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RBO Petition – Right to Govern Our Future

The RBO Warrant / Petition:  Download a copy here – RBO Warrant

Purpose is to see if the Town of Grafton shall pass the ordinance known as “Right to A Sustainable Energy Future and Community Self-Government Ordinance”.  The purpose of this ordinance is to guarantee residents’ right to determine their own energy future.

Below is just an sample of what the print out looks like.

 

January 2013 Meetings

January 18, 2013 Dr. Benjamin Luce will speak about “Issues with Wind Power in New England. Newfound Regional High School, Bristol, NH 7:00pm

See the full poster for this here: LucePosterJanuary18thmtg

January 19, 2013 Grafton Wind Group will be showing a documentary on wind power at the Grafton Fire House, Grafton. Watch a movie, eat cookies and talk wind.

January 28 – 6PM Lakes Region Planning Commission Meeting
This meeting will address energy concerns and the workings of the SEC in NH. Bridgewater Town Hall The public is invited….

REMINDER:
Contact our representatives and let them know how you feel about Industrial Wind Turbines taking over NH!

Senator
Kelly Ayotte
1200 Elm Street,
Suite 2
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-622-7979
Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
1589 Elm Street,
Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03101
Ph: 603-647-7500
Congresswoman
Carol Shea-Porter
PO Box 453
Rochester, NH 03866
Phone: 603-531-9653
Congresswoman
Ann McLane Kuster
15 N Main St,
Level 3
Concord, NH. 03302
Phone: 603-225 3327
Governor
Margaret Wood Hassan
107 N. Main St.
Room 302
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4153
NH State Senate, District 2
Jeanie Forrester
State House, Room 105-A
Concord, NH 03301-4951
603-271-2104
jeanie.forrester@leg.state.nh.us
www.jeanieforrester.com

Low Frequency Noise Health Effects

Low Frequency Noise Health Effects

Dec 18, 2012

Wind turbine issues include the impact of low frequency noise health effects on the inner ear leading to hearing damage, vertigo and more.

Here is an excerpt of an article regarding studies being done on this topic of Low Frequency Noise to get you started.  You can read the entire article here: LowFrequencyNoise

Two effects of Low Frequency Noise; dizziness and vertigo to start

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

NH Electricity Cost

NH Electricity Cost

Dec 18, 2012

The NH electricity cost is 5 cents above the average in other US states.  We export more than 1/2 our electricity generated and yet we pay 50% more per kilowatt hour.  How does that even make sense?

See for yourself in the NH electricity profile chart below:

State Electricity Profiles

Data for 2010  |  Release Date: January 30, 2012  |  Next Release: January 2013   |

Archived State Electricity Profiles

Notice that NH is 5 cents more than the national average in cost per kilowatt hour and yet it exports more than 1/2 of its electricity.  Where is the benefit to our state to produce more?  Should we expect to pay more as well?

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

Estimated Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines in Groton Wind Project

It is difficult to say exactly what the carbon footprint of wind turbines for the Groton Wind Project would be but not difficult to make some reasonable estimations.

Here is a conversation sent to us by a gentlemen involved.  These are his guestimates and no more but it is not hard to follow the logic.

Estimated Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines in Groton Wind Project

Tug Mountain Wind Farm Canaan

Tug Mountain Wind Farm – Canaan, NH

New England’s fifth wind farm, on Tug Mountain in Canaan, NH, was installed in 1984 and went on line in 1985. It consisted of ten 60-kW Danish wind turbines manufactured by Micon. Like others installed in the mid-1980s, this 600-kW wind farm performed better than its predecessors. In 1987, it produced 541,200 kWh for a capacity factor of 10.3%. (“Capacity factor” is the actual energy output divided by the theoretical maximum output if the machine operated at peak capacity all the time.) This performance is comparable to California wind farms installed during the same period, but it is well below the performance of newer wind farms. Tug Mountain’s lackluster performance was reportedly due to frequent problems with the interconnection to the local utility and wind speeds considered low for a commercial wind farm. The Canaan turbines were relocated to California in 1988, after the owner concluded that it was not cost-effective to operate such a small wind farm so far from its service facilities.

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:
Schleede-High-Cost-Low-Value-Electricity-from-Wind
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.

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

Dec 3, 2012

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Calendar of  events and meetings

December 17th,  Monday – Alexandria, NH town hall from 6:30 to 8:30.  This meeting will host Ed Cherion from Iberdrola Renewables again. This is very important to be there and to come with intelligent questions and facts.  All are welcome.  Bring your friends from surrounding towns as well to hear first hand.