Wind Power News: Letters
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
These are exciting times for Tipton County, with Chrysler coming to the county and bringing more than 800 legitimate jobs. These jobs will invite families to move to Tipton County and call this community their home. It will likely increase demand for homes and land in our county, thus improving property values, which have suffered in recent years with our nation’s economic struggles. Furthermore, the additions of Casey’s and Tractor Supply Co. to the area of the Ind. 19 and . . .
If you or I desire to construct a building or structure on rural property in Lee County, a building permit application must be completed and submitted for zoning approval. It requires our disclosure of selected building characteristics, building plans, a site plan, and a LESA soil evaluation and assessment report. There are no exceptions or waivers. Every bit of information required must be submitted, or we won’t be permitted to build our proposed structure. A developer who desires to construct . . .
Bernard Starzewski’s letter to the editor on May 9 is clear indication of someone who believes in “We the Government” instead of “We the People” as written in the Constitution. Nowhere in the letter does he mention residents of the town of Carlton in Kewaunee County, where the nuclear plant is located, should have a say in what should happen after the decommissioning. Instead Mr. Starzewski pushes his pro-wind propaganda without facts backing his statements. He claims the wind turbines . . .
Under the Green Energy Act the local electrical utility is required to subsidize a wind farm development within its area of responsibility. In our case that is Thunder Bay Hydro (us) which is owned by all the citizens of Thunder Bay. Horizon Wind has five applications before our province and when approved, 40 to 50 wind towers will be erected on the Nor’wester Mountain Range. This development will force Thunder Bay Hydro (us) to pay this Toronto real estate developer . . .
Re: the May 7 article announcing $5.5 million invested by private citizens through the Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) in a wind energy project. The article states 65 per cent of that money will be reimbursed to the investors through tax credits from the provincial government under the terms of the CEDIF program over a 10-year period. So, in fact, 65 per cent of $5.5 million (roughly $3.6 million) of taxpayers’ money is being turned over to the private . . .
Adam Cohen’s opinion piece in the March 9 paper failed to mention a number of things about wind. He did mention a couple of “successful” projects, but I question his definition of success – Groton is still a travesty for wildlife in the region. There are also many issues with wind projects in upstate New York – people getting sick from the flicker and noise, bats being decimated and more. Finally, he talked a lot about monetary benefits to local . . .
I recently kayaked around Newfound Lake. This is a stunning and unique lake. It not only offers great beauty but also offers me a free drink during my expedition. It has always been my favorite lake and to me its sweeping 360 degree water views from Bristol to Hebron are spectacular. Newfound Lake is so highly regarded that many residents, both past and present, have donated their lands in hopes to preserve the lake’s charm. Yet in spite of this, . . .
There are a lot of problems yet to be resolved before one blade on any of the Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) should be allowed to turn. The vibrancy fund makes it impossible for council to make the IWT companies do anything or criticize anything that they wish to do. If this is not true (and I find that hard to believe) I would recommend the following: 1. The mayor and council hold a public meeting (I recommend a large venue . . .
As I read the two promotions about wind energy in Monday’s paper, I kept looking for the “Paid Advertisement” notice. No luck. Maybe it was because they were benevolently inserted for free. My suggestion is that the editors clearly label such future articles as “Unpaid Advertisement.” These submissions are part of a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign that is based on one premise: Most people are easily fooled. How else does one explain that the “experts” referenced were wind developers and . . .
Rock Island Clean Line, an overhead megawatt transmission line, would transmit electricity from Western states energy sources to a converter near Morris. The electricity will continue on the PJM System that Illinois nuclear plants use to supply Chicago and the East Coast. A private Texas venture capitalist group, RICL drew a 130-mile path across Illinois to construct the line. It has filed this route with the Illinois Commerce Commission and requested the change status from private to public. As a . . .