Category Archives: Industrial Wind and Local Governments

Eric Bibler challenges Cape Cod Commission actions on industrial wind “minimum performance standards.”

Ready! Fire! Aim! It seems Mr. Eric Bibler, President of Save Our Seashore, was reviewing proposed amendments to the Regional Policy Plan and noted its reference to Technical Bulletin 10-002. Unable to find the Technical Bulletin on the Cape Cod … Continue reading

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All else being equal, vote for the skeptic of industrial wind.

In a few days, hopefully every reader who has not voted early will head to the polls to cast their ballot.  If you’re down to the wire and still looking for an issue to help you decide, check the candidate’s … Continue reading

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Some members of Maine task force now openly question if “goals they set for wind power can, or even should be, achieved.”

This can’t be good – “Critics and even some one-time supporters say the proponents of the law were swept up in a tidal wave of enthusiasm for a technology that turns out to require significant sacrifice from the state, but … Continue reading

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On heels of AG investigation, Cape Vincent Town Council calls special meeting to discuss suspension of wind development.

A few days ago we posted about the New York Attorney General’s investigation of the actions of “certain” Cape Vincent officials and their relationship with wind development in the area. The Watertown Daily Times reports today that Cape Wind officials … Continue reading

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New York Attorney General investigating town officials over potential wind farm misconduct.

According to the Watertown Daily Times article, two senior members of Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s staff were in Cape Vincent about two weeks ago conducting interviews of “parties interested in wind power.” The article noted that, according to the letter, … Continue reading

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Maryland industrial wind logic: “They had their privacy for years, and that’s being disturbed and interrupted. But the county has done what it had to do.”

I always liked folks who, when finding they screwed up, take the hit.  No qualifiers, no excuses! So, we’ve got one of this country’s largest utility in the process of constructing a $140 Million wind project which will plop more … Continue reading

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In another case of environmental suicide, approval given for wind farms in Ohio.

In a remarkable example of delegated ineptitude, regulators, enforcing the artificial goals established by Ohio legislators, approved industrial wind “farms” in two counties. Legislators earlier established goals for the amount of industrial wind participation required in the energy mix.  The … Continue reading

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Wyoming’s Governor Dave Freudenthal: Wind companies “are not entitled to a free ride.”

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:  Taxes and ‘fairness’ Friday, March 12, 2010 Defenders of federal subsidies for inefficient alternative energy such as wind and solar power say the subsidies are justified because of tax breaks that oil companies get. … Continue reading

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Maine State Representative co-chair of Utilities and Energy Committee with Attorney wife representing wind developers. C’mon … do you really have to ask?

Another one from the “fox meet hen-house” file! From the Bangor (Maine) Daily News:  Wind conflict? Another item on the Ethics Commission’s agenda this Thursday stems from the controversy — at least among some Mainers — over industrial wind power. … Continue reading

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Minnesota state government has a message for “locals” concerned about 70,000 acre industrial wind plant: “BUTT OUT!”

Yeah!  Go ahead and have your little meetings, write some letters.  Heck, you can even call and leave a message if you want! But here’s the message for you private citizen pipsqueaks and local yokel politicians, “the state of Minnesota … Continue reading

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