Category Archives: Windpower Industry False Claims

American Thinker: It’s Not Blowing In The Wind

Courtesy of American Thinker February 01, 2010 It’s Not Blowing In The Wind By Brian Sussman A push in the U.S. Senate for an alternative to proposed “cap and trade” legislation began in earnest on the day of the Massachusetts special … Continue reading

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Denmark’s massive 20 year industrial wind effort brings no reduction in CO2 emission.

A few weeks ago we posted an excellent and revealing Wall Street Journal commentary from Robert Bryce, linked here for your convenience: “Will industrial wind replace fossil fuel? Just do the math!” Now, Mr. Bryce writes “Denmark is “energy smart”? Think … Continue reading

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Opinion – Hard lessons from the Fox Islands Wind Project

Opinion from The Working Waterfront Hard lessons from the Fox Islands Wind Project by Sally Wylie North Haven and Vinalhaven Schools were let out for the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 17. Students passed out colorful pinwheels and excitement was … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 3 – Windplants are harmless to wildlife.

FromStop Ill Wind: #3. Windplants are harmless to wildlife. Untrue! The second leading cause of bird mortality in the nation is collisions with tall structures, particularly at night under conditions of poor visibility, when neotropical songbirds migrate twice annually (house … Continue reading

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From the “that can’t happen here” file: Officials “suppressed warnings that wind turbines can generate noise damaging people’s health for several square miles around.”

From the Industrial Wind Action Group:  Officials cover up wind farm noise report The guidance from consultants indicated that the sound level permitted from spinning blades and gearboxes had been set so high – 43 decibels – that local people … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 4 – Windplants are highly efficient and provide power for significant numbers of homes.

Stop Ill Wind drills another hole in the industrial wind boat. #4. Windplants are highly efficient and provide power for significant numbers of homes. The press often prints this inflated fiction as truth. It’s actually a throwback to the 1940s … Continue reading

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Note to Western Michigan Sierra Club – wind turbines won’t replace coal fired plants … and, oh yeah! … about those two eagles.

Seldom has a day gone by without an article about battle lines formed to debate the pros and cons of wind energy. The argument against industrial wind is almost guaranteed to include view-shed, property value, health effects caused by low … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 5 – Wind technology is noiseless and creates few disturbances.

From stopillwind.org # 5. Wind technology is noiseless and creates few disturbances. Tall wind turbines in concert with each other, especially those sited on prominent ridgetops, create profound noise reverberations extending out for more than a mile, sounding like “a … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 6 – Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil.

From stopillwind.org #6. Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil. Nonsense. Here are the facts: Foreign Oil Wind only generates electricity. Electricity generation is only part of our energy production. Sixty percent of … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 7 – Industrial wind developers are interested only in providing a public service

From StopIllWind – Drop by for a huge library of facts about Industrial Wind Energy. #7. Industrial wind developers are interested only in providing a public service. All the false and misleading claims which this industry makes for itself work … Continue reading

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