CPA Site Legal Media Legislative Action Congress Article X White Papers CPA Wordpress CPA Facebook CPA Calendar

Advocates For Prattsburgh

Citizens for a Healthy Rural Neighborhood

Cohocton Wind Watch

Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County

Concerned Residents of Hammond

Environmentally Concerned Citizens Organization

Finger Lakes Preservation Association

Hamlin Preservation Group

Helderberg Community Watch

Jerusalem Preservation Association

Laurel Mountain Preservation Association

Naples Valley Bristol Hills Association

Preserve the Golden Crescent

Save Our Allegheny Ridges

Save Western Ohio

Schoharie Valley Watch

Steuben Greens

Springwater Preservation Committee

Wind Power Ethics Group

Western Catskill Preservation Alliance

WOW



Article X

Donations

Legal

Legislative Action

Media

White Papers

Rick Bolton, BS Physics
Noise and Shadow Flicker expertise

Charles E. Ebbing, BSEE, MSEE
Acoustical Engineer consultant

Blair Hall, BS, MA
Archaeology consultant

Rick James, BME
Noise Control Engineer and Acoustical consultant

Terry Matilsky, PhD
Noise and Ice/Blade Throw expertise

Barry K. Miller, BSME
Mechanical Engineer Wind Projects

Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD
Public Health consultant

Glenn R. Schleede, BA, MA
Energy Analysis and Author

Jack Sullivan, MS
Physics consultant


Gary Abraham, JD
Legal consultant and attorney

Rachel Treichler, JD
Legal consultant and attorney


Eco Energy

Renewables

Energy

Eco Smart

Green


Climate Change Videos

Eco Videos

Energy Videos

Wind Videos


The Green Providers Directory


PROJECT SUNSHINE
Cleanhouse of
NYS information

Open Book New York



Enter your email for notice of new CPA posts and summary



Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz







“Wind Turbine Syndrome”
book now available


Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD, Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on a Natural Experiment (Santa Fe, NM: K-Selected Books, 2009), 294 pp. Paperback, $18 USD.


Iberdrola Renovable Stock





The Citizen Power Alliance is a coalition of independent groups organized to promote sound energy and environmental policy. CPA holds public officials and regulators accountable, while seeking the protection of the public interest.

Eco preservation demands fiscal responsibility and viable technological solutions. Community power requires government transparency and effective industrial regulation. Commerce must balance development and profit with responsible civic stewardship.

The CPA has its home base in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, but is open to organizations nationwide and international in scope.

Direct inquiries to:
Citizen Power Alliance,
PO Box 657,
Naples, NY 14512
(585) 534-5581
Washington, DC
(202) 239-1045
New York, NY
(347) 688-2720
or email: citizenpoweralliance@gmail.com

Bookmark the url for CPA Blog:
http://citizenpoweralliance.org/

The address for the CPA Site:
http://citizenpoweralliance.com/

And the CPAgroup WiKi Project:
http://cpagroup.pbwiki.com/


James Hall - Web Publisher

Anne Britton
Lobbying Director

Mary Kay Barton
Media Editor

Brad Jones
Legal Coordinator


Agenda 21 in New York State – Home Rule and Article X
by James Hall

Sustainability in All Things except Rational Thinking
by James Hall

Industrial Wind and the Wall Street Cap and Trade Fraud
by James Hall




Advocates for Cherry Valley

Better Plan, Rock County

Chatham-Kent Wind Action Group

Clear Skies Over Orangeville

Cohocton Free

CWW Interactive Community

Eco Energy

Environmental Compliance Alliance

Industrial Wind

Life in Sheldon New York

North Country Advocates for the Environment

RiverCityMalone.com

Save St Lucie Alliance

Save Western NY



Citizens for a Healthy Rural Neighborhood


Industrial Wind Action Group


Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD


RiverCityMalone.com


Glenn R. Schleede, BA, MA


Springwater Preservation Committee





February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 August 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 January 2016 February 2016 April 2016 July 2016 September 2016 October 2016 March 2017 June 2017 July 2017


Search CITIZEN POWER ALLIANCE powered by FreeFind

Citizen Power Alliance on Facebook

DEC Marcellus Shale Information


Latest News on Gas Drilling

Oil & Gas Leasing Resources
















Bookmark and Share


CPA TERMS of
Service Disclaimer


CPA Fair Use Notice

eXTReMe Tracker

Citizen Power Alliance - Blogged

Copyright © 2006-2017

Prattsburgh Town Councilman Steven Kula
at the Citizen Power Alliance 2010 Wind Conference




1/06/2016
NY’s Push for the ‘Unreliables’

NY’s Push for the ‘Unreliables’:

A Blatant Grab of Taxpayer & Ratepayer Money


The 12/29/15 Batavia Daily News Editorial, Shining a light on solar energy, was a refreshing critique of unreliable, subsidy-dependent solar energy.  However, deserving of correction is the opening line of the editorial: 
 
"When proposals for wind turbines started showing up in Western New York, even those who opposed them could at least see why a company would want to install the turbines — this region gets plenty of wind."
 
You would think, after more than a decade of dealing with the controversial wind issue in our area, that 'even those who support wind could see why a company would want to install the turbines’ here -- and it's NOT how much wind we have, but rather...
 
New York State has MANDATES for the 'unreliables' (ie: wind & solar), and is offering very generous taxpayer and ratepayer-funded subsidies and incentives that draw these rent-seeking corporate hucksters here. 
 
The ‘green’ agenda being pushed by Albany (noted as the most corrupt government in the nation) is NOT, nor has it ever been, about harvesting the wind or catching the sun.  As has been said by countless NY officials and wind salesmen alike, "It's all about the money!"
 
There are countless articles that have been published in this newspaper over the past decade discussing the utter failure that is industrial wind energy that could be referenced here. Unfortunately, the Batavia Daily News erased the entire history of their on-line newspaper a couple months ago when they redesigned their website. 

If the history of the Batavia Daily News were still available, people might be interested in reading the article the Batavia Daily published when 'First Wind LLC' (now Sun Edison) pulled out of Attica, NY (which borders the existing 5 wind factory towns here in Wyoming County). First Wind officials reported they were leaving the area because ‘there is NOT sufficient wind here.’
 
As all of those who have opposed the industrialization of our beautiful rural countrysides with wind factories have known from the start – because we took the time to research the issue – most of western New York State is listed as a “2” on a scale of 1 – 7 on the Dept. of Energy’s wind resource map. Furthermore, easily accessible information exposes the utter inefficiency of the destructive, sprawling mess that is industrial wind – which decries any claims of ‘good winds’ here.
 
As cited within the pages of this newspaper time and time again - industrial wind provides NO firm capacity, and therefore can NOT provide reliable, dispatchable baseload power. Thus, wind can NOT replace conventional sources that do. 

New York State wind factories have been averaging pathetic 24% Capacity Factors (actual outputs) - many days providing nothing at all. Physicist, and Malone, NY town board member, Jack Sullivan has reported on the fact that NY’s wind factories are NOT even producing enough power to pay for themselves over their brief 10 – 20 year lifespans. 
 
There were also many articles discussing the fact that the ONLY reason Invenergy went ahead with the Orangeville project was because taxpayer-funded wind welfare (Wind PTC – aka: Pork-To-Cronies) was extended in the 2012 Fiscal Cliff Deal.  (Ironically, this seems to be exactly what the Batavia Daily News is worried about regarding the push for solar.) 
 
The list could go on, but what it boils down to is this:

The fact that these financially-motivated corporations would build solar projects where there is little sun, and/or destructive wind factories where there is ‘marginal’ wind, effectively exposes the whole wind/solar scam for what it is:
 
A BLATANT GRAB OF TAXPAYER & RATEPAYER FUNDS!

More on solar here:

Mary Kay Barton is a retired New York State-certified Health Educator, a Cornell-certified Master Gardener, and a tireless advocate for scientifically-sound, affordable, and reliable electricity for all Americans. She has served over the past decade in local Water Quality organizations and enjoys gardening and birding in her National Wildlife Federation “Backyard Wildlife Habitat.”
1 Comments:

I am extremely impressed together with your writing abilities as well as with the format for your weblog. Anyway stay up the excellent high quality writing, it is uncommon to see a nice blog like this one today.Liquid Level Switch

8/30/2016  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home



Fenner, NY Wind Turbine Collapse



CITIZEN POWER ALLIANCE Blog

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

CPA members and partners are encouraged to send out a
Citizen Speak campaign mailing to your own contact list