It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty

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

Blight for Naught: Wind Turbines and the Rationalized Desecration of Nature

False Progress

“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold *

mars-hill-maine-ruined-by-wind-turbines 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.

Laurel Mountain wind and battery storage 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.

wild-horse-wind-and-solar-facility-gauntlet 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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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