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PTC Stabenow is DEAD NOW.

At 3:06 PM, March 13th. in the well of the United States Senate, the vote to add the Senator Debbie Stabenow amendment (To the transportation Bill) that would extend PTCs to the industrial wind industry was not agreed upon. There were forty-nine yes votes and sixty were required. Eleven votes shy of bilking the American Taxpayers one more time for a failed energy technology. Today’s failed vote delivered a big blow for industrial wind welfare. Jeffersons Leaning Left From Lisa Linowes of Wind Action Group: Hi Everyone — Thank you all VERY much for sticking with this effort. It was a tough several weeks but we’re now 3 for 3 in pushing back the PTC/1603. Our communications to Congress paid off! Despite millions spent, AWEA missed … Read entire article »

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Energy Subsidies, Big Wind, and Benexplotation

WERP Panel Article in the Berkshire Eagle — read and comment. Attorney General Martha Coakley at the Green Community Act (GCA) Oversight hearing last week: The GCA  programs will cost more than $4 billion over the next four years, which will cause the total delivered costs of electricity to rise an estimated seven percent for consumers. Sen. Lamar Alexander last year: “So I ask the question: If wind has all these drawbacks, is a mature technology, and receives subsidies greater than any other form of energy per unit of actual energy produced, why are we subsidizing it with billions of dollars and not including it in [the energy subsidy] debate? Why are we talking about Big Oil and not talking about Big Wind?” So, Madam President, the Republican plan … Read entire article »

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Articles and Letters.

We had quite a bit of reading this to do this Sunday.  Earlier in the week, The Berkshire Record published a front page story on WESRA — the Deval plan to wrest local control of wind turbine siting away from the towns of Berkshire County.  At the PLM meeting with Andrea Nucifero was very supportive of the Berkshires.  Andrea stepped up immediately and pledged his support to help defeat WESRA.  This is in sharp contrast to Ben Downing who, as of our last encounter, reported he is still “doing his homework” on WESRA..  Leading vs. Fence-sitting. In the Sunday Eagle we got two stories on the Lenox initiative and the trials and tribulations of the Wind Energy Research Panel. This weekend, following a pleasant walk in the woods, the WERP had … Read entire article »

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Rare Earth.

Rare Earth.

We often hear from wind proponents putting up a straw man argument about the false tradeoff between coal strip mining in the Appalachians versus “putting up a few turbines.”  Of course, there is no such trade off. Not one coal fired power plant has ever been, or will ever be, turned off no matter how many industrial wind turbines are installed. (The wind does not blow all the time and there is no way to … Read entire article »

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Real Environmentalists, Propaganda from Two Continents, and a Plea for Critical Thinking

As we continue the fight to preserve Lenox Mountain against the development plans of the pro-wind-power forces, it becomes increasingly clear that the battle will be waged not only on the local front – with the Lenox BOS – but also at the State level – as the threat of passage of WESRA looms on the horizon. And as we continue to read about industrial wind turbines – about destruction, dirty politics, big money, and bad decisions, about friends and neighbors torn apart on the issue of whether or not turbines are green, and about former environmentalist allies abandoning “Think Globally, Act Locally” to, instead, hurl the NIMBY epithet at wind protestors – we encourage you to continue to do the same. The posted article “Who’s the Real Environmentalist?” explores the … Read entire article »

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Thanks to all of you who have visited our website and/or clicked on our FaceBook like button.  To those who have just volunteered, we are so happy to have you as part of the team. We hope that you will all participate in the important discussions and actions that will be upcoming. Last night, Eleanor Tillinghast gave a presentation to a crowd of about 50 individuals entitled, “Industrial Wind Turbines and the Berkshires.”  (Thanks, once more, … Read entire article »

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“So far the lobbyists are pitching a shut out”

“So far the lobbyists are pitching a shut out”

This page has some articles about industrial wind power. What makes them different, is that they aren’t written by lobbyists. My name is John Droz, Jr, and I’m a physicist who has also been an environmental activist for some 25 years. I’m a member of the Sierra Club, the Adirondack Council, the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, and the Resident’s Committee to Protect the Adirondacks, among others. (The views expressed here are mine … Read entire article »

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WESRA. A tragedy in three acts. Act One. Jiminy Peak.

WESRA. A tragedy in three acts. Act One. Jiminy Peak.

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) held the first of two public hearings on the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act (WESRA), the controversial bill to expedite land-based wind projects on September 7, 2011 at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts.  Dramatic testimony was heard including Andrew Wells playing the part of a wind developer: On behalf of all wind developers I want to thank the Legislature for passing the WESRA bill. … Read entire article »

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Three lies in Las Vegas — three fibs in Lenox.

Three lies in Las Vegas — three fibs in Lenox.

Move over Siegfried & Roy. Make room for Sen. Harry Reid’s Psychedelic Green Magic Machine. Step right up, check your common sense at the door and watch dog-faced politicians tell lies and make piles of taxpayer money disappear. The Psychedelic Green Magic Machine, also known as National Clean Energy Summit 4.0, played Las Vegas last week. — Sherman Frederick … Read entire article »

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