“It is He Who sits on the circumference of the earth, with its inhabitants like grasshoppers;…Who turns governors into nothingness; Who makes judges of the land into naught —- as if they were not even planted, as if they were not even sown, as if their stock was not even rooted in the ground; even if He were to blow on them they would wither, and a storm wind would carry them away like stubble.” Isaiah 40:22-24
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private.” C. S. Lewis
This Page correlates to the Post: “Wind Energy: Earth’s Salvation? To make research easier, it provides sources and information appearing in the Post. I hope to add more sources as time allows.
“The amazing conclusion is that the wind energy produces more radioactive waste per MWH [MegaWattHour] than does a nuclear facility!” [Note 1, see below] John Droz, jr.
“No person shall be . . . deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (applies to the federal government)
See Historical Documents Section on this site.
“No State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (applies to the states)
See Historical Documents Section.
April 11, 2013, CBC interview re: new economic report by Fraser Institute on Canada’s Green Energy Act failure: http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/The%2BEarly%2BShift/ID/2375405853/
The information and ~50 weblinks and videos on this Page will testify, and lead to hundreds of other supportive weblinks, that Industrial Wind Energy is founded on wishful thinking, pseudo science, and inefficient, exorbitantly expensive, pre-20th Century technology dressed-up to fool the People of America and All of Earth.
SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF INDUSTRIAL WIND ENERGY
- [Note 1] Manufacture of the enormous structures includes use and processing of Rare Earth Elements (REE), which also results in radioactive waste contributing to destruction of the environment, and, yes, THE PLANET. Reportedly “several thousands of pounds of REE per turbine…” along with the radioactive waste, and “…for every ton of REE there can be about a ton of radioactive waste.” http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/H298_Assessment2.pdf; pp.9-10. “The amazing conclusion is that the wind energy produces more radioactive waste per MWH [MegaWattHour] than does a nuclear facility!” John Droz, jr. [Note 1]
- Wind energy is intermittent and unpredictable at best. Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) can only generate electricity that must be transmitted instantaneously to customers forcing other supplies off the lines and requiring instantaneous resumption when the wind stops. This intermittency must be compensated by back-up fossil fuel, usually gas-fired plants.
- Because existing and newly required fossil fuel plants must be always ready to ramp-up or down dependent upon the variations of the uncontrollable wind – there is NO reduction in CO2, and some actual increases! IT’S NOT GREEN!!!
- Under-productive in weather conditions and time of day that require more electricity.
- Over-productive when less is needed, but the utility still has to pay for energy it cannot use!
- Abysmal efficiency = EXORBITANT PRICES TO RATEPAYERS.
- Ratepayers, businesses and residences alike must pay ever-increasing rates to subsidize it.
- Multiple methods of extorting money from taxpayer and ratepayers are sucking us dry in an already precarious economy.
- A 2.2 MW turbine tower uses about a thousand (1000) gallons of oil to function.
- A Wind Power Plant requires grid electrical power to run the facility and reportedly to “jump-start” the turbines! [Some reports say Liquid Propane is used to jump-start them.]
- NET JOB LOSS and weakened economy. Spain is the first example of economic destruction by Industrial Wind Energy. Two jobs lost for every one wind energy job created.
IT DOES NOT REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS!
IN FACT, IT CONTRIBUTES TO KEEPING THEM HIGH
AND INCREASING THEM!
A Displaced-Refugee Victim of Wind Turbine Syndrome, my adrenal glands were nearly destroyed by toxic Infrasound generated by IWTs sited 11.25+ MILES from my home!
Testimony of Michael McCann on property value impacts in Adams County, [Illinois]: http://www.windaction.org/documents/27736
The most damage to health is caused by 1MW-rated and larger IWTs.
IWTs are now available in 6MW-rated capacity, mega-monstrosities; with 10MW in sight. 2.2MW IWTs are about 500 feet tall. Imagine the size at 6MW, or 10MW!!!
Efficiency does not increase with size or quantity,
causing ever-increasing electricity rates to consumers.
Following are some sources to facilitate your research. This is a relatively small number of links compared to the countless sites available online. They can give you a running start. [Please leave a comment if you have problems with any of the links on this page.]
These links give diverse examples of the facts: scientific, economic, technological, energy, necessity for subsidization and ever-increasing electricity rates, epidemiology, health studies, effects on animals, etc.
Zero Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction – Australia: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/wind-farm-developments-have-saved-virtually-zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions-australia/?var=cna
[Note 2] [The feed referenced didn’t always work, so I removed it, please see the “WIND TURBINE SYNDROME SITE LINKS” Page for updates and other options.]
The Wind Turbine Syndrome site is updated frequently with the latest stories that come in from around the world chronicling the atrocities of wind energy and economic, technical, and medical studies and discoveries. You can find current stories stories and commentary posted by the site owner, Calvin Martin, Ph.D. You can access all of the features on the site directly: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com
An important update on Vindication of the courageous doctor who identified and named Wind Turbine Syndrome, Dr. Nina Pierpont. [You can buy her book on the site] http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/pierponts-research-on-wind-turbine-infrasound-vindicated/
[Note 3] “Gag” clauses are standard operating procedure in contracts with landowners and neighbors. Farmer regrets hosting wind turbines! Courageous, honest farmer speaks the truth: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/the-biggest-regret-ive-ever-experienced-wisconsin/
The following video is Part 1, of Epidemiology Consultant Dr. Carl V. Phillips’ testimony to the Lee County, Illinois, Zoning Board. As the video ends, there will be a grid of images displayed. The next Part will be one of these, and you can click the image to open it. You can also find Parts 2 – 9 videos, in the page sidebar, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzD-64hFIMc (As you select each Part in sequence, subsequent Parts will appear higher in the sidebar.)
“I am a researcher and consultant in areas related to economics, epidemiology, scientific epistemology, and social research.” Dr. Phillips
CHILDREN: “The Noise From Wind Turbines: Potential Adverse Impacts on Children’s Well-Being:” http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/291.abstract Effects on Children are heart-breaking; there are testimonies available on the Wind Turbine Syndrome site, above, and a number of “Wind Action Group” sites.
April 18, 2013, new article on “Current News & Articles” Page,” includes the following video: “Behavioral Pediatrician Warns of Wind Turbine Syndrome In Children (Ontario):” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-turbine-syndrome/current-news-articles/
AUTISTIC: 4/14/13, Google Search Results Page: https://www.google.com/search?q=Wind+turbines+autistic&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a; TOO MANY TO CHOOSE!!!
JUST ONE ALARMING EXAMPLE, FROM HOLLAND: https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/my-life-has-stopped-wind-turbine-syndrome-in-the-netherlands/
“Wind turbines and cows (and people) don’t mix (Wisconsin). Personal testimonies of Victims” This video also appears on a Page at: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com
April, 2013, The Beacon Hill Institute Report: “The Economic Impact of Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff:” http://www.beaconhill.org/BHIStudies/AZ-REST/AZ-BHI-REST-2013-0403FINAL.pdf
Video. North Carolina House of Representatives Commerce Committee: “House panel approves renewable energy rollback:” http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/12297789/#/vid12297789
WPRI Report: “The Economic Impact of Wisconsin’s Renewable Portfolio Standard:” http://heartland.org/policy-documents/economic-impact-wisconsins-renewable-portfolio-standard
“Blow-out Sale: BP Plans to Divest US Wind Properties:” http://green.tmcnet.com/topics/green/articles/2013/04/03/332865-blowout-sale-bp-plans-divest-us-wind-properties.htm
“Wind Power is an Environmental Wrecking Ball:” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/wind-power-is-an-environmental-wrecking-ball/?var=cna; by energy expert, Jon Boone. This is an excellent essay on “power” exposing Wind “Power.” Original publication, “Oxymoronic Windpower, (Part 1: Howlers)” http://www.masterresource.org/2011/01/wind-howlers-part-i/
“Modern Wind Turbines Generate Dangerously “Dirty” Electricity:” http://www.electricalpollution.com/windturbines.html
CATO Institute: “RENEWABLE ENERGY: Not Cheap, Not ‘Green':” http://www.mensetmanus.net/windpower/cato/probwind.shtml ; Truth known in 1997!
John Droz, jr. provides several websites for A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH to wind energy facts. He is a physicist and has been an environmental activist for 25 years. He now advocates for “All of the Sensible” energy solutions:
His AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter appears about every 2-3 weeks at: http://www.masterresource.org/2013/04/awed-update-5/ ; [The “MasterResource” website has a lot of information!!!]
“Our Energy Policy: From Scientists, or Lobbyists:” http://energypresentation.info/
“Wind Production Tax Credit Information:” http://www.ptcfacts.info/
“Wind Development in North Carolina:” http://www.energytribune.com/8197/wind-development-in-north-carolina
“The North Carolina Affordable and Reliable Energy Act: An Economic Assessment:” http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/H298_Assessment.pdf
[Note 1] “The North Carolina Affordable and Reliable Energy Act: An Environmental Assessment.” http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/H298_Assessment2.pdf
“… Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities:” http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/H484_Comments.pdf
“Science Under Assault.” Excellent analysis of what is happening to science in the 21st Century: http://www.slideshare.net/JohnDroz/lockewindpresentation
John Locke Foundation. “Spotlight: Power to the People”: http://johnlocke.org/acrobat/spotlights/Spotlight434RepealSB3.pdf
Another link for Dr. Carl V. Phillips; an excellent Paper: “Properly Interpreting the Epidemiologic Evidence About the Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines on Nearby Residents:” http://epaw.org/documents.php?lang=en&article=ns23
Dr. Sarah Laurie is a Medical Doctor and Medical Director of the Waubra Foundation, Australia. She is quite active in conducting research in wind turbine-caused adverse health effects. She is a courageous advocate for Wind Turbine Syndrome Victims through the Waubra Foundation.
“Wind Turbine Syndrome Health Assessment:” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/wind-turbine-syndrome-health-assessment/#comment-18540
Audio: Australia wind turbine syndrome victim interview; with Dr. Sarah Laurie: http://webstore.2gb.com/audio/nights-with-steve-price/201303/28-david-mortimer-and-dr-sarah-laur.mp3
Audio: Wind Wise Radio interview with Dr. Sarah Laurie: http://www.windwiseradio.org/2012/02/the-word-from-waubra-a-conversation-with-dr-sarah-laurie-sun-feb-19-2012-0700pm/
Two Australian doctors, including Dr. Sarah Laurie, give a great deal of information on health effects/wind turbine syndrome: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/m-d-treats-patients-for-wind-turbine-syndrome-australia/
“Health effects of turbines? We already know:” http://www.theobserver.ca/2011/01/08/health-effects-of-turbines-we-already-know
“Summary of Recent Research on Adverse Effects of Wind Turbines:” http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/summary-of-recent-research-on-adverse-health-effects-of-wind-turbines/
“Wind Turbine Syndrome Documented Out To 10KM (Australia):” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/wind-turbine-syndrome-documented-out-to-10-km-australia/?var=cna
[WTS is occurring at least as far as 12.5 MILES in Navajo County, Arizona; I am one of its victims at 11.25 MILES!!!]
Weekly Radio Talk Show on all aspects of wind energy, with guests and live call-in: http://www.windwiseradio.org/
This link takes you to avery good site; this particular page has a lengthy synopsis and a link to download Ivan Buxton’s EXCELLENT 2006 Paper, Low Frequency Noise and Infrasound (Some possible causes and effects upon land-based animals and freshwater creatures):
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for a sobering wake-up call to understanding the true effects of Industrial Wind Turbines on ALL life!!! This is the Paper that showed me IWTs DO NOT BELONG ANYWHERE ON EARTH!!!
Ocean Life: “Low-frequency sounds induce acoustic trauma in cephalopods” (giant squid): http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/massive-acoustic-trauma-incompatible-with-life-spain/
Protected-Bird Deaths by Wind Energy Go Unpunished: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/wind-turbines-kill-federally-protected-birds-with-impunity/
Whooping Cranes in danger of extinction in 5 years – 9/8/12, and counting: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/are-wind-turbines-slaughtering-whooping-cranes/
Another perspective on whooping cranes and other birds: http://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/for-the-birds/
“Winding Up: Scotland’s Anti-wind Farm Group Speaks Out:” http://green.tmcnet.com/topics/green/articles/2013/04/05/333049-winding-up-scotlands-anti-wind-farm-group-speaks.htm
These sources are a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the huge number of articles, studies, testimonies, etc., that tell the true story of Industrial Wind Energy!!!
“…they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 16:18-20
soli Deo gloria
“to God alone be glory.”