SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette
It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty SEP 29, 2018 | Matt Markey | Toledo Blade NEW RIEGEL, Ohio — Then the sludge barrel is opened, and the spin machine is set to turbo. Commissioner Mike Kerschner, a Republican who opposes the current arrangement with wind energy companies, then gets blasted by the pair … Continue reading It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty
More RES deception. They hired a toxicologist from Ontario who is used by many wind companies as whatever expert they need him to be. In L'Anse he was introduced as a "wildlife biologist." February, 2018 L’ANSE — Renewable Energy Systems held an open house ... Chris Ollson a third-party wildlife biologist which he is not. … Continue reading More RES deception.
This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company's request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren't revealed. For example, what does "more energetic turbines" The Planning Commission … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.
“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold *
This type of mountaintop removal is praised by many coal mine haters. Wind projects don’t remove as much rock but they add stark, unnatural structures. R.I.P. Mars Hill, Maine.
For this “green” experiment, 12 miles of Laurel Mountain, West Virginia were industrialized, including a battery storage gesture that tries to make wind seem non-transient.
Early explorers would have seen this as an enemy gauntlet, and modern gut reactions are similar. There should be a penalty for ruining unbroken vistas.
Unsettling numbers of environmentalists fail to see that wind turbines are enemies of nature posing as saviors. Calling them eco-traitors is justified when you study the scope of future plans. Wind in the abstract sense is clean and natural, but the physical manifestation of how people “harvest” wind…
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