Alerts and Events: Presentations
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Economics, Impacts, Iowa, Law, Presentations, Safety •
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
Pros Money – Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy will receive $10 billion in tax credits for building wind turbines (Des Moines Register May 30, 2018} Avoiding less than 1% of worldwide CO₂ (AWEA, Wind Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Statista, Global CO₂ emissions) Jobs. Wars and natural disasters make jobs, too. Cons Expensive – Wind turbines are not viable without Production Tax Credit and tax abatement. “Safe Harbor” is the mechanism that allows companies to claim the full PTC no matter . . .
Environment, Presentations, Vermont •
Source: Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham
Civil and environmental engineer Geoffry Goll of Princeton Hydro will discuss the Saxtons River watershed and the potential impact of industrial wind. The focus will be based on his direct relevant experience with other wind projects and the impacts of Vermont’s high-elevation headwater sources of water for people and the ecology. Friday, March 18, 6:30 pm Grafton (Vermont) Elementary School gymnasium Goll will highlight the extreme difficulty of controlling stormwater run-off from the high-impact, high-elevation construction sites. He will describe . . .
Economics, Grid, Meetings, Noise, Presentations, Scotland, U.K. •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
Mike Stigwood, MAS Environmental Wind Farms Noise: The Sacrifice of the Rural Minorities [click here to download mp4 (110 MB)] Jeremy Nicholson, Energy Intensive Users Group [click here to download mp4 (77 MB)] Mike Hall, Friends of Eden, Lakeland & Lunesdale Scenery The Cost of Wind Energy [click here to download mp4 (75 MB)] Mike Haseler, Scottish Climate & Energy Forum Economics, Energy & Wind [click here to download mp4 (68 MB)] Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh Renewables Policy and . . .
California, Environment, Impacts, Presentations, U.S. •
Source: East County Magazine
Over 50 industrial-scale “renewable” energy projects may soon change forever the face of our region in San Diego’s East County and neighboring Imperial County. Many are on formerly protected federal lands. Nationally, 370 million acres of public lands are targeted for big renewable energy projects – twice the size of Texas! East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery has prepared a presentation for organizations that wish to educate their members about the impacts of these projects – and the alternatives. Download the PDF: . . .
November 10, 2012 Falmouth Public Library Falmouth, MA 1:00-4:00PM For more information please contact David Moriarty, waveydavei/aol.com or Marshall Rosenthal, marshsue/verizon.net Dear Dr. Harkness and Health Board Members, I’ve recorded a total of 56 pressure headache events since April 2010. 87.5% of the headache events were during the hours between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Wind 1 has been a neighborhood health issue since April of 2010. My last lodged noise com- plaint was August 29, 2012. Accounting for Wind . . .
Health, Illinois, Law, Noise, Presentations, Property values •
Source: Whitley County Concerned Citizens
Dave & Stephanie Hulthen and their four children live in the home pictured below. It was their dream farmhouse in rural Dekalb County, Illinois, until the wind turbines moved in next door. Today the Hulthen family lives surrounded by thirteen 40-story turbines within one mile of their house, the two closest a mere 1400 feet away. When the realities of living with their new neighbors became clear, they launched their blog, Our Life with Dekalb Turbines, to record and share . . .
Connecticut, Events, Impacts, Massachusetts, Presentations •
Source: Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council
The Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council (BLEC) will hold an informational forum on commercial wind turbines, April 16, 2011, at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Co-sponsors include the Housatonic Valley Association, Audubon/Sharon, Housatonic Environmental Action League, Housatonic Riverkeepers, Housatonic River Initiative, the Northwest Conservation District, and Green Berkshires. Confirmed speakers are: keynote, Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D., Senior Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to . . .