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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 Energy Forum

A Wind Energy Forum

Conducted by the NH House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee  April 30th.

Our Goal: To become better informed by current research and experience on what an effective, efficient, and well balanced approval process should included by addressing:

● What costs and benefits need to be included in the review process.
● What are the difficulties in acquiring accurate data to assess costs and benefits.
● Are there existing evaluation guidelines that have proven useful in accessing specific impact areas. What are their strengths and
weaknesses.
● From concept to production, how well is the existing approval process serving the needs of New Hampshire.

Production Tax Credit Wind

In the news, quietly nagging, is the question of whether or not the Production Tax Credit will expire now that the deadline has passed.  Without the Production Tax Credit wind projects may not stand a chance at new start ups.   Congress and wind power are not a good match right now as the expiration date has already passed.

These are not only the politics of wind power but about one more debt added to the heap we can’t seem to come up from already. The expiration of the credit would certainly be good news for millions who have already figured out that the financial implications are high and we are being bled dry by greedy corporations who know how to take but not give back.

Here are a few excerpts from the Huffington Post regarding the possible expiration of the Product Tax Credit that has been in place since 1992.  Decide for yourself.  This author wonders where YOUR children will get the money to pay back all this debt when companies like Iberdrola Renewables has their credit are heading for the Spanish hills.

Republican opposition to renewable energy tax breaks has been galvanized by anger over a failed solar project backed by the Obama administration. Republicans referred to that project, a start-up company called Solyndra, several times in the letter.

“The Obama administration has poured billions into subsidizing its favored green energy sources,” reads the letter dated Sept. 21 from House Republicans to Boehner, also a Republican. “Twenty years of subsidizing wind is more than enough.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/john-boehner-wind-production-tax-credit_n_1910687.html

And…

The so-called production tax credit has made wind and solar installations more financially appealing for investors, encouraging new projects. But with each passing day absent movement in Congress toward renewing the credit, investors grow more skittish about pouring money into wind and solar installations, fearful that they will not be able to secure a return on their capital, as the tax credits have traditionally reduced the cost of new projects by one-third.          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/wind-power-tax-credit-expiration_n_2220635.html

Wind Effects document and image links

 Wild Meadows and Windfarm Info Links

Wind Effects links and images are the properties of other wind effects, wind project and concerned websites and are WindEffects.org is not responsible for their content.

Reference information about proposed Wild Meadows Windfarm taken from various e-mails, Facebook posts to ~ Nov 23, 2012 and later and info from various web searches on these topics.

Enclosed Topics Include:

Page Content

1 Local Information, Group Information

2 Recent Press articles about or referencing Wild Meadows

2 Other Local Windfarm Info

3 What to do if your community is targeted by Wind Power

3 Health Info

Northern Pass News

Nashua Telegraph – December 28, 2012

NE grid operator needs to do more

Letter to the Editor

There is much to applaud in the New England regional grid operator’s (ISO-NE’s) decision to defer the construction of $260 in transmission lines due to the energy efficiency investments in the region (The Telegraph, Dec. 18). But rather than simply acknowledge the existence of energy efficiency, ISO-NE could be doing much more in its planning process to promote the adoption of energy efficiency as an alternative to costly new transmission.

NHPR Wind Farm News

NHPR Wind Farm News

Nov 28, 2012

ATTENTION!!!

Thursday, Nov. 29th, NHPR (89.1FM) program “The Exchange” will air with Ed Charion, from Iberdrola, and Lisa Linowes, Wind Watch supporter and professional intervenor for Turbine opposition groups, will be discussing the Wild Meadows project in Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton, along with Sam Evans Brown, environmental reporter for NHPR.   The program airs 9 am, and  8 pm.

It is a call in show as well. Call in: 1-800-892-6477 so write down your questions/comments while they are discussing, and press those phone keys! SPREAD THE WORD, let’s get listeners and comments from Newfound Lake Wind Watchers from around our region. (You can only call in at the 9 a.m. time, as the evening broadcast is a taped repeat.)

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Nov 23, 2012

Proposed Wind Farm Project

While we support the concept of sustainable energy, the Board of Selectmen opposes additional construction of wind turbines in the Newfound Area. The new Groton wind farm is sufficient and further clustering on the ridge adjacent to Cardigan Mountain is unwise and unnecessary.  Tourism is the major economic engine of this area and the proposed project endangers that financial foundation. In addition the State of NH is a net exporter of electricity and the power from all those towers will not benefit the citizens of this state. For example, one small biomass plant (wood to energy) produces more electricity than the new (23 towers) Groton wind farm! Biomass plants create jobs far greater than wind farms. Alexandria and Bridgewater have biomass plants and with the Groton facility, we have enough sustainable energy projects in this area. The proposed wind farm has the potential for more harm than good.

The bottom line as stated by the Town of Bridgewater Selectmen: “The Board opposes this project.

From http://www.bridgewater-nh.com/offices-departments/selectmen/selectmen%27s-corner

Newfound Lake Fights Wind Turbines

Newfound Lake Fights Wind Turbines

Nov 21, 2012

Newfound Lake is under turbine attack

By By RAY CUNNINGHAM For the Monitor

Monday, November 19, 2012
(Published in print: Tuesday, November 20, 2012)

NewfoundlakemapI’m one of thousands of residents who oppose industrial wind power development on Newfound Lake.

I’m not some “green” environmentalist who wants to stop all commercial development in New Hampshire.

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Nov 17, 2012

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End?
Governors Lobby to Extend U.S. Wind Tax Credit Set to End

By Jim Snyder on November 13, 2012

Governors from states such as Iowa and Oregon with wind-energy industries urged Congress to extend a tax credit set to expire next month, warning of further job losses if lawmakers fail to act.

“We’re beginning to see a negative economic impact and loss of jobs in our states” because of uncertainty over the tax break’s future, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, said today at a Washington event.

Wind Effects on Temperatures

Wind Effects on Temperatures

Nov 15, 2012

Wind effects on temperature may be the first of many scientific, documented pieces of evidence against wind turbines.  In the Northeast one thing that most people would agree upon would be that 1 degree higher of temperature change could do us good rather than harm.

We have enough of the cold for everyone.  But although that might sound like a positive, the truth be known, this is the first piece of evidence that wind farm project companies cannot chalk up to the economy, pre-existing health issues, placebo effects, pre-disposed opinions or changing times.

Wind effects on temperature and temperature changes that can be measured around wind turbines exist and are now documented.  Watch the report below and decide for yourself.

 

Lowell Wind Turbines

Lowell Wind Turbines

Nov 15, 2012

Residents of the Lowell Mountain area of Vermont were promised that the noise from the Lowell wind turbines would be minimal. According to WCAX evening news tonight, the wind power is anything but quiet.

Locals were surprised that as of this writing the turbines were not even operating yet and there was already a troubling level of noise.  Wind turbines are supposed to be online until sometime in December 2012 and yet an operator told the nightly news team that when there is a certain kind of wind, moisture and temperature there will be noise.  She went on to say that this is uncommon and should not be the case when they are up and running.

Revolving Door Corruption

Revolving Door Corruption

Nov 14, 2012

Revolving-Door Corruption in Federal Loans
Jan 31, 2012

Do you know what Revolving Door Corruption is?  Rand Paul knows and he is fighting to put an end to it in Washington.  We have included an excerpt here and a link to the rest of the story…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today took to the Senate floor to introduce an amendment to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The amendment would bring an end to the revolving door between federal employees and companies lobbying for federal funding or loans. This corrupt relationship has led to billions in wasted taxpayer dollars-money awarded on highly debatable grounds to companies who were better politically connected than they were capable of actually repaying a government loan.

NHPR Covers November Meeting

NHPR Covers November Meeting

Nov 14, 2012

NHPR – New Hamphire Public Radio came out to cover the November 13, 2012 meeting and interviewed April Dugan, Brenda Albano and Jacob Albano as well as Cherion – the representative of Iberdrola.   April Dugan was one of several quoted in their article, the following day, as saying  “We all live in the meadow because it’s a beautiful pristine wilderness and we love that.

November 2012 meetings

November 28th we will be on the selectman’s agenda. The meeting is at 6:30 and our time slot begins at 7:00.   If you plan on attending it is very important that we are respectful and quiet, as well as humble and gentle in manner.

We want to ask them where they stand on this project. We want to know why they feel wind energy is good/bad for Grafton and it’s residents. We want to know what research they have done (have they contacted other select boards in towns with wind farms? or other state agencies that may be able to help them learn from their victories and mistakes.) We want to know why there was no public hearing when they were approached to put up the MET towers (as there was in Danbury). We want to know why they have not informed the townsfolk about the wind farm coming to town.

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The first big meeting is going to be Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 6:00-8:30pm at the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, 5 Library Road, Grafton, NH 03240.    This is going to be a meeting presented by Iberdrola.