(Un)-Natural Disaster: Industrial Wind Power Wiping Out What’s Left of America’s Wilderness

Vermont’s Green Mountains ground down to make way for ‘green’ energy.

 

Producing electricity at the whims of mother nature means wind power has absolutely no commercial value, at all: strangely, power consumers want electricity as and when they need it, not just when the wind happens to be blowing. Absent massive and endless subsidies, there would be no wind industry. Period.

But it gets worse; way worse. Not just useless and costly, it comes with an added insult: an environmental impact that will last for generations to come.

Wiping out entire forest habitats is all part of our ‘inevitable’ transition to a wind powered future. Across Germany, millions of acres of forest have been clear-felled and great swathes cut through others, to allow some 30,000 of these things to be speared across Deutschland.

The same wanton destruction has been integral to Scotland’s wind power disaster, where, so far, 13,900,000 trees have been chainsawed and/or bulldozed out of existence.

But the destruction of critical wildlife habitat is only the beginning.

As detailed in Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’ the cynicism and hypocrisy exhibited by the engineers of the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time is simply breathtaking.

In a sharp and succinct little piece, Michael Wesley tackles that topic as it applies to his home State of New York.

Nothing natural about turbines
Observer
Michael Wesley
22 April 2020

This is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Restore Mother Nature Act.”

Our governor wants to pass a $3 billion bond to fund critical environmental restoration projects. “Over the decades, we degraded our environment – destroying these natural systems. … We restore the environment by restoring habitats to reduce flood risks, improving water quality, sequestering carbon and more, “ our governor says.

Now let’s see how this washes out!

Cuomo has a big push on to build wind turbines all over New York. How is this environmentally friendly? Not hundreds of acres, but thousands of acres of forests, farm lands and water ways are destroyed installing these worthless so-called forms of green energy.

A two-year research project by the Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History, commissioned by state government agencies, has found that not only do windmills lead to bird and bat mortalities through collisions, but also has made birds and mammals avoid these “noisy” patches.

“Such avoidances and movements to fringes might increase conflict with humans. This calls for a set of protocols and policy guidelines before diverting forest land for wind farms,” states the study, funded by the State Forest Department, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited, and the National Institute of Wind Energy.

We do not have the wind resources in Western New York to build wind turbines.

According to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, “Capacity factors of inland wind sites in New York are on the order of 30 percent of their rated capacity. Their effective capacities, however, are about 10 percent, due to both the seasonal and daily patterns of wind generation being largely “out of phase” with the NYISO load patterns.

So, when Big Wind claims they produce 100MW of power it is actually 10MW. When they claim 30,000 homes are powered, it is actually 3,000. When NRG said the produce 435MW, it was done on a reliable, affordable, dispatchable basis at a 98-acre facility compared to the three Chautauqua County turbine factories that impact tens of thousands of acres of forested land. The negative impact has been calculated to be approximately $23 million per year to the region as tourism, agriculture and property values suffer.

The health problems of those living in the Arkwright wind factory are now a reality with headaches, vertigo and sleeplessness, affecting children as young as 4 years old! How can anyone claim to be an environmentalist or conservationist if they are in favor of wind turbines?
Observer

How green is this? Forests wiped out to make way for wind.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

  2. sylvia.priest@googlemail.com says:

    Can The planet of the humans video by Michael Moore be added to you website?
    Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

  3. dennisambler says:

    April 30, 2020
    VICTORIA HEADS FOR GAS SHORTAGE [NGW MAGAZINE]
    [NGW Magazine Volume 5, Issue 8]
    The state government has lifted its ban on conventional onshore natural gas exploration, but it seems like the move is too little, too late.

    Australia’s Victoria State is set to experience a natural gas supply shortfall within the next five years, despite the local government’s newly announced plans to reopen conventional onshore gas exploration.

    The state leadership has bowed to scientific research showing that Victoria has conventional gas resources that can be extracted with minimal risk to the environment. However, new projections by the Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo) have poured cold water over hopes that the state’s onshore can make a meaningful contribution to production in the coming years.

  4. Reblogged this on uwerolandgross.

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