Turbines Shut Down On Christmas

Happy for One Day At A Time
Happy for One Day At A Time
Falmouth’s two turbines must shut down from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, effective immediately. Merry Christmas !
sue hobart December 24, 2013 at 05:13 PM
not webbs Not Us!
Blowin Smoke December 24, 2013 at 09:52 PM
An expensive gift for a small handful - and a lump of coal for the other 99.99% of Falmouth residents (and the environment).
NortheasternEE December 25, 2013 at 06:57 AM
There is no proof that wind turbines avoid coal and are a net benefit to the environment. The impact forced on those living nearby is for nothing in return!
Blowin Smoke December 25, 2013 at 08:08 AM
NortheastEE - I guess you missed the day they taught Kirchoff's current rule in Circuits 101? But if you're a devotee of "proof", you'll notice the utter lack of proof of any harm to turbine neighbors. Try looking up the term NOCEBO. It's well known to medical doctors, including these five Falmouth MDs -- www.tinyurl.com/mdwrote
mark cool December 25, 2013 at 09:31 AM
You'll notice the utter lack of science based proof of NO harm to Falmouth turbine neighbors. MassDPH had intended to assist Falmouth's BoH, but they suddenly and shockingly wanted nothing to do with a site specific examination. We're left a year latter with Blowin's theory challenging sick neighbors that are accused of not being qualified to know whether or not they're sick. The fact remaining... no comprehensive, clear, predictable and protective noise standards or guidelines exist. This is evidenced by Massachusetts DEP’s position on the matter where the agency has concluded that the information currently available suggests the need to consider revisions to MassDEP’s noise regulations and policy to address wind turbine noise.
Bill Carson December 25, 2013 at 09:51 AM
Barnstable Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse recently ordered the town to operate its wind turbines at the Wastewater Treatment Facility for 12 hours per day because the neighbors will suffer irreparable physical and psychological harm. There are 200 homes within the zone of three commercial wind turbines in Falmouth. The Superior Court Judge told Falmouth Town Counsel, Frank Duffy, that he was disappointed and saddened by the failure that the Town of Falmouth hadn't abided by the November 7,2013 agreement. The Barnstable judge attempted in good faith to act as a mediator in which all the parties had reached an oral agreement on November 7,2013. The Town of Falmouth continued to operate the turbine after the agreement until the judge placed an injunction against operating the turbine. Then almost the next day the Town of Falmouth operated the turbine on Thanksgiving morning breaking the injunction. The Town of Falmouth offered no apology for the failure to abide by the November 7, 2013 agreement and instead met in Executive Session Monday December 16, 2013. The town says it will continue talks with the wind turbine abutters but at this point my suggestion is any negotiations with the Town of Falmouth should be done in writing through legal channels. If the town attorney and a member of the Falmouth Select Board can make an oral agreement with the Massachusetts Superior Court and then pull the rug out from under a Superior Court Judge how much faith should a residential home owner have in the oral word of the Town of Falmouth ? NONE - Get it in writing ! AND SHUT DOWN THE PRIVATE COMMERCIAL WIND TURBINE IT'S JUST AS BAD
NortheasternEE December 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM
BS Kirchoff's laws are not the whole story. To get to the bottom of what happens when a wind turbine is connected to the grid you need to understand the difference between wind energy and wind power. Here is a link that may help: http://www.pavlak.net/BaltimoreSun_rev_2-17-12.pdf
Bill Carson December 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is running for Governor. The AG needs to look into the sale of the two Vestas 1.5 megawatt commercial wind turbines from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to the Town of Falmouth and a private business in Falmouth. The sales were done through an odd three party sales agreement. (Who were the three parties ?) The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has changed its name to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and deleted all its files and links to wind turbine studies in Massachusetts. (Why ?) Falmouth was leveraged to buy the first turbine with a one million dollar advance in renewable energy credits because the agency was stuck with two embarrassing turbines they couldn't sell. ( Did the MTC offer this only to Falmouth why? )The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center then made arrangements for a 5.5 million dollar stimulus grant and presented the Town of Falmouth with what looked like a free second turbine at the Falmouth Waste Plant.(Did any other town in Massachusetts get offered 5.5 million in stimulus funds) The state is now holding the grant as a loan against the Town of Falmouth. Now new questions have come out over the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative & Cape Light Compact. Where has that money gone and just exactly is going on ? (Why no public disclosure it's our money ?) Folks it's time to start asking who what where and why the money went the last three years -Let's make it the 2014 New Years Resolution -- WHERE DID THE MONEY GO- FOLLOW THE MONEY - IT LEADS TO ALL THE ANSWERS
sue hobart December 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM
BS.... you know nothing of suffering down in your mansion on Fay road. Your care for the "planet" is probably just out of concern for your beachfront property value... However... I hate to inform you that running 2 more wind turbines in not about to save anything you have.... not that a punitive souless heartless existence is worth the trouble anyway. We are down and you are still casting stones... obviously the innocent one?


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