Posts tagged: clean energy

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

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Lawsuit says: Wind Turbines Kill Eagles and Other Protected Species

Some residents of Garden Peninsula, a scenic Upper Peninsula community on Lake Michigan’s northern shore, say power-generating turbines have hurt their quality of life while killing birds, including eagles and other protected species, on migratory routes. The residents and Garden Peninsula Foundation have filed a federal lawsuit against Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy seeking damages […]

Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas.For example, the industry claims that wind energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. But there are many ways to skin a cat. As IER pointed out last week, even if wind curbs […]

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

Wind Energy Gets Away With Murder

So the Interior Department can be forgiven for never fining or prosecuting a wind-energy company that repeatedly kills eagles. And we taxpayers can be forgiven for subsidizing them to the tune of a billion dollars a year. According to an estimate published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin in March almost 600,000 birds are killed by […]

Salazar Approves Massive Wind Farm Project

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes. Roadwork and groundwork could begin next year for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy […]

Wednesday October 10th, 2012 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Salazar Approves Massive Wind Farm Project

Landmark Wyoming Wind Project

Advancing President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy for expanding domestic energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department has reached the President’s goal of authorizing 10,000 megawatts of renewable power on public lands with the approval of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. […]

Tuesday October 9th, 2012 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Landmark Wyoming Wind Project

President Obama gets chastized over wind turbine energy

President Obama was criticized during a debate with Governor Mitt Romney for investing $16.4 billion, in solar and wind turbine energy technology and providing tax breaks. Many trade professionals argue both sides of of the issue. The disadvantages include the fact that wind energy costs more than gas-fired plants to produce; audible, and low frequency noises; brush fires as a […]

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.

Wednesday April 18th, 2012 in , , , | Comments Off on Energy 101: Wind Turbines