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Wind Power News: Opinions


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.

February 6, 2019 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine firms not letting nature take its course

Can you hear the lawyers laughing? Cassadaga Wind LLC’s lawyers filed an appeal to overrule the Department of Public Service’s siting board Condition 147 that prohibits the company from tree cutting more than 46 acres of Charlotte, Cherry Creek and wind turbine-besieged Arkwright from April 1 through Nov. 1 “to reduce mortality to nesting/roosting birds and bats …” Actually, a mass killing of roosting birds and bats would happen during those crucial months. The original compromise was agreed on: we’ll . . . Complete story »

February 5, 2019 • Opinions, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

The anatomy of a wind farm ordinance

Campbell County South Dakota is in the throes of a proposed wind farm ordinance that inadequately addresses its temporary nature and the legal emergency which would justify its passage. The county, similar to other areas in the state, is considered a good location for wind energy development. Wind energy development does not come to us as free as the wind. The conversion of wind energy requires infrastructure on or close to property of county residents. Wind energy development has a . . . Complete story »

February 5, 2019 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Many rural Western New Yorkers lose with wind

When a large-scale wind turbine project was proposed for the town of Allegany several years ago, I wrote a column arguing against it. My main objection was simply the profound effect the huge turbines would have on the quality of life in the Chipmunk and Four Mile areas, places where people had purchased or built homes with the expectation that they would live their days in a relatively undisturbed, country setting. Town officials who were in favor of the project – . . . Complete story »

February 3, 2019 • Opinions, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Green New Deal: Is 100% renewable energy even possible, or good for the environment?

Last year, California, the nation’s most populous state and the world’s fifth-largest economy, declared that all of its energy would come from renewable sources by 2045. It became the second state in the nation, after Hawaii, to set that goal. Since then, several governors who won their elections in 2016, including those from Nevada, Michigan and New York, campaigned on 100% clean energy. New Mexico’s new Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham campaigned on a promise of 80% renewable energy by 2040. . . . Complete story »

January 31, 2019 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Cuomo’s Green New Deal paddles offshore

In his State of the State speech earlier this month, New York governor Andrew Cuomo declared that he was launching “the next phase of the Green New Deal.” New York, Cuomo said, will mandate that the state’s utilities produce 100 percent “carbon-neutral” electricity by 2040. As a step toward that goal, Cuomo announced plans to deploy 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2035, a move he touts as “the most aggressive offshore wind goal in U.S. history.” Cuomo’s move . . . Complete story »

January 29, 2019 • Kansas, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind companies choke truth with gag orders

The wind may blow free, but the use of gag orders in lease agreements and easements that force property owners to keep their mouths shut about the realities they endure as sites for those giant wind turbines makes information flow anything but. That’s critical in this fat cat, tax-credit fueled industry which, more and more, depends on secrecy as much as it does a steady breeze. Wind farm developers like to point to thousands of lease holders at projects across . . . Complete story »

January 26, 2019 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms threaten property values, birds

The state-subsidized wind turbines proposed for Sanford and Windsor by Calpine will be almost 700 feet tall. These monstrosities will be the tallest turbines constructed in the United States and certainly much taller than any turbines in New York. How could this not have a direct impact on our property values? Calpine cites a biased study that determined there was no detrimental effect on property values. The referenced study was based on turbines half the height and from an area . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2019 • Opinions, TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Don’t blow it: Unregulated wind farms encroach on pristine Texas wilderness

The Devils River Conservancy, is spearheading the “Don’t Blow It” campaign to advocate for thoughtful regulation of wind energy development – an industry quickly expanding in rural Texas, largely without rules and with serious negative implications for Texans. While the campaign is in full support of renewable energy solutions, “Don’t Blow It” by placing renewable energy in locations that negatively impact ecologically and culturally sensitive and pristine areas, military operations and border security, as well as the communities that depend on . . . Complete story »

January 14, 2019 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine fight is far from over

A common question I have been asked is, “Why is the county still looking at information into wind turbines – I thought the project was dead?” My response is, “Yes, the Harvest Wind project is dead, but as long as Cass County still has a weak WECS ordinance, the next wind company will gladly take advantage of the opportunity to build another project.” As many of you remember, it was a long process to have three contracts drawn up for our . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2019 • Opinions, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Green New Deal is the antithesis of green

The energetic chatter of the moment is dominated by talk about the Green New Deal – a collection of proposals that would require running the entire American economy on renewable electricity within a decade or so. The Green New Deal has been endorsed by scads of liberal politicians including New York governor Andrew Cuomo, former California state senator Kevin de León, media darling and newly sworn-in Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and anti-hydrocarbon activist Josh Fox. The goals of the Green New . . . Complete story »

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