THE LESS ONE KNOWS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE, THE EASIER IT IS TO EXPLAIN Leon Brunschvicg TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES Energy journalist Robert Bryce recently broke the news to mainstream American media. In a hard-hitting article published in the Wall Street Journal, he reported the findings of a Colorado energy research study, which earlier this year concluded that industrial wind technology in the regions of Colorado and Texas it sampled neither reduced carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the production of electricity nor rolled . . . Complete article »
Conversation with Jon Boone – Toward a Better Understanding of Industrial Wind Technology
Introduction: It’s been extremely difficult to bridge the gap that exists between those who know little about the issue and those who have a more comprehensive understanding of the workings of the electrical grid and the related technologies that supply it, like wind energy. For many, their only information comes from the local press, “green” promotions by so-called environmental organizations, and occasional visits to web sites dedicated to one side or the other. It’s often a mind-boggling quagmire! The following . . . Complete article »
Why Wind Won't Work
Between the: (1) uncertainty about what power sources wind energy would replace or avoid from minute to minute, (2) the operational inefficiencies inherent in switching conventional power sources off and on to accommodate wind’s continuously changing intensity, and (3) the emissions created in the construction and operation of the wind power facilities, actual measurement of emissions offsets due to wind installations is difficult to calculate accurately, and the results would vary from grid to grid. Moreover, consumers of electricity will . . . Complete article »
Industrial Wind: A Bill of Goods
Another great essay by Jon Boone of Maryland, this one for an appearance in Westfield, N.Y. (Chautauqua County), Oct. 17, 2007: Why would anyone unquestioningly accept the claims of wind salesmen, unless their good intentions were whipsawed between the desire to do something about climate change, as if they could, while clinging to the comforts of a life fossil fuels make possible. Since wind developers promote their technology as both environmentally benign and effective, support for wind technology allows people . . . Complete article »
Less for More: the Rube Goldberg Nature of Industrial Wind Development
Note from the author: Although it is a long piece, with ideas familiar to many involved with industrial wind issues, I hope it will provide more informed context for future discussion. It is essential, I believe, for the success of our strategic goals, that we understand the nature of how electricity is produced and transmitted through modern grid systems, allowing us to become conversant with terms and processes that more knowledgeably describe the ways in which wind energy is inimical . . . Complete article »
Jon Boone’s Direct Testimony before the Public Service Commission
Regarding APPLICATION BY SYNERGICS WIND ENERGY LLC FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE & NECESSITY TO CONSTRUCT A 47 MW WIND POWER FACILITY IN GARRETT COUNTY, MARYLAND Download “Jon Boone’s Direct Testimony before the Public Service Commission” Complete article »
Jon Boone of Maryland gave this talk on June 19, 2006, in Silver Lake, NY. He discusses property values, noise, effects on birds, bats, and other wildlife, aesthetic and heritage concerns, and just how green, functional, and effective wind energy actually is. This is one of the best overviews of the issue to date. Not to mention best title. Download original document: “The Wayward Wind” Complete article »
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