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Wind Turbines on Lake Ontario!

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It seems like NYC thinks upstate is here to serve them, and then they want us to take their garbage.

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Fresh water is more precious than salt water. Yes windmills in saltwater are accepted, but we do not drink it. Protect our fresh water so as the California people can not take a daily shower due to its costs. Our Great Lakes water resources are not unlimited. Put the wind mills on land, not in our drinking water.


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The State of Ohio is installing windmills in Lake Erie. Canada does not approve in lake windmills but has installed thousands of them near the shoreline. The. Native Americans have not given approval of the use of their lake. They lost their land but not their waters. European nations cluster their installations for economic decisions. This plan was not properly studied.


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It seems like NYC thinks upstate is here to serve them, and then they want us to take their garbage.

The truth is sadder than that. NYC does not think about us at all. But some upstate companies and counties are very eager to offer NYC room for the garbage. The stinking in our backyards was created by the local county officials that you voted for.


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The Buffalo News reports the Lackawanna/Hamburg windmills are costing over twenty million dollars of repairs now. If they were in the lake the repair costs would be multiplied.



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The Buffalo News reports the Lackawanna/Hamburg windmills are costing over twenty million dollars of repairs now. If they were in the lake the repair costs would be multiplied.

 

Here is the article concerning these turbines. The cost to refit is 21 million and the company that owns them wants tax relief. I find the part of the article referring to the turbines on the N.Y. state thruway very telling. They don’t work , and the French company that supplied them is out of business. Guess who foots the bill to repair or replace them ( or better yet , tear them down )?

 

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https://buffalonews.com/2019/11/16/why-lackawannas-wind-turbines-dont-always-blow-in-the-wind/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=puma&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1573927905

 

 

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Due to our climate change summertime demand for air conditioning has gone through the capacity of our power grid. Supplementary  power is unavailable on high demand days. The black hole power demand of New York City caused transformer failures and blackouts there. Natural gas turbines can come online quickly and are there when the wind does not blow. Natural gas prices are low and if the turbines are sited at our closed power plants the waste heat could be used to fire up the boilers. With all the tax credits used to upgrade our power plants and nuclear plants being deactivated our power grid could be saved for the future. Florida power plants fire up their turbines on cold nights to heat the homes there. Come on now, we need some changes made instead of crisis decision making.

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Another Buffalo News story this morning on the short operating life span of the wind mills and the loss of school and property taxes to rebuild them with tax incentives. The plastic fiber glass blades have a short life span. Newer installed blades are larger and less hazard to wild life such as birds. Newer nacelles, gear boxes and generator blades, will be more efficient with technology improvements twenty years better. The present towers will be used to support the new equipment. Anyway that is what the selling promoters claim.

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