[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Road to energy efficiency is not paved with turbines  

Credit:  www.capecodonline.com 8 January 2011 ~~

Fast-tracking wind energy is a move toward energy efficiency, in the mind of our governor (“Patrick: Wind energy part of the agenda,” Jan. 5).

However, he is an ardent proponent of Cape Wind, which is 130 wind turbines and an electric service platform. GE “discontinued” the offshore model that Cape Wind initially specified. Cape Wind later announced the conditional agreement to purchase Siemens 3.6-megawatt wind turbines. This Siemens model has “significant problems with the corrosion protection of pitch bearings,” according to Recharge, which reports on renewable energy news.

All monopile foundations, as Cape Wind has specified it will use, are sinking and shifting offshore, reports The Independent in the U.K.: “Everybody in the industry has this problem so all of us are interested in solving it,” a spokesman for Dong Energy said. “This shows this is a young industry and there are experiences to learn from.”

The wind bill creates a permitting board that “has the authority to waive any local requirements needed to permit the facility, including, e.g., use limits and height limits in local zoning bylaws.”

The wind bill undermines citizens’ rights by design. The road to energy efficiency is not paved with wind turbines.

Barbara Durkin


Cape Cod Times,

Source:  www.capecodonline.com 8 January 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch