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Recent articles I have found interesting

I have listed the link and first paragraph or my own commentary for each article.  Click on the link to read the rest of the story.  Many of these articles are found on https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com.  I recommend heading over to the blog for more interesting posts on renewables, energy and global warming.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30671607

“An investigation is continuing into the collapse of a wind turbine near Fintona in County Tyrone.  The turbine, valued at more than £500,000, was one of eight on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain.  It collapsed on Friday night, scattering debris over a wide area. Winds were said to be light at the time.  The director of Screggagh Windfarm Ltd said they were working with the suppliers to ensure the site was safe.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/comment-renewables-drain-our-resources-1-3659067

“Renewables use sun, water, wind; energy sources that won’t run out. Non-renewables come from things like gas, coal and uranium that one day will. But unless electricity and motorised transport are abandoned altogether, all “renewables” need huge areas of land or sea and require raw materials that are drilled, transported, mined, bulldozed and these will run out. Wind turbine towers are constructed from steel manufactured in a blast furnace from mined iron ore and modified coal (coke). Turbine blades are composed of oil-derived resins and glass fibre. The nacelle encloses a magnet containing about one third of a tonne of the rare earth metals, neodymium and dysprosium. Large neodymium magnets also help propel electric cars.”

http://trib.com/news/national/pacificorp-pleads-guilty-to-wyoming-wind-farm-eagle-deaths/article_83ffbbf6-81d8-5b06-9eab-67d2639ce260.html?comment_form=true#comments

This after Duke Energy was fined about a year ago for eagle deaths on its two wind plants in the same area.

http://trib.com/news/local/casper/casper-area-bird-count-finds-increase-in-sage-grouse-decrease/article_d4e2bc53-5366-56ed-b92f-ad1ddaf0f515.html?comment_form=true#comments

Sage grouse up, golden eagles down in numbers in this particular area.  There’s no way to know why the eagle numbers are down, but the fines on wind plants would indicate the wind plants may be having an effect on the numbers.

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Wolsten

Wandering Words

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.

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