construction in Ontario’s formerly pristine North, especially the iconic Algoma region … Continue reading Circle tour of Lake Superior, marred by wind turbines.

Don’t blow it: Unregulated wind farms encroach on pristine Texas wilderness

Jan. 15, 2019 | Devils River Conservancy | tribtalk.org The  Devils River Conservancy, is spearheading the “Don’t Blow It” campaign to advocate for thoughtful regulation of wind energy development — an industry quickly expanding in rural Texas, largely without rules and with serious negative implications for Texans. While the campaign is in full support of renewable … Continue reading Don’t blow it: Unregulated wind farms encroach on pristine Texas wilderness

Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

Turbines often idled during deep freezes to prevent damage Reduction in wind output boosts fuel burns as prices climb January 30, 2019 | Chris Martin | Bloomberg  Read the Full article — With assistance by Brian K Sullivan, and Naureen S Malik "Wind generation on Wednesday afternoon was less than half its annual average in … Continue reading Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

David vs. Goliath or Don Quixote? A GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE U.P. WILDERNESS FROM INDUSTRIAL WIND DEVELOPMENT

Newsletter: The Upper Peninsula Environment The Upper Peninsula Environment is published four times per year. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition welcomes thoughtful discussion on a variety of environmental topics relevant to the U.P. The article on pages 2-3, published in the January 2019 Winter (725 KB pdf)  Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), Newsletter, discusses how and why local residents led by our … Continue reading David vs. Goliath or Don Quixote? A GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE U.P. WILDERNESS FROM INDUSTRIAL WIND DEVELOPMENT