Tag: transmission

BigWind requires ‘magical’ math to make sense in our energy grid

It has been a momentous week in many ways.   Seneca Wind developer, sPower, officially withdrew its application and the OPSB granted the withdrawal on August 15th.  But this is not the first time this ill-fated project has been withdrawn.   In a previous incarnation, Seneca Wind was owned by Exelon who filed a pre-application notice in … Continue reading BigWind requires ‘magical’ math to make sense in our energy grid

Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets and Hidden Costs to USA!

Are you confused as to why renewables can COST us $? And how can anyone say that they DON'T reduce our carbon emissions? Read below, and you will find excellent analyses of why they do NOT belong on our grid and how they will cost all of us in our pocketbook.  Thank you Governor Kasich … Continue reading Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets and Hidden Costs to USA!

Will the freeloading end for BigWind in Texas?

Transmission lines are and extremely expensive cost to this energy that few usually consider.  It is part of the reason that wind energy is MORE expensive than you have probably been told.  Texas is a prime example of this and it should also highlight the ridiculous notion that we should plant wind turbines in the … Continue reading Will the freeloading end for BigWind in Texas?

Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!

Please share with your neighbors and family members. The $ offered to farmers is very enticing…. The Informed Farmers Coalition IFC was formed five years ago to study the impacts of wind turbines on our agricultural and residential community. The group consists of past or present union iron workers, school teachers, township officials, lawyers, a … Continue reading Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!

Wind energy is anything BUT free

The truth speaks for itself below... Various promoters maintain the cost of wind energy is competitive with other sources of energy. As shown below, this is not the case. The EIA calculates the levelized cost of NEW onshore wind turbine plants place in service in 2018, capacity factor 0.34, 30-yr life, at $86.6/MWh, including transmission of … Continue reading Wind energy is anything BUT free