Why farmers in Iowa hope wind energy will blow over.

Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze  - Farmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches. [excerpts] AUG 24, 2017 |  Leah Mcbride Mensching | slate.com Nearly 175 years ago, Lana Wanders’ ancestors settled in what would soon become the state of Iowa. The farm served as a stopping point for people heading west who had run out … Continue reading Why farmers in Iowa hope wind energy will blow over.

Videos: The wind turbine land agent.

Videos about meetings with a wind turbine salesman. Partly humorous, and entirely too much the sad truth. Video 1.  Wind turbine land agent makes first contact with a landowner Video 2 Land agent makes second contact with a potential turbine host. Video 3  Land agent makes third contact with a potential turbine host. Video 4  Let's talk … Continue reading Videos: The wind turbine land agent.

Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

DEC 9, 2018 | JO WARD | Post Journal ARKWRIGHT — Opinions are mixed about the windtowers now operating in Arkwright. “The windmills are producing power at the highest capacity that EDPR has in all of its windmill projects,” Arkwright Supervisor Fred Norton stated at the town board’s regular November meeting. “They’re very pleased with it.” According … Continue reading Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

Regulators table Canby area wind farm over labor concerns Union said developer of Bitter Root project relies on out-of-state labor. DECEMBER 6, 2018 | Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune State utility regulators postponed a vote to approve a western Minnesota wind farm Thursday after construction unions criticized the project’s nonunion builder for primarily hiring out-of-state … Continue reading RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

The second Zoning change made without without benefit of the State required public hearing. The first was including lower blade clearances. The Initial Hearing notice for one public meeting did not include the additional changes, therefore was not sufficient for meeting legal requirements. Township panel allows setback waiver for proposed wind farm OCT 25, 2018 … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

Impact of Wind Turbines on Market Value of Texas Rural Land

"Market Data and common sense tell us property  values are negatively impacted by the presence of wind turbines." February 13, 2009 | Gardner Appraisal Group Inc. via  http://www.GardnerAppraisalGroup.com  - PDF Presentation Prepared for the South Texas Plains Agriculture Wind & Wildlife Conference American Wind Power Center & Museum, Lubbock, Texas

Deceptions: Apex lies about Turbine injuries and deaths.

APEX Clean Energy representative lies about Turbine injuries and deaths – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 | JMKRAFT | PAXTON, IL. (ECWd) A representative of APEX Clean Energy, in her attempt at diminishing concerns expressed of health impacts of wind turbines, stated during a Ford County Planning Commission meeting that “No member of the public has ever been injured … Continue reading Deceptions: Apex lies about Turbine injuries and deaths.

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

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“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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