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Wind Power News: Editorials


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

May 31, 2019 • California, EditorialsPrint storyE-mail story

No, we shouldn’t pump desert groundwater near Joshua Tree to help store electricity

For years developers have tried to figure out how to repurpose Kaiser Steel’s former open-pit iron mine at Eagle Mountain in Riverside County. One idea: Use it as a massive landfill, a proposal that fortunately never came to fruition. The current owners of the site now want to convert it into an immense, $2.5-billion hydroelectric battery, using daytime power to pump water from a lower-elevation pit to a pit 1,400 feet farther up the mountain, then running the water downhill . . . Complete story »

May 22, 2019 • Editorials, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Editorial — Questionable actions: Apex’s use of helicopter may have scared eagles off Galloo

It’s time for the state to say enough is enough. Apex has used misleading tactics to try to acquire the necessary permits and authority to construct its wind turbine project on Galloo. How much questionable behavior will state officials tolerate from this firm before pulling the plug? Apex seems determined to site its turbines by hook or by crook, so it’s up to the state to halt such antics immediately. Complete story »

May 16, 2019 • Editorials, MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Editorial: Voters blow back on windmills

Environmental activists and some Democratic elected officials are pushing for an immediate shutdown of Line 5, the pipeline that carries petroleum products across the Straits of Mackinac. Many, including Attorney General Dana Nessel, reject the solution crafted by former Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge, which operates the pipeline, to bury it in a tunnel deep below the lake bed. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who vowed to shut down Line 5 on the campaign trail, has softened her position since taking office . . . Complete story »

April 27, 2019 • Editorials, MainePrint storyE-mail story

No town is an island

There’s a growing resistance to wind farms in the town of Otis. Nor is Otis alone. The phenomenon might be dismissed as garden variety NIMBY, but that would be a mistake. Unlike subdivisions, filling stations or rental units, the impact of wind turbines does not stop at the town line. Visible for miles in all directions, wind turbines are not solely the business of the host town. “It is too bad each town acts independently when one can affect the . . . Complete story »

April 25, 2019 • Editorials, MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Lawmakers should pull plug on this power play

Backers of the Clean Line Energy project have plenty of things going for them. You might even say the wind is at their backs. Investors poured more than $100 million into the ambitious private development to carry wind energy from the Great Plains to the nation’s population centers. In Missouri, former Gov. Jay Nixon provided legal counsel for the company’s Grain Belt Express project, which would bring high-powered transmission lines across Buchanan County and other parts of northern Missouri. What . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2019 • Editorials, North CarolinaPrint storyE-mail story

Blowin’ no more

Information that will be shelved by the mainstream Democrat liberal media is that in rural Iowa where the wind sweeps across the prairie three massive 450-foot high wind turbines are being torn down because their constant noise disrupted the townspeople. Cost to remove each turbine is $150,000. Plaintiffs in the case in Fairbank, Iowa, about 35 miles from Waterloo and 50 miles from Cedar Rapids, are homeowners who lived next to the wind turbine site and successfully argued, said the . . . Complete story »

April 3, 2019 • Editorials, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Take a time out on wind projects

The sun is to set June 30 on a tax break for any future wind-energy projects in Seneca County. While it doesn’t pull the plug on current wind farms planned for our area, it does flip off the switch regarding tax breaks for further wind-energy development – and allow county commissioners to allow the breaks if they want. It’s understandable that some county residents want the alternative energy zone rescinded for current projects, considering what has changed since the zone was . . . Complete story »

February 22, 2019 • Editorials, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Gone with the wind: Apex Clean Energy opts not to pursue proposed turbine project

Wind projects are not effective tools for economic development. They require large amounts of space but create few local jobs. And energy companies seek endless tax breaks for their turbines, shortchanging governmental entities of the taxes they could receive with firms that engage in commerce. Residents need to know the positive difference they make when they object to wind projects. The fact that two firms have abandoned their proposals in Northern New York within the past eight months should encourage them to keep up the struggle. Complete story »

February 5, 2019 • Editorials, Massachusetts, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

A Green New Deal in profile

Democrats are pushing a Green New Deal to end the use of fossil fuels and rely entirely on renewable energy. The Cape Cod town of Falmouth, Mass., offers a cold gust of reality on such ambitions with its experience on a $10 million wind-energy investment. In 2009 and 2011, Falmouth broke ground on two wind turbines on 314 acres of city land next to the wastewater-treatment facility and dog pound. It paid for the first turbine with a $5 million, . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2019 • Editorials, OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

100 percent “green” energy far from feasible

Wishing something is so doesn’t make it possible, and nowhere in politics is the gap between aspiration and reality larger than in the push to quickly eliminate fossil fuel use. Some politicians and environmental activists want to require that all U.S. electricity be generated from renewable sources by the 2030s. That would mean replacing an overwhelming majority of current production, which is generated by coal- or natural gas-fired power plants. What would such a transition look like? Robert Bryce, a . . . Complete story »

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