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Windfall movie showing

This Sunday at 2:00pm Danbury Community Center will have a showing of the movie ‘Windfall.’   This video is well worth the time, and it is a great opportunity for us to support the folks in Danbury.  If you are available on Sunday I hope to see you there!! It is a GREAT way to avoid the black flies for the afternoon.

Windfall (2010) PosterStoryline:

Wind power… It’s green… It’s good… It reduces our dependency on foreign oil… That’s what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement this farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own — that of 40 industrial wind turbines. Attracted at first to the financial incentives, residents grow increasingly alarmed as they discover side effects they never dreamed of, as well as the potential for disturbing financial scams. With wind development growing rapidly at 39% annually in the US, WINDFALL is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the future of renewable energy.

Windmills – wind turbines -  are not so green.

Wind Turbine Effects on Birds and Bats Hearing 2

Wind Turbine Effects on Birds and Bats, among other concerns,  were debated at the  Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Oversight Hearing on “Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats”   Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:00 AM

The following is part of the testimony of Dr. Michael Fry, Ph.D., Director, Birds and Pesticides, American Bird Conservancy of the Fish and Wild Life Service

It should be noted that Dr Fry is for wind power but stresses the importance that is being overlooked in being overly zealous; the wildlife effects.

Wind Turbine Effects on Birds and Bats Hearing

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Oversight Hearing on “Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats”   Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:00 AM

The following is part of the testimony of Mr. Michael Daulton, Director of Conservation Policy, National Audubon Society

It should be noted that Mr Daulton is for wind power but stresses the importance that is being overlooked in being overly zealous; the wildlife effects.

Planned Expansion of Largely Unregulated Wind Power Raises Conservation Concerns

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Lawsuit

Iberdrola Hardscrabble lawsuit medical issues that plaintiffs complained of:

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  • Diane Abele – frequent headaches from lack of sleep and constant stress
  • Holly Ashley – difficulty sleeping
  • William Ashley – difficulty sleeping
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  • Wendy Bramer’s teenage son Adam Bramer – experienced dizziness and sinus problems.  Also has an adult daughter with seizure     disorders who can no longer visit her parents in their home because of the flicker and the noise.
  • Linda Brauer – severe difficulty sleeping due to noise

Hardscrabble Wind Farm News

Hardscrabble Wind Farm news continues to be in the spotlight. It seems that locals are unjustly having liens placed on their lands while Saunders Concrete and Iberdrola duke it out.

Read about it in the full article but as you do, consider as to whether it is something you might find yourself in the middle of one day, in your own backyard.

Residents targeted by subcontractor who wants to be paid for work

Concrete company places nearly $2M lien on wind project property

True Costs of Wind Energy and Low Value of Wind Electricity

True Costs of Wind Energy and Low Value of Wind Electricity

Dec 4, 2012

This is a great article about the true costs of wind energy:  You can download the entire article here:
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Probably the most common wind energy question that I receive from analysts, reporters, and interested citizens deals with the cost of electricity from wind.  The frequency of the question is understandable since estimates provided by the wind industry, federal and state agencies and contractors, and the media understate the true cost and ignore the fact that electricity from wind is very low in value.

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Nov 19, 2012

The following is the summary of the Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint filed with the Supreme Court of NY.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT AGAINST IBERDROLA – SUPREME COURT, STATE OF NEW YORK

RE: HARDSCRABBLE WIND POWER PROJECT, HERKIMER COUNTY, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2012 (filed 10/24/12)

 FACTS

  1. 60 plaintiffs (not clear if it is 60 different homes as several share the same last name)
  2. Wind turbines being in close proximity to their homes
  3. All plaintiffs live within a mile of the wind farm