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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 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.

March 26, 2021 • Letters, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind and solar energy are costly and unreliable

My fellow citizens need to know what “Sherborn Power Choice” currently proposed by the Town means for our community. Electricity is the only commodity for which supply must be matched to demand every second. The way that the modern grid achieves this is by continually adjusting the power of the inputs to maintain grid energy within a very narrow tolerance. This is one of the great engineering achievements of our time. Gas, oil, coal, nuclear, biomass, and hydroelectric power can . . . Complete story »

March 25, 2021 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Legislators need to protect wetlands, home rule

Our wetlands of Indiana are under attack by our Indiana legislators, along with our Home Rule Act that has been on the books for 40 years. Right now, our Indiana senators on the utilities committee are going to take away home rule if you don’t call them and stop House Bill 1381. This bill takes away your county commissioners’ control of what happens in your county as to where solar panels and wind turbines can go. Currently, 32 counties in . . . Complete story »

March 23, 2021 • Letters, VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Bad wind

The Rocky Forge wind project promises to be clean energy that is good for the environment. It reminds me of what we went through in Vermont, where the promise of wind energy resulted in four industrial wind projects built on mountain ridge lines. The reality has turned out to be far different from the promises. My parents lived in Lexington, Va., for 25 years, so I have been following Rocky Forge since it was announced. It is in an undeveloped . . . Complete story »

March 23, 2021 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Must stop wind energy

Regarding the recent Press editorial, “Ocean City should back clean wind energy – and soon”: I am a New Jersey taxpayer and property owner with a strong commitment to renewable energy. I read with dismay the Press support of the proposed wind farms off the coast of shore towns. I was especially upset at the implication that opposition is driven by the entitlement of a wealthy few. The proposed wind farm off of the New Jersey coast is a poorly planned . . . Complete story »

March 23, 2021 • Letters, North CarolinaPrint storyE-mail story

Tackling Timbermill

Wow! A full page of propaganda from APEX promising to give the County ample money to maintain schools, pay for staff and make children love their school experience. All by letting APEX build a Wind Energy Facility (it is not a farm). A number of people have bought into this deception hook, line and sinker to the point that they refuse to even listen to facts. But for those who are still capable of critical thinking, let’s examine all the . . . Complete story »

March 18, 2021 • Letters, MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Beware of more wind turbines

The Huron County master plan was adopted last week by the board of commissioners, our elected officials, with one very significant change. Page 105 of the Sept. 3, 2020 draft as recommended by the county planning commission, stated, in part: “The first utility-scale wind energy facility constructed with the approval of the Huron County planning commission was in 2008. … As each new wind turbine was constructed, the landscape of Huron County had seemingly changed. With this change came a . . . Complete story »

March 17, 2021 • Letters, NebraskaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power can’t be counted on

Recently, the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee heard from the leaders of NPPD, OPPD, LES and Southwest Power Pool. During his testimony, Lanny Nickell, chief operating officer for SPP, gave a good definition of accredited capacity: the “amount of nameplate rating that you expect to show up when you need it.” The expected wind energy on the Valentine’s Day weekend cold spell was 3,500 megawatts out of 28,000 megawatts installed in the SPP footprint. That would be 12.5% efficiency expected . . . Complete story »

March 12, 2021 • Connecticut, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Some renewable power doesn’t make sense

In reading the Sunday, March 7, Business section, I was struck by the photograph of the wind farm on top of Saddleback Mountain in Maine. I wondered, does clear cutting mountain tops for coal have a different effect on these forests than clear cutting mountain tops for scores of wind turbines? In five or 10 years I can envision scenic photographs or postcards of the beautiful Fall foliage on hundreds of New England mountainsides in full glorious colors, all festooned . . . Complete story »

March 11, 2021 • Letters, Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Council’s proposed wind bylaw requires some changes

To the council of the Municipality of Pictou County regarding the proposed wind bylaw: The power production of the existing wind turbines in Pictou County is more than sufficient to provide all the electricity of its inhabitants. The problem is the intermittency of the wind and the storage of the produced electricity. To achieve power self-sufficiency we should invest in photovoltaic power and in ways to store electricity (battery, pump stations, etc.) and of course, in using less. By allowing . . . Complete story »

March 7, 2021 • Letters, MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Planner offers experience with wind ordinances

My name is William Courliss, and I live in Sherwood Township, Branch County, Michigan. I just heard on the news concerning the possibility of wind turbines coming into Sidney Township. I recently read a Daily News article where Erik Benko is objecting to the intrusion of these turbines. Further, Township Trustee Jed Welder does have a legal conflict of interest, and needs to be very careful concerning his comments. He needs to listen to and obey any legal advice given . . . Complete story »

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