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Wind Turbines on Lake Ontario!

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I heard (half heard) a news story the other day. $900 million federal budget cut to renewable handouts. Does anyone know the actual facts with this?

If this is true it would seem to me that the marginal projects, like offshore wind would suffer the most from a cut like this.

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Wind Turbines are Hazardous to Human Health

Alec N. Salt, Ph.D., Cochlear Fluids Research Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis.

In many cases, health effects and annoyance have been significant enough to force people to abandon their homes. Owners that are fortunate enough to negotiate a buy out by the offending wind turbine company are typically then "silenced" by the requirement to sign a non-disclosure agreement. In other cases, the home is abandoned and may be difficult to sell. A recent epidemiological studies suggests that significant disturbances of sleep and mental health can occur for people living in homes up to 5 kilometers away from some wind turbines. This is because infrasound is capable of traveling greater distances than the sound you normally hear.

http://oto2.wustl.edu/cochlea/wind.html

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Recent Bird-Shredder news

NYPA Reviewing Proposals on Bird-Shredder Project

NYPA says it will continue to review public input and is expecting to hold further public meetings on the topic.

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/ ... si0JQ.cspx

No lake Bird-Shredders on their minds

County legislators oppose the project

Erie became at least the seventh of nine New York counties fronting Lake Erie or Lake Ontario to oppose the placement of offshore windmills.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communi ... 370224.ece

State, federal agencies ready to regulate offshore Bird-Shredder development

Wind turbines scheduled to be built in Lake Erie off Cleveland in 2012 may be the first in the water in the Great Lakes, and aren’t likely to be the last.

Developers will have to address all of those concerns to obtain a lake bottom lease and the water obstruction and encroachment permits required to build wind turbines and electric transmission lines in the lake, Bristow said.

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art ... 906/-1/RSS

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Bird Shredder Bites the Dust

I hope this happens to all of them.

I hope nobody gets killed when it does.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

shattered blade...again.

there was another turbine blade that shattered this morning in the lee/dekalb county windfarm project by NextEra Energy Resources (approximately 4 miles from our home...we can see the shattered turbine from our property). there was debris thrown from the blade (more info to come on that).

http://lifewithdekalbturbines.blogspot.com/

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I drove past those 8 pinwheels on the beach in Buffalo Harbor today, NONE of the 8 were operating and at least one of them had missing rotors and a crane up at the gear box. looks like it blew up yet another one. Wonder where all that gear oil went???

Tim

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Here's some of Iberdrola's that lost their pin wheels in last couple weeks.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/a ... /homepage/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-2 ... round.html

I can somewhat understand "new technology" having failures due to electronics/programing/computer glitches but with something as simple as mechanical fasteners???? Guess they'd rather "screw" us than screw in the blades properly.

Tom B.

(LongLine)

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An interesting remark from a knowledgeable person.

"Wide reporting of failures has an adverse impact on investor confidence."

Wm.K.G. (Bill) Palmer, P.Eng , whose specialty was safety and risk management for Ontario Hydro, said this about safety and the wind industry,

“A problem that exists is that unlike mature technologies where failure events are carefully documented, studied and shared so that the entire industry can learn from failures, the wind industry tends to be competitive, and focused on confidentiality. Wide reporting of failures has an adverse impact on investor confidence."

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Latest blow pole news

NYPA continues to seek site for offshore wind project

The Palladium Times

http://palltimes.com/articles/2011/03/2 ... 552891.txt

Members of the Oswego County Environmental Management Council (EMC) continue to keep a close eye on the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) plan for the development of an offshore wind turbine farm based in Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.

EMC President Timothy Carroll said

“If for some reason this wind farm gets produced at the western side of the (Lake Ontario) basin, and it turns out that, ‘Hey, this isn’t too bad,’ and people around here change their mind, we want to stay on top of things,†he said. “You just want try to avoid reacting to these things, and instead be ahead of them.â€

Legislators voiced

“This zone would destroy recreational fishing in our lake and rivers, reduce property values, absolutely restrict recreational boating and sailing and severely impact tourism through the despoliation of the numerous scenic vistas, including what we all call the second-best sunset in the world,†said Legislator Shawn Doyle, R-Pulaski, during a committee meeting in March 2010 regarding the wind farm concept.

Details of the proposals were not given.

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Just to keep up on the ongoing happenings, I received the following email, as did everyone who is a part of the Great Lakes Wind Truth forum, from Tom Marks, the Executive Officer of the Great Lakes Wind Truth New York division.

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I am sending you this meeting announcement below in case you would like to attend. I feel it will be very pro wind and supportive of the Great Lake Offshore Wind project however we need to have a presence at the meeting to ask the tough questions. How can wind energy be green if it replaces nothing? Has no capacity value, can not supply base load or peak load power, will kill millions of birds, will use oil in the transmission cases which has to be changed and disposed of and possibly leak, depends upon rare earth materials neodymium magnets only available from China (energy independence?)....ect .. etc....

We won in Erie County now we have to become more visible in our campaign, we are far from victory.

Thank you,

Thomas Marks, Exec Director

Great Lakes Wind Truth, New York

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This weeks bird shredder news

Voluntary rules to reduce bird deaths?

http://www.ogd.com/article/20110403/ADV ... 2/-1/ogd01

"Bird conservation groups want the guidelines to be mandatory rules. Wind power proponents say the guidelines are too strict as they stand."

"But the American Bird Conservancy, Washington, D.C., says the guidelines aren't strong enough because they are optional.

"The conservancy believes we must have mandatory standards to reduce impacts from wind energy," said Kelly Fuller, wind campaign coordinator. "The industry is not going to support standards even though they're optional."

"Just across the Canadian border from proposed projects in Jefferson County, the Wolfe Island Wind Farm has a very high bird death rate per turbine, at 13.4 birds per turbine and a Canadian high of 0.27 birds of prey per turbine. The deaths have alarmed Canadian and U.S. conservation groups."

At least we have the little old ladies from the American Bird Conservancy on our side.

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A Documentary will air at 10:30 pm on April 17th called "They're NOT Green". Spread the word as this will be something for the people stuck on the fraudulent "feel good" nonsense that has been spread. It is to be broadcast on PBS and KRCB.

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Recent news

State Still Considering Great Lakes Offshore Wind Proposals

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wned/ ... .Proposals

BUFFALO (wned) - Western New Yorkers are still waiting to hear what the state's Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) power project will look like. An announcement was originally slated to come in January, then pushed back to the end of March. Now the date could run well into summer.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) began considering five proposals last summer for GLOW. The state has promised to pursue the construction of one, which will result in a wind farm in either Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.

NYPA is in the final stages of deciding which wind farm proposal to greenlight, according to spokeswoman Sharon Laudisi.

"We are in the final stages. I can't pinpoint an exact date. But we are on schedule still looking at second quarter," says Laudisi

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On a positive not though, toxic sediments is nothing new to the State of New York or the [Great] Lakes.

That's right, you didn't care about polluting the lake then, you don't care about the mess we have and you certainly don't care about the mess you're going to make, as long as you get your tax credits. :@

Tom B.

(LongLine)

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I see these things in the news and the windmill situation is so insane it

doesn't even seem real anymore.

This is what the windfarm dirtbags have been up to recently

http://www.herkimertelegram.com/news/x7 ... e-hit-home

Fairfield property owners James and June Salamone were among those

learning last week that a mechanic’s lien ($1.95million), shown, had been filed

against their property in connection with a dispute between two companies involved

with the Hardscrabble Wind Farm Project. Like the city of Little Falls and

several other property owners erroneously included in the claim, the Salamones

have neither a contract with the company nor a wind tower on their 11.4-acre parcel.

The legal notice the couple received by certified mail last Wednesday detailed 33

additional individual or municipal property owners and companies — including the

city of Little Falls and at least two other land owners who have no ties or connections

to the wind power company — who have had claims filed against their properties.

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More wind turbines will slow down the rotation of the earth and make our work days longer.

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Your work days will only get longer as you'll have to get a 2nd job (if you can find one), to pay for the additional cost of electricity. :o;(

Tom B.

(LongLine)

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Please sign the following petition

http://www.wind-watch.org/

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/wind-watch.html

Suggestion for comment section

The setback should be at least 3000 meters or 2 miles from anyone’s home. It is appalling that the governments of Canada and the US have completely disregarded the people’s health by building industrial wind turbines that are too close. There have been endless studies that clearly show the negative health consequences of building industrial wind turbines that are too close. These are world leading countries and governments. They have not shown any concern for their own citizen’s health.

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For what it's worth,Richard Kessler is leaving the NYPA

According to an NPR broadcast earlier this week, the NYPA has lost most of its interest in wind farms on Lake Ontario,except for Gallo Island where they want to go full steam ahead.their argument for Gallo Island is that nobody lives there.

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