Reality check

Go for it!!!

It occurred to me today driving to town past the turning turbines (first time in a week at least) that my attitude toward wind might be in need of an adjustments.  After all, wind is FREE energy and unlimited.  Yes, there’s that pesky “only when the wind blows”, but when the wind does blow, instead […]

The Magic of Wind

The Magic of Wind 1. Always refer to wind energy as “energy from weather”. It makes clear exactly how unreliable and useless it is. 2. Always call them “wind plants”. They are NOT farms. Wind turbines do not grow from seeds. Sixty 400 foot screaming metal towers are NOT a farm. They are an industrial […]

Wind Myths

This is a letter I sent to my local paper. Wind myths   “We should use all forms of energy.” Burning buffalo chips is a form of energy—a renewable one at that. Can we look forward to a new line of buffalo chip stoves? Wyoming is claimed to not like regulations, but this is blatantly […]

No support for wind

In Wyoming, Senate File 71 is calling for Wyoming to purchase power from only one of six sources—and wind and solar are not on the list except for individual usage. By 2018, 95% of energy must come from approved sources, 100% by 2019. If they did not, a $10/megawatt hour penalty would be applied. Sponsors […]

Wind plants

Photos of wind plants in Wyoming Glenrock—three or four different groups Medicine Bow turbines: Evanston: Casper area: Entrance gate   A couple of photos of installations, etc How to make turbines look sweet and pretty: How to make them look sad and depressing: Shirley Basin/Medicine Bow area    

Problems solved

In an exchange with a wind worshipper, I realized the wind industry has a perfect answer to urban sprawl and other such “environmentally sensitive” dilemmas. Wind worshippers say turbines are “beautiful” and environmentally friendly and don’t have impacts on the environment that are negative. So…. Next time urban sprawl comes up, point out that as […]

Shame on Wyoming

I am officially ashamed of my state and the lie that Microsoft is perpetrating on the subject of wind energy. They fully admit they MUST backup their wind power and are going with the grid instead of diesel generators. This means they are running on the same power everyone else is—exactly what everyone else is. […]

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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.