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Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Governor Deval Patrick said at the Boston Marathon yesterday : "We share the same fears, theRead Moresa me hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! Massachusetts has been suffering from commercial wind turbine torture for four years he has done nothing to stop it. Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the United States -For the sake of humanity stop the torture !
Paul Shaw April 15, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Nepotism, cronyism and patronage are a routine form of governance. Three disgraced former HouseRead MoreSpea kers made a visit to the State House, they were greeted with a standing ovation from legislators whose office they dishonored. Massachusetts is notorious for helping family and friends ease onto the state payroll system . Just sayin.....
Frank Haggerty April 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Deval Patrick said today at the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings , "We share theRead Moresam e fears, the same hopes, the same community," - Don't believe a word he says ! If he really cared he would do something about the wind turbine victims in Massachusetts. The wind turbine victims are bleeding from the inside out !
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Wind turbine evidence of two types of noise has been known since 2004. Studies world wide areRead Moreshowin g the mistakes made placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. We can thank God that the Falmouth wind turbines will never run 24 hours a day ever again. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center admission that they sited commercial wind turbines too close to homes in the past and now look at 2000 feet as a minimum proves many wind turbines in Massachusetts are causing health problems and constitutional residential rights problems. These type of megawatt turbines need 3000 foot setbacks. They should be moved to somewhere away from the public where they won't be a nuisance and a health issue for up to 200 homes
mark cool April 17, 2014 at 07:09 AM
Blowin seems to encourage, from his selective report points, that no more investigation isRead Morenecessary . Where the MA DEP/DPH critique actually supports further study providing more definitive answers. Why would a independent state commissioned panel recommend "further study" on the subject if no association between cause and effect exists? Yet another example of unfounded denial by the "earth-is-flat" faithful.
Frank Haggerty April 17, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Governor Patrick is in denial. He came into office in 2007 and has had a series of renewable energy Read Morefailures, Evergreen Solar, battery storage company and placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. The governor has failed the citizens of Massachusetts building a wind turbine blade testing factory in Charlestown with NO blades to test and a 100 million dollar ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford with NO ocean wind turbines. Look at the scorecard our local and state officials have followed him and now he is thinking of a presidential run ? Our governor will be remembered as some one who hurt hundreds if not thousands of people through a wind turbine bunco scheme that all the local politicians got sold on. TIME TO ASSESS THE SITUATION
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Section 1983 Litigation "Section 1983 Litigation" refers to lawsuits brought underRead MoreSecti on 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code. Section 1983 gives an individual the right to sue state government employees and others acting "under color of state law" for civil rights violations. Section 1983 has spawned a tremendous amount of interesting and lucrative litigation, as well as a wide selection of law review articles and CLE seminars. Treatises on the subject include Nahamod's Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (West Group), Schwartz's Section 1983 Litigation (J. Wiley) and Gelfand's Constitutional Litigation Under Section 1983: A Treatise for City Attorneys, Public Interest Litigators and Students.
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Folks , Here is the offer that Town Manager Julian Suso told you April 7, 2014 at Town Meeting that Read Morethe Town of Falmouth received no documentation. On March 26, 2014 ten days before Town Meeting the Mass Clean Energy Center released this press release with quotes from Julian Suso . If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck it is a duck ! Here is the offer ten days before Town Meeting : http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Folks Please read the truth ,March 26, 2014 : “The action of the Massachusetts Clean EnergyRead MoreCe nter to grant the Town of Falmouth financial assistance is a recognition of the ongoing strong partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the development of wind energy and other renewable energy facilities in Falmouth,” said Falmouth Town Manager Julian M. Suso. http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
mark cool April 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM
The challenging issue is not whether wind turbines replace SOME fossil fuel usage. That’sRead Morenot been the topic of conversation. Rather, it’s whether wind turbines effectively and efficiently meet their proclaimed promises. Are they worth it? As cited previously the EIA states wind electrical wind generation is driven by randomly changing wind velocities. Which, as a commercial utility power source, is neither sound, stable or sustainable (without grid improvements costing billions). Say for some wild reason those infrastructure costs are absorbed by the ratepayer. The ratepayer is willing to pay the extra toll for clean electricity. Similar in the sense of you choosing to pay the toll to use the Big Dig tunnel to Logan Airport. You choose to pay the tunnel toll because the expense saves you time and is more effective and efficient than traveling through Boston then to Revere and then down Rt1 to Logan. Not to mention cutting down auto smog emissions. In other words, you choose to pay because it’s effective, efficient and worth it. By your inquiry, I’ll take it that your primary concern is fossil fuel usage. So using the example above- of a whole bunch of new wind turbines and billions of dollars worth of infrastructure to carry consumer electricity, not one stable and sustainable other electrical power generation plant is eliminated. Coal and natural gas power plants must remain on line, in standby (Thereby these plants will typically have lower efficiency and generate increased CO2 and NOx emissions). So “fishy”, if we reduce the topic only to whether wind turbines effectively and efficiently meet their proclaimed reduction of fossil fuel promises - Are the Billions of dollars worth the campaign for an alternative energy idea that sabotages your fossil fuel reduction expectation? REAL WORLD DATA -A report by The Sustainable Energy Authority in Ireland, “Renewable Energy in Ireland”, - Appendix 1 -http://www.seai.ie/Publications/Statistics_Publications/Renewable_Energy_in_Ireland/RE_in_Ire_2010update.pdf
ifish02719 April 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Mark, I disagree. That's the topic of conversation everyday. I get that you want to have theRead Morebroa der discussion. I'm interested in that too. But every day we have wild claims on this board that wind power does not eliminate any fossil fuel burning and in some magical way it actually increases fossil fuel burning and emissions. It is that exact point I am focussed on. The data proves otherwise.
ifish02719 April 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM
From the report you referenced: Avoided CO2 Emissions • CO2 avoided through renewableRead Moreenergy use increased by 257% (7.3% per annum on average) over the period 1990 to 2008 reaching 2,830 kt CO2 in 2008. • Wind energy use gave rise to the largest avoidance of emissions in 2008 (46%) followed by solid biomass and hydro.
mark cool April 14, 2014 at 04:46 AM
Ikea is putting the US taxpayer's money where their mouth is in that they’re living up toRead Morethei r corporate responsibility. Building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again. All on the coattails of federal subsidies (you the tax payer) - "But right now wind power is a struggling business. Cheap natural gas and the end of a federal tax break for wind-power producers have left wind generation unprofitable." "The key federal subsidy for wind-energy generation, the Production Tax Credit, expired at the end of 2013. Right now, Olson acknowledges, wind-power generation needs government incentives to make money." "“We will not lose money during this process.”" http://www.commercial-news.com/local/x1445038983/IKEA-buying-wind-energy-project
Blowin Smoke April 12, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Ms. Hobart writes "the public is not even involved... Its just a bunch of town meeting members Read Morein Falmouth". But Falmouth's 244 town meeting representatives ARE THE PUBLIC, and are elected by every precinct. They aren't some clique of politicians - they're your neighbors, and their names are all listed at: http://www.falmouthmass.us/clerk/tm16.pdf
David Moriarty April 13, 2014 at 09:15 AM
It's time for Falouth to have a open town meeting for all citizens of Falmouth to attend andRead Morevote.We have lost control of our town.
Steve Jarret April 16, 2014 at 05:30 AM
Vt. Couple Gets $1.3M in Wind Turbine Settlement MONTPELIER, Vt . (AP) — A Vermont coupleRead Morewho se Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540-acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million . In announcing they had agreed to settle a lawsuit over a boundary dispute filed against them by GMP, Don and Shirley Nelson said they felt they could have won in court, but it would not have led to the removal of the now-operating turbines. Even if victorious in court, it's doubtful they would have received more than the $1.3 million they will get for the sale of their property and the legal case could have lingered for years, the Nelsons said. "The Nelsons intend to move from their farm to a location well away from the turbines," their statement said.