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Michigan Court Backs Finding of Wind Turbine Noise Problem

Jack Spencer — Michigan Capitol Confidential — June 28, 2014 Michigan’s 51st Circuit Court has ruled that Mason County was justified in determining that wind turbines at the Lake Winds Industrial Wind Plant near Ludington are too noisy. In his June 16 decision, Judge Richard Cooper denied Consumer Energy’s appeal to have the court overturn […]

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Article on New Ohio Setback Law Reveals Lots of Problems with the American Wind Industry as a Whole

New Ohio Law Requires Wind Turbines To Be Built Farther From Homes Science 2.0 — June 17, 2014 Wind energy advocates were pressing Ohio Governor John Kasich to use his line-item veto to remove what they called an anti-wind-energy provision from a tax-cutting budget bill – a requirement that new installations be built further away […]

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The Wind Industry Needs YOU! Here’s your chance to help solve the wind energy problem in Ontario

ATTENTION…IMPORTANT NEWS FOR PROMOTERS AND SUPPORTERS OF WIND.  Let’s be honest.  Wind energy is not for everyone. We all know that there are alot of people, who for whatever reason, will not be happy, or healthy, living near Industrial Wind Turbines.  But….that doesn’t have to mean the end of your dreams.   There is a logical, […]

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Violent Environmental Problems With Wind Turbine Operation

James H. Rust — Heartland — March 27, 2013 Renewable energy wind turbines as electricity sources possess extreme environmental problems not found in its renewable energy rival–solar photovoltaic.  These problems are due to rotation during operation of 130-foot or more long, thirteen-ton turbine blades with tip speeds of 200 miles per hour. An unavoidable problem of wind turbines […]

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Maine — Industrial wind turbines could cause sleep loss, study claims

Nick Sambides Jr. — Maine Sun Journal — November 27, 2012 American and British researchers, including a radiologist from Fort Kent, have published what they claim is the first peer-reviewed study to conclude that people living near industrial wind sites could suffer significant sleep loss and other health problems. Called “Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine […]

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Germany’s Renewable Energy Unicorn Hunt Stumbles, Again

Walter Russell — The American Interest — October 12, 2012 On Monday, Germany announced that it is about to be hit by a huge hike in electricity prices. Under the new rates, German consumers can expect to pay nearly $26 billion in surcharges on their electric bills next year in order to promote renewable energy. The […]

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Big wind will take any problem you are trying to solve — and make it worse.

(Editors note: I am personally all for smale scale wind, i.e. for home use to decrease dependency on the grid.  This article also acknowledges there are benefits for individual wind turbine use.  The problem though is, trying to integrate unstable, unreliable large scale wind power into an already reliable, efficient grid. — DQ) Big Wind […]

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An Excellent Analogy by John Droz Jr.

Tip of the Hat to Wind Resistance of Melancthon by John Droz Jr. One of the most important energy matters to accurately understand is that popular “renewable” electrical energy sources are not even remotely equivalent to our conventional energy sources. Not. Even. Close. Of course renewable lobbyists don’t want consumers and politicians to be aware of that reality, so […]

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Ontario’s Green energy having growing pains

Steve Kannon — Woolwich Observer Xtra — April 27, 2012 As a provincial policy, green energy has been something of a flop, at least in the short term. With demand down and capacity growing, wholesale prices have fallen, widening the gap between conventional sources and what Ontario is paying for electricity generated by feed-in tariff […]

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Germany

Wind Turbine Problems in Germany Germany easily leads the world in installed wind energy capacity. Its 18,865 wind turbines (as of the end of 2006) supply 5.7 percent of the nation’s electricity. Plus, German turbine manufacturers and suppliers produced more than 50% of the turbines and components manufactured worldwide in 2004. The wind energy industry […]

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The Blowback Against Big Wind

ROBERT BRYCE, Counterpunch.org — Feb. 13, 2012 THE DARK SIDE OF ‘GREEN ENERGY’ After years of successful marketing and lavish subsidies from taxpayers, the global wind industry now finds itself facing an unprecedented backlash. And that backlash – largely coming from rural landowners – combined with low natural gas prices, and a Congress unwilling to extend more […]

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