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OCOTILLO RESIDENTS’ WOES CONTINUE AS NEW DUST STORM, FLOODING, WHITE SLUDGE FLOW STRIKES COMMUNITY

In a follow up to our article about Octillo, California about the devastation caused by Pattern Energy’s industrial wind development, the assault on the town’s residents continue. Miriam Raftery — East County Magazine — September 8, 2013 A new dust storm, flooding and more white foam flowed through Ocotillo today, heightening residents’ concerns about impacts […]

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A Tale of Two Wind Facilities — Ontario, Canada and Ocotillo, California

Last summer (2012) Quixotes did a video of the inefficiency of wind energy in Ontario using the 160 turbine facility at Melanchton as an example. A fellow wind group in Ocotillo (pronounced Okoteeyo) California has made some strikingly similar videos using the 112 wind turbines that currently surround their tiny town in the desert. The interesting […]

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A Must Read Narrative on Life Next to a California Industrial Wind Facility

Tip o’ the hat to Mothers Against Wind Turbines Wind turbines are everywhere out here They’re over 300 feet high. They kill birds. They’re linked to cancer. Siobhan Braun — San Diego Reader — August 21, 2013 Donna Tisdale’s home office looks like  something out of an episode of the TV show Hoarders. Paperwork spills  […]

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Turbine Plans Unnerve Fans of Condors in California

Felicity Barringer — New York Times — May 25, 2013 The California condor’s slow 20-year climb back from the brink of extinction has long been a fragile not-quite-success story in the conservation world. So when the news came on Friday that developers of a wind-energy project near the Mojave Desert would not face criminal charges […]

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California’s “Green Energy” Completely Fails to Power State

Leslie Eastman — Legal Insurrection — March 4, 2013 Back in the early 2000′s, the Enron scandal lead to California’s rolling blackouts.  As a result, as an environmental health and safety specialist, I began including information on handing power outages into company safety manuals. Now, thanks to “Green Energy”, it looks like I am going to […]

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Renewable Energy: Bringing Blackouts Back to California?

Walter Russell Mead — The American Interest — February 27, 2013 The epidemic of power outages and “rolling blackouts” which nearly shut down California in the early 2000s may be returning. Back then, the culprits were unscrupulous energy providers like Enron and a poorly-thought out process of deregulation. This time, renewable energy would be to blame, as […]

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California wind project abandoned. Company rep says no wind, but was it really a victory for opponents?

Chris Clarke — ReWire — January 11, 2013 A controversial proposal to locate as many as forty 420-foot-tall wind turbines near a wildland preserve in the Morongo Basin appears to be a non-starter. Portland-based wind developerElement Power has informed the Bureau of Land Management that it doesn’t plan to install turbines atop Black Lava Butte and […]

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A Running Leap off the Green Energy Cliff

California’s Path to Bankruptcy Keith Kohl — Energy & Capital — January 4, 2013 We’ve been watching our government stick its fingers in the energy pie for decades now… Oil and gas subsidies go back nearly a century. We’ve doled out an average of $4 billion to them every year since. These incentives include a […]

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California’s Energy Mess

The Press Enterprise — December 5, 2012 California should already know the dangers of pushing blindly ahead on poorly understood energy policies. The governor needs to order a comprehensive cost analysis of state renewable energy goals. And state officials need to combine the various, disjointed clean energy efforts into an organized — and realistic — […]

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California May Credit Big Hydro Power to Green Energy Goal

James Nash — Bloomberg — April 17, 2012 California, the second-largest U.S. hydroelectric producer, would count large water projects toward its goal of having renewable resources supply a third of its power under a bill approved by an Assembly committee. The measure would remove a limitation that now counts only smaller hydropower projects, capable of producing 30 […]

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