As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –

January 5, 2019 | Ivan Penn | The New York Times Facing billions of dollars in damages, PG&E and other utilities want legislators to let them pass on the cost to homeowners through higher electricity rates. LOS ANGELES — As California’s deadliest wildfire was consuming the town of Paradise in November, some of the state’s … Continue reading As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –

At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire

Footage obtained by CBC shows previous fire at site and construction blasting that raised issues among experts Dec 05, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News The Parry Sound 33 forest fire began at a massive wind farm construction site on the northeastern shore of Georgian Bay on July 18. The blaze burned out of control until late … Continue reading At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire

Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires

Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires OCT 17, 2017 |  IVAN PENN | Los Angeles Times Electrical power problems sparked the burning of 149,241 acres, according to data about 2015, the most recent year reported. (Oct. 17, 2017) The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether … Continue reading Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires

Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.

Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins  | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.

Skyscrapers, Towers, And Wind Turbines May Be Causing Thunder Snow

There is a credible amount of peer reviewed research linking buildings and large towers to cloud-to-ground lightning in snowstorms. Shocking, right? Since cloud-to-ground lightning is what is most dangerous to us (though accounts for a minority of lightning compared to intracloud and cloud-to-cloud), it is worth a further look. Christopher Schultz, a research meteorologist at … Continue reading Skyscrapers, Towers, And Wind Turbines May Be Causing Thunder Snow