Hidden costs of wind power a burden to the local economy

Wind energy is hailed as a boost to the local economy. It’s really a burden to the economy, and here’s how. The Hidden Costs of Wind-Power Subsidies The negative prices for wind power force local utilities out of wholesale power markets because utility-owned generation can’t compete with subsidized, mandated power, with demand growth very low … Continue reading Hidden costs of wind power a burden to the local economy

More Wind Industry Deceptions.

The Lies and deceptions by the wind industry are well documented. What makes this local Board and officials think that this project is any different? On the road to truthiness SEPTEMBER 21, 2018  | Perry White | Watertown Daily Times We recently ran a story about opponents of the Galloo Island Wind Farm project demanding that developer … Continue reading More Wind Industry Deceptions.

Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

How long do turbines last? These in New York were built between 2013 and 2015.   The sales pitch is that The lifespan of a windmill typically spans 20 to 25 years, but these turbines began to break down in less than three.   NEW YORK SPENT $5 MILLION ON WIND TURBINES THAT DON’T EVEN … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes? Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer August 14, 2018 | Daniel McGraw | scientificamerican.com  Aside from a small pilot program along the coast of Finland, offshore wind turbines have not been placed in waters that freeze during winter. Moving ice can act … Continue reading Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies

AEP Cancels Plans for $4.5 billion U.S. Wind Farm Power company scraps Wind Catcher project after rejection by Texas regulators By  Erin Ailworth July 27, 2018 5:30 p.m. ET American Electric Power Co. said Friday that it is scrapping plans to develop one of the largest wind farms in the U.S., a day after the … Continue reading Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies