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Small Vermont Town Stands Tall Against Wind Developer by a Vote of 274 – 9 Against.

Bruce Parker — Vermont Watchdog — October 2, 2015 In a stinging rebuke of Vermont’s most prominent wind developer, Irasburg residents packed Town Hall Thursday night and voted 274-9 against hosting giant wind turbines on a nearby ridgeline in sight of local neighborhoods. At a special meeting called by the Irasburg Selecboard, hundreds of people […]

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Maine Passes Legislation Giving Rural Residents More Say in Wind Projects

Naomi Schalit — Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting — July 2, 2015 AUGUSTA — After several years of trying, a group of citizens from the state’s rural Unorganized Territories (UT) have won their fight to pass legislation that could give them greater say in the siting of large, industrial wind turbines in their communities. […]

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U.S. — The Rapid and Expensive Demise of the Green Energy Fad

Stephen Moore — Daily Signal — May 9, 2015 The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid […]

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‘Big Wind’ destroys the environment while providing no net benefit

Mary Kay Barton — Orleans Hub — February 11, 2015 Considering the history of complete and utter civil discord created by Big Wind projects in rural New York State communities over the past decade – and the fact that industrial wind is a net economic and environmental loser – Orleans and Niagara County residents should […]

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New York City’s First “MASSIVE” Wind Turbine!!! How big is it you ask? Now don’t laugh…..

160 feet tall — producing 100KW….or as the New York Times say, enough to power one light bulb for 100 years.  And the great thing is, it only cost $750,000 which the wind company says will pay for itself within 5 years…..while producing enough power to light one bulb for a century.  So the question […]

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Wind Energy’s Bluster Peters Out

Marita Noon — Heartland Institute — January 12, 2015 Touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” Cape Wind became one of America’s most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the making, estimated at $2.6 billion for 130 turbines, covering 25 square miles in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts, the Cape […]

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U.S. — Conservation Groups and Wind Industry Clash over Damage to Desert Ecosystems

Wind energy faces turbulent future in desert Sammy Roth — The Desert Sun — November 24, 2014 For renewable energy advocates and environmental groups, few questions are more divisive than the impact of wind turbines on desert wildlife. Trade organizations see wind development as something of a climate change panacea: an abundant, relatively inexpensive clean […]

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U.S. — Turbines boosting governments’ bank accounts

(More than likely, this explains the Ontario Liberals deep obsession to building more of these behemoths, when we already have a surplus of electricity in this province — DQ) Tracy Moss — The News Gazette — November 23, 2014 In its first year on the property tax rolls, the California Ridge wind farm contributed more than […]

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Ocotillo Residents Say Wind Turbine Noise Creates a Living Hell

“It’s a horror beyond words; something you have to live to understand. Something must be done to stop the noise.” – Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing Tip o’ the hat to Ocotillo Wind Turbine Destruction East County Magazine — November 15, 2014 Pattern Energy Glenn Hodges explains that noise won’t be an issue due to the […]

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Oklahoma Judge Orders County to Approve Wind Turbine Development

(Editor’s Note:  The judge rejected complaints that the 400-foot towers would damage the sweeping views of the Osage prairie. “There is just as much of a chance,” the judge wrote, “that the general public will drive to see the operation of a wind farm as would be turned off by it.” So the judge rules […]

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Fighting Big Wind in Ohio — It’s the Same as Everywhere Else

Todd Hill — Telegraph Forum — November 7, 2014 “Stop the wind turbines!” “Say no to wind turbines!” “Wind turbines, go away!” Drive around rural Ohio long enough, particularly the parts of the state that are flat and dominated by large, agricultural fields, and you’re bound to see signs voicing these sentiments in the front […]

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Vermont Company Fined for Turbines Violating Noise Limits — State Board Member Says it Should Have Been More

Burlington Free Press (Vermont) — October 17, 2014 The state Public Service Board this week fined Green Mountain Power Corp. $1,000 for violating noise limits with its Lowell Mountain wind project. The penalty for the violations could have been up to $100,000. The board said Green Mountain Power’s agreement to conduct a year of continued […]

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U.S.: A Decade After Welcoming Wind, States Are Seriously Reconsidering

Sean Murphy — Associated Press — October 2, 2014 CALUMET, Okla. — A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs, and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects. To ensure the opportunity […]

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Greenwich, Ohio: School Board And Residents Refuse to Give up The Fight Against Wind Turbines — “We’re Awake Now”

South Central school board, officials signed letter opposing project. Joe Centers — Norwalk Reflector — August 31, 2014 The fight is not over. Residents know they have a battle on their hands, but they haven’t given up in their opposition to a windpark in their community. On Monday, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the […]

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Colour Us Surprised: Pricey Wind Turbines Remain Idle

Mark Sommerhauser — USA Today — August 31, 2014 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs, even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent. A Times investigation found the department has little to show for its […]

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