Tag Archives: wind turbines

World’s Largest Turbines to be Used in German Wind Farm

Germany’s ambitious renewable energy plans continue to progress as the German company juwi has signed a contract to form a joint venture with the Austrian electric utility Verbund AG, also heavily involved in renewable energy sources. Continue reading

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Paul Driessen: Wind-energy tax credits fund bird murder

Eagles being sliced back toward extinction Continue reading

Wind payback period “several millennia”

ConsumerReport.org is reporting that home wind turbines are a rip-off: Continue reading

Massive wind farm axed because it would kill 22 golden eagles

PLANS for a controversial mega-wind farm on the Isle of Lewis have been dropped following fears that golden eagles and other birds of prey would be killed by massive turbine blades. Continue reading

Great Britain Installs more Small Wind Capacity than the US in 2011

Some good news for the British wind industry, and also the Department of Energy and Climate Change; in 2011 Great Britain installed more small wind generation capacity than the US, and that trend is expected to continue in 2012.

Even better news for U.S. citizens in that they weren’t subjected to as much enviro-nonsense and destabilizing, intermittent baseload power wreckers. Continue reading

Wind farms do bring down property values

Wind farms can bring down property prices, government officials have accepted after downgrading the official valuation of several homes close to turbines. Continue reading

Simon Chapman: Wind turbine syndrome: a classic ‘communicated’ disease

At the beginning of this year I started collecting examples of health problems some people were attributing to wind turbine exposure. I had noticed a growing number of such claims on the internet and was curious about how many I could find. Within an hour or two I had found nearly 50 and today the number has grown to an astonishing 155. Continue reading

Tim Blair: It’s a hit!

Behold the creation of a beautiful new phrase: Continue reading

Andrew Bolt: Greens complain that green schemes kill birds

Just some of the birds killed so far by Victoria’s Waubra wind farm: Continue reading

The trouble with turbines: An ill wind

With turbines threatening some bird and bat populations, researchers are seeking ways to keep the skies safe for wildlife. Continue reading

Paul Driessen: Wind down wind subsidies

Facts should cause fad to blow over Continue reading

Caution backed on wind turbine health link

A NATIONAL Health and Medical Research Council recommendation for caution when considering wind-farm developments was appropriate pending a thorough investigation of possible adverse effects of turbines on residents, the chairman of a NHMRC review has said. Continue reading

California Tribes Suing to Halt Construction of Wind Factory on Sacred Land

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has the following warning on its web page regarding Southern California’s Coyote Mountain: “Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.” Continue reading

Ruling on wind farm says the countryside is as important as climate change targets

The Coalition’s renewable energy targets do not outweigh value of the beauty of the English countryside, a High Court judge said yesterday as she rejected planning permission for a wind farm. Continue reading

Wind farms considering detection systems to prevent bird deaths

Adding bird detection systems could protect wind farms from litigation in case of deaths of threatened species. Continue reading

Growing health concerns pit Queensland against the wind

A “GROWING body of evidence” that wind farm noise could have health effects has prompted Queensland Health to call for caution when approving wind farm developments. Continue reading

Deroy Murdock: Team Obama’s war on bald eagles

Rare birds are protected, except from White House-favored windmills Continue reading

Hardly revolutionary

As a piece of public education, the hopeless wind turbine exercise in Huddersfield seems to have been spot on. Continue reading

Interior ignored tribal concerns about wind farm impacts — lawsuit

An American Indian tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department in an effort to stop what would become California’s largest wind farm on public land. Continue reading

Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the Interior Department, is considering loosening regulations on the killing of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, to accommodate the development of wind energy sources. Continue reading