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BP - The Beast is Dead!

BP - The Beast is Dead!

Can you believe it?

A small band of over –the-hill misfits beat the fourth largest corporation in the world and saved their town. Congratulations to all my readers and all those people who have supported and commented on issues related to wind development and wind corruption. February 26 will long be remembered as the date in our history where the redcoats were sent packing the third time in 250 years!

Thank you all!

Monday, October 27, 2014

windmill catches fire

FENNER, N.Y.  A windmill in Fenner caught fire Friday night, lightening the night sky with flames. Continue...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are Solar Economics Too Good for BP to Pass Up in 2015?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Solar is growing in attractiveness in the energy sector, so much so that oil titan BP could well be tempted to get back into the space. Continue...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Billionaires Bloster Stefanik's Congressional Campaign

The NY*DAILY*NEWS is reporting that A handful of outside billionaires are bankrolling a SuperPAC working to elect GOP candidates in upstate New York districts.

Formed last spring, New York 2014 has spent about $482,000 supporting Elise Stefanik,Continue...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States

Although U.S. electricity prices rose less than 3 percent from 2008-2013, the 10 states with the highest percentage of wind power generation experienced average electricity price increases of more than 20 percent  ... continue

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Dukes of Health Hazards ~

Duke Energy’s Shirley Wind Farm Declared Health Hazard

 Maple Ridge 

Tonight, October 14, 2014, the Brown County Board of Health voted to declare the Shirley Wind [Farm] a Human Health Hazard. The decision was based on a report of a year-long study conducted by the Enz family with some help from an Illinois resident to document infrasound in homes within a radius of 6 miles of the Shirley Wind turbines.

The vote to declare it a Human Health Hazard puts Duke Energy’s Shirley Wind utility on the defensive to prove to the Board they are not the cause of the health complaints documented in the study and could result in a shut down order.
                                                                       Continue reading here~ Illinois Leaks

Thursday, October 9, 2014

EDITORIAL: The league of crony voters

Greens invest in Democratic promises to restore tax credits

 - - Monday, October 6, 2014
The League of Conservation Voters is going all in with $25 million on the table in a desperate gamble to keep the Senate in Democratic hands. “This is five times more than what we spent in 2010,” Daniel Weiss, a senior vice president of the league, tells a C-SPAN interviewer. In addition to the usual torrent of television commercials, the league will pay for a get-out-the-vote drive in the final weeks of the campaign. It’s all about green — including putting more of it into the pockets of the league.
At the top of the “environmental” agenda is renewal of the wind-production tax credit that expired last year. Continue reading at this link

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oil majors are backing away from renewable energy

Chevron Corp.'s new solar and geothermal business seemed to be having a great year. In January, after just one year in operation, it had established projects with returns of 15 to 20 percent and had plans to build several geothermal plants in Europe.
Then Chevron changed its mind. More...

Wind Power Companies Might Take Advantage Of IRS Subsidies

On New Years Eve 2012, when most people were gearing up for parties and celebrations, Congress was busy at work trying to prevent the government from falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff."
One of the issues that was addressed at the 11th hour was subsidies for the wind power industry. Lawmakers inserted a provision to again fund production tax credits, or PTC, to the end of 2013. This year, however, in the absence of a law, the executive branch is keeping the subsidies flowing using the IRS as the conduit.

Read more:

Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.
Chemists from the University of Glasgow report in a new paper in Sciencetoday (Friday 12 September) on a new form of hydrogen production which is 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art method. Continue...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Night Watch in the Americann Narrows

St.Lawrence River

Colorado developer plans $5.5m solar project in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A Colorado developer plans to build a $5.5 million solar project on Philadelphia farmland to sell power to Utica and Watertown companies, with New York Air Brake and Renzi Foodservice as potential clients.
The tentative project has been in the works since the early summer but came to light only last week, when grant funding was announced for the New York State Energy and Development Authority’s NY-Sun incentive program. Continue...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Could living near a wind farm harm you?

  Wind Turbines not only generate electricity they also generate low frequency noise .
It is this noise or infrasound that is toxic to humans.

  A Study done by scientists from the University of Munich indicates that Low Frequency noise causes cellular changes to the inner ear.

However wind turbines are not the only source of low frequency noise as noted by Dr Marcus Drexel, of the University of Munich,  man-made sources of low frequency noise have spread dramatically in recent years and are also generated by thermal power stations, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

‘The dogma of “what you can’t hear, won’t hurt you” is deeply rooted in society and governs the current health and safety regulations,’ he said.

‘However, while even loud low frequency sounds are not perceived as obtrusive, our findings show such sounds affect the exquisite mechanics of our inner ears in a significant manner.

‘Our study identifies a mechanism in our hearing system, which can contribute to explain conditions associated with low-frequency sound emissions.’

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Industrial Wind Ain't Dead in Cape Vincent!!!!

Not too long ago I wondered why so many people were recently looking at a former Cape Vincent town councilman and wind lease holder Marty Mason's property deed for the old rail road right-of-way, better known as the BP/Acciona transmission line corridor.

I thought Mason might be wheeling and dealing again with industrial wind developers.

This year, while we all sat around fat, dumb and happy after BP left the Cape, wind developers were busy pushing for change in New York State's Renewable Portfolio Standard.


Developers complained they could not compete in New York with only a 10-year term to their Renewable Portfolio Standard contracts - so this order extended their contract term to 20 years.

The order also quietly unearthed the corpse of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), and directed NYSERDA provide a way to get the same money to developers (see page 16 of the order):

"Also, since there is uncertainty in the renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC)
that expired at the end of 2013, we direct NYSERDA to provide a provision to capture the
value of the PTC in future solicitations."

These changes in New York's Renewable Energy Portfolio are likely to energize energy developers into looking once more at failed projects in Cape Vincent, Clayton, Hammond and Galloo Island. It also might explain why the interest in Marty Mason's energy corridor as well as why Marty Mason is currently seeking re-election.

More to follow....

Friday, September 12, 2014