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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.

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.

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

Iberdrola Wind Farms NH Meetings

Iberdrola wind farms NH meetings didn’t start in Grafton, Danbury and Alexandria but we hope they will stop there.  Here is an article from the Concord Monitor in November 2012.

Concord Monitor Published on the Concord Monitor (http://www.concordmonitor.com)

Wind company to hold meetings in Alexandria and Danbury

By The Associated Press    Tuesday, November 13, 2012    (Published in print: Wednesday, November 14, 2012)

A company that wants to build about three dozen wind turbines in the mountains of several communities is holding open house meetings.

Iberdrola Renewables has preliminary permission to build up to 40, 450-foot-tall wind turbines on private property in Grafton, Alexandria and Danbury. It’s called the Wild Meadows project.

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

Ontario Wind Concerns

Ontario Wind Concerns

Nov 19, 2012

Just in case one might think the concerns lie with the US or even our little corner the Northeast alone, we need only to look at Ontario wind concerns.

If you haven’t opened your September hydro bill yet, you’re in for a shock. Rates have risen 18 per cent this year to date, and that’s just the start.

In this article below we can see that Ontario is up in arms with green energy over achievers costing an outrageous amount in wasted money. All for power that is not even needed at this time.  See how Ontario wind concerns give us insight to what we can expect as well.

Ontario wind concerns are a financial nightmare. The article, at this writing, was last update on September 6, 2012.

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.