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The Rising Chorus of Renewable Energy Skeptics

We are going to have to dramatically downsize the dream of a future in which we replace 150-year-old fossil fuel infrastructure with “clean energy” by 2050. That’s the message in a number of recent important reports and books. They underscore a number of problems with the renewables illusion, including the complexity of the task, the…

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Legal Review

Over the past years many landowners In Douglas County have been approached by Nextera Energy for lease and easement agreements on their land.  Some have signed, most have not.  Many people in the County have not even been aware that solicitation has been occurring for building industrial scale wind turbines.  Often people are distressed that…

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Health Effects of Microplastics Spread by Delaminating Turbine Blades

Wind turbine blades are made of fiberglass and are held together with epoxy resin. The epoxy resin contains bisphenol phosphate (BPAs). These particles are commonly known as microplastics, and they are spread through the air by the wind turbines as they delaminate over time (1). These invisible particles then end up in crops, grass and…

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Testimonial: Why We Declined EDP’s Offer

My wife and I purchased our home in 1991 near Waverly, Kansas, in Coffey County. It is a half mile section road so there is little to no traffic. Over the years we have purchased other properties on this road, so we now own 235 acres on both sides of the road from our house…

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ESI Energy LLC, Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources LLC, is Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Killing and Wounding Eagles in Its Wind Energy Operations, in Violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

ESI Energy Inc. (ESI) was sentenced today in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), announced Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney L. Robert Murray for the District of Wyoming.

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The True Cost of Wind Turbines and Wind Industry

The town of Forest, WI has concerns over the end results of the Highland Wind Farm. Forest has spent more than half-a-million dollars fighting the project at the Public Service Commission. The devastation from the Shirley Wind Farm is a prime example as to why the town is fighting this project.

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Testimonial: Not a positive project for our community

“I am not from Douglas County, but I do live in the Kansas Reading Wind Farm. Not far from the windfarm office. At first, I was excited about the idea of the windfarm but when the process started, I realized this was in no way going to be a positive project for our community. First,…

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Wind Turbines Generate Infrasound

Several studies have shown that industrial wind turbines produce infrasound. It is produced by the gigantic blades passing the pole in a roughly 180-degree arc.  The taller the pole, the greater the swath of infrasound.  Infrasound is a sound below the normal hearing level.  Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira, who has studied infrasound for 30 years in…

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Turbines: Damaging Wind Farms

Wind energy generators are in rural locations for the simple reason that they need to be out in the open. That means construction companies must use gravel and asphalt surfaced roads to reach the many construction sites of the wind farm. This presents several problems to the people responsible for maintaining those roads.

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Turbines: Heavy Loads Damage Roads

A Jackson County Highway Engineer, was among a group of engineers from across southern Minnesota, has examined the issues associated with the large loads hauling wind turbine parts through the county, and the toll those heavy loads are taking on the road system.

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Wind Turbines and Wildlife

Thousands and thousands of birds and bats are killed from wind turbines every year.  The blades of the tower spin very fast, which either kills the airborne creature upon impact, or disorients it into a fatal-fall.  Wind turbines are responsible for bird deaths around the world.  In the United States alone it is estimated the…

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Why Not Utility-Scale Solar?

Utility-Scale Solar is a threat to our counties valuable agricultural zoning and Agri-tourism. Let’s preserve and protect our quality of life, economic growth, wildlife, agricultural land use, environment, health, safety, and rich history. Learn more about Utility-Scale Solar and how it can affect you.  Here are some informative subjects and their websites for your convenience.…

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Are Wind Turbines Really Environmentally Friendly?

Wind energy is terribly inefficient (approximately 35%) and requires another source of energy as a backup.  The backup power must enable utilities to balance power grids when wind conditions aren’t optimum, which is often.  All existing solar and wind power must have fossil fuel back up, while solar and wind power cannot be used as…

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Water: A Precious Commodity

We get our drinking water from surface and groundwater. It is a precious natural resource we cannot live without.  Water quality and wind turbines do not mix.  The wind turbines can have a negative affect the groundwater.  Let’s look at the wind turbine.  The steel tower of an industrial wind turbine is anchored in a…

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Testimonial: Interference with Crop Dusting

“We have an acquaintance who is a crop duster based in Kansas, but works in several neighboring states also. When he was asked how the wind mill farms affected his business he gave several examples of negative issues. First of all, he said that he can’t guarantee the land owner that the treatment that he…

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