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Blowin Smoke April 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
The last paragraph in Mr. Haggerty's post is significant. "On Tuesday, Mr. Osuch said this was Read Morejust one of several court challenges Windwise has initiated. He said judges have ruled in the town’s favor so far." In other words, Windwise is losing these cases, but towns must waste taxpayer dollars to fend off their frivolous suits.
sue hobart April 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
so blowing smoke is happy the towns can torture their residents....
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
NortheasternEE April 17, 2014 at 06:08 PM
New York Is moving to implement energy storage before the 10% threshold is crossed. StudiesRead Moreclaimin g 20% before the need of storage were lies or wishful thinking. Wishful thinking seems to play a big role in wind advocate thinking!
Blowin Smoke April 18, 2014 at 06:20 AM
Northeastern - Yes, storage technology is being tested in NY and CA and elsewhere. Industry likesRead Moret o evaluate new technologies, in pilot programs, before broader adoption. This concept should be obvious to an engineer.
NortheasternEE April 18, 2014 at 07:04 AM
BS - Engineering begins with feasibility studies. To any junior engineer, the need for storage toRead Morefi rm the volatile power output of wind is obvious. For the last 10 years big wind funded studies ignoring the obvious need for storage promising that the grid without modifications can handle 20% grid penetration. - For the last six years I have been pointing out that without bulk energy storage, not only is the 20% goal beyond reach, but wind energy is an impotent useless and expensive add-on to the grid. - Now, that it is becoming obvious that we were misled by big wind, you want to hide behind the last ditch engineering practice of trial and error. - To me it is obvious that big wind avoided the need for storage to keep the high cost of wind, at more than four times the going rate, from becoming prohibitive, hoping that by the time the need for storage becomes obvious, they can point to it as a new innovation. - Storage is not a new innovation. Ben Franklin experimented with his kite to store lightning in a bottle. What is going on in New York is a feeble attempt to hide the obvious. Lead acid batteries are not a feasible solution to the storage problem created by big wind. The cost is too high and the environmental damage from the production and disposal of batteries on a scale needed to firm up wind power is unacceptable. - Your spin on this point won't fly!
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
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