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Monday, March 22, 2010

Fenner ~ Videos ~ General Electric ~ Turbines

The Fenner Wind Farm, Madison County, Upstate New York
After turbine collapse
General Electric Co., Was the turbine’s manufacturer.



December 10, 2007
Apparently breakdowns are not uncommon at Fenner.
A blade on one of the Fenner (NY) wind turbines bent in November '07 .This video also reports that, this is not the first time that a blade has failed on a turbine at Fenner Wind Farm.



Interview at Fenner Wind Farm in N.Y.Scott Griffin a local resident who lives in Fenner, talks about why he is supportive of the Fenner Wind Farm.



December 19, 2008
Wind Turbine Collapses Near Weatherford OK
General Electric Co., Was the turbine’s manufacturer.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

RADAR ISSUES BACK ON HORIZON

Wind Farm Plans Stir up Storm Over Military Radar - ABC News


FEDERAL WIND SITING ~ information center ~pdf file
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Military tests conducted between2002 and 2005 by the U. S. Air force and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense found that wind turbines located within the line of sight of military radar can adversely affect its ability to track aircraft and other aerial objects.
These findings virtually stopped the development of wind energy facilities across the country.

The FAA halted work on about a dozen land-based wind farm projects that were within the line of sight of any military radar. The Sierra Club sued the Pentagon in June for failing to complete the report within the mandated time period. In an attempt to force the release of the Department of Defense Report two Democratic Senators from Illinois, Richard (Dick) Durbin and Barack Obama, blocked a Senate vote on a Defense Department nominee Robert L. Wilkie and they announced that they would block the nomination of Andrew Steinberg to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a conclusive determination as to whether the operation of wind farms under construction in the Midwest will interfere with radar systems.
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Without this certainty, potential investors will fear that their resources could be lost.
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The Sierra club published a post on their website stating that the DOD released their report in response to their lawsuit. Claiming that the result of the DOD's report was "vindication of the Club's position , that windmill construction should move forward". We now seem to be back where we started with the radar issue back on the horizon. This is a matter of public safety not an issue that needs to be expedited by political arm twisting or by court room theatrical maneuvers by wind lobbyists.

This is the press release from Senator Durbin's website ~ click here ~ to view actual page




This is the press release from Senator Durbin's website ~ click here ~ to view actual page


This is the press release from Senator Durbin's website ~ click here ~ to read report