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Living in a fantasy world

It’s Friday, the last day of June.  The uninformed who comment that wind turbines on the plains make sense because the wind blows all the time have been shown to be wrong much of the month. Yesterday, the wind blew above 8 miles per hour for less than 6 hours. Seventy-five percent of the day, there was no energy from weather being produced. None. This morning, it is a roaring 3 mph. It has not risen over 8 mph and we are one-quarter of the way through the day. Where is “blows all the time”? It’s in the same category as energy from weather—a complete myth, a fabrication of an uneducated mind. People believe things because they like the idea, because the one time they visited a place it was windy so it must be all the time, etc. Such behavior allows pseudoscience and myth to flourish. It also endangers human life. Imagine if people in large numbers started to believe gravity wasn’t real. Worse still, if they refused to believe the evidence that walking off the top of a high building was fatal. They would believe, instead, that the person did not die and was whisked away to keep anyone from finding out gravity no longer worked. At one time, that was called “psychosis”, a disconnect from reality. Today, in many cases, it’s called the PC belief and there are consequences for not subscribing to it. I still hold out hope that requiring homes to run off a wind turbine with no storage or backup would enlighten people, but the will to deny reality is strong. There are days I suspect people would simply lie about having electricity when they needed it, rather than admit their fantasy about energy from weather was wrong.

Another belief is the grid is not destabilized by wind energy. The wind went from 4 mph to 35 mph and down to 4 mph again twice on June 28th. It did the same thing yesterday, but only once and the wind was somewhat below 30 mph. Output went from zero to max and down in two hours or less. In the real world, we’d call that a killer spike, one that takes out the surge protector, then whatever was supposed to be protected. In the real world, this would result in equipment damage, equipment burnout, and other negative consequences. In the world of energy from weather, it’s nothing more than a tiny blimp in the current. There is a huge disconnect between reality and the beliefs about wind energy.

How does one fight a delusion? How does one teach people that those who eagerly lie and mislead for their own profit are not the saviors of the world? Perhaps it’s not too late. Australia was somewhat shaken when they lost all power in a high wind event. The usual suspects screamed it was not wind’s fault, but the belief in that statement seemed sparse. Over time, the memory will probably fade and the fantasy may once again be sold to the public.

I often hear how we must “save the planet for our children” and they will blame us when CO2 destroys the place. I suspect our grandchildren or greatgrandchildren will never know there were lights, or plumbing, or anything other than dire poverty and war, not because of global warming, but rather the greed and stupidity of people who bought the fairy tale of energy from weather.  That will be “storms” Hansen’s grandchildren inherit. Energy poverty created from a belief in fantasy.

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Forget Trump saving us

Those of you celebrating Trump’s victory and his pulling us out of the Paris Accord can forget celebrating any fewer turbines going up—in fact, expect more and more.  There has been a significant increase in installations.  Why?  Because the people elected by the states are determined to destroy this country for their own edification and cash.  The rich get richer and so do those who vote in tax credits and subsidies.

Make no mistake—this will reach the disaster level that gold mining, deforestation, etc did in the past.  Your children, courtesy of their parents voting and apathy, will have less stable energy, extremely expensive energy and all to make billionaires richer.  People demonize oil, yet many of the billionaires in this GOT RICH FROM OIL.  Suddenly, the demon oil guy is the new hero?  People are just flat-out stupid.  I cannot emphasize enough what gross stupidity is doing to this country.  No wonder there’s an email a day on “free energy”.  I bet they make millions.  It is terrifying that in an “advanced” country like the USA, “perpetual motion machines” are sanctioned by the government and advertised as saving the planet.  The only things these PMM’s do is make people rich and those who buy into the scheme poorer.  Our education system must be one of the worst in the world.  Science is dead, superstition and wizardry rule.

Next time someone tells you how great wind energy is, remind them the wind energy sector is exactly like oil or any gold rush industry—destructive, greedy and environmentally damaging.  The fact that someone supports wind energy merely tells you they hate the environment and love billionaires pillaging the environment for more wealth.  That’s an evil position, pure and simple.

Perhaps it’s best if you start now telling your children what evil was rained upon them by the greed of the wind industry and the hatred of people by environmentalists.  Maybe they can plan ahead and learn to grow their own food, live with candlelight and realize the pollution and death associated with “clean energy” was nothing but a “get-rich-quick” scheme sanctioned by the people their parents elected.  Perhaps then they won’t be quite so miserable.  They may even forgive you.  Maybe.

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The Gold Rush of the 21st century—greedy, damaging and decades to clean up

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On the Bright Side

I wrote about the sellout of Wyoming on the new 1000 turbine wind plant.  On somber reflection, I may have misunderstood the entire thing.

 

Announcing the Barack Obama Legacy Wind Farm                                                     (formerly known as the Sierra Madre-Chokecherry wind plant)

Wyoming, showing it’s undying love for Barack Obama, has opted to erect an eternal legacy for Obama, the Barack Obama Legacy Wind Farm.

While the despicable Trump may be attempting to dismantle the legacy of Obama, Wyoming is erecting 1000 white towers of love for Obama.  Wyoming is recognizing the Obama was the hero of the climate crisis and acknowledging that oil and coal are wrong and must go.  It is expected that in 2020, Democrats will pose with this tribute while campaigning for president.  What better proof of the correctness of global warming and the need to “leave it in the ground” than the Obama Legacy Wind Farm in a former fossil fuel state?  Perhaps there will even be tours and celebrations held there.

Wyoming is leading the nation in proclaiming the wrongness of fossil fuel usage with its homage to Barack Obama.  Trump may be not participate in the Paris Accord, but this everlasting tribute to Obama and global warming will last well beyond the Trump administration and its narrow views.  The beautiful, tall towers will sing their praises for the man who is saving us from certain death by using fossil fuels.  Liberals should give thanks for the caring and love Wyoming gives to Obama and his legacy.

More to follow.

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Prostitution at its best

The Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Make a Billionaire Richer in another state Bird Killing Energy from Weather installation has begun.  This is my reaction:

Congratulations, Wyoming, you have once again prostituted yourself out to Colorado and California hoping someone will be impressed by the installation of landscape-destroying, bird killing, useless except for tax breaks for a billionaire in Colorado, energy from weather plant near I-80. You’ve proven you can be as greedy and liberal as any blue state out there. It was obviously a fluke that Trump was elected here. Of course, the RINO delegation supported this all the way. They are only interested in how much tax money they can bring home to Wyoming, home of the government dependents. It must be embarrassing to anyone who moved here thinking Wyoming was full of sturdy Western types to find nothing but greedy, subsidy-drinking blue state wannabes. I am embarrassed to say the state I live in would destroy every blade of grass, buy every scam and proudly parade their gullibility and insecurity out as if it were something to be proud of for a morsel of recognition by the mainstream media. Congrats, Wyoming, you are one step closer to Colorado, California and a complete and utter sell-out. Wyoming, forever the sell-out loser.

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The state I live in is a highly revolting sell-out, desperate to be popular.  If you intended to visit the state because it represents the “West and Independence”, cancel the trip.  Wyoming will do ANYTHING to be liked.  It’s pathetic.  So, eagles die and landscapes are destroyed in order to get 15 minutes of fame.  Anyone remember how they built that super computer to crank out inaccurate models of future climate here?  Didn’t think so.  Cost the state millions to be known for 15 minutes and then forgotten.

One of the biggest problems with wind is the LOOK AT ME, I’M SO PC ego problem.  Why Wyoming voted for Trump I do not know.  They would sign the Paris Accord immediately and shut down their coal if they were threatened with being called an outsider.  What one does with weak, pathetic elected officials (they are NOT leaders), I don’t know.  You can’t vote them out because there are enough fools who still believe in Santa Claus to elect the liars if they can bring home more tax money.  I pity the next generation……

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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 of being annoyed at the waste of money in the projects, it’s time to:

  1.  Crank down that A/C to 65° and enjoy.  (summer)
  2. Crank the heat up to 80° and enjoy.  (winter)
  3. Fire up the arc welder.
  4. Dry as many loads of clothes as possible in your electric dryer.
  5. Turn all your lights on.
  6. Leave the TV, DVD player, computer and all your electronics for the full-time the wind is blowing.
  7. Charge that electric car, drive around and use up the charge, charge it again, and repeat.

There are reports of wind plants being turned off and the operators paid for electricity they don’t generate due to too much electricity in the system.  We must stop this waste of good electricity that has free fuel.  We must use as much electricity as possible every time the wind blows.  Waste not, want not, right?

So enjoy the days when you can use all the electricity you want, brought to you by wind plants.

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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 site. In Wyoming , the industrial siting commission approves their location. INDUSTRIAL.

3. Always refer to them as 19th century energy production methods. This is the 21st century and wind is trying to convince people what was rejected in favor of REAL energy in the early 1900’s is somehow now magically useful.

4. The word “magical” is appropriate to most of wind energy. The electricity magically gets made for free after spending billions to “catch weather” for free fuel. The turbines “magically” work flawlessly for 20 years, thus being 100% free after installation. The companies “magically” pay all their property taxes on time and without protest. Everyone living near them “magically” thrives in a utopia. This is the magic of false advertising and propaganda. People are often money-hungry and quite foolish and begin to think magic really does exist, blinding themselves to the realities of wind waste.

5. Always refer to wind developers as “corporate welfare recipients”. After all, it’s the proper term for those who lap up subsidies and tax credits while producing virtually nothing in return.

6. Carry a list with you to wind meetings for addressing the claim that oil and gas get more “subsidies” and tax credits than the wind industry does. The “clever” use of such numbers is a favorite of wind. Immediately point out how little wind produces, how expensive installation and maintenance are, what a HUGE percentage of energy in the US is from coal and gas (gas backup plants for wind add to this) and what percentage-wise the actual tax credits are. Using raw figures without regard to other factors is dishonest.

7. Always correct “enough to power 100,000 homes” to “enough to power 100,000 homes when the weather is right”.

8. Acceptable battery backup that again, magically solves all our problems, will be here “next year” or “the next year” after that. As I saw in a comment section on the internet, this is similar to the sign “Free beer tomorrow” seen in a bar.

9. Post videos on YouTube, etc, showing what it is really like near wind turbines. Add as many videos of dead raptors, empty houses, etc, as possible.

10. Carry examples of high-profile NIMBY actions by the rich and famous, etc. Also, point out that anyone foolish enough not to defend their own backyard probably deserves to lose it. Obviously, politicians and corporations care nothing about your back yard. Someone has to. (It is worth noting if you do live near a power plant or are willing to, as long as it’s not wind turbines. You must be consistent. If you want power, it has to come from somewhere. I will not live next to turbines, but don’t object to other plants, based on the actual usefulness of the facility. I am willing to lose 100% of the electricity from wind produced in my state, through energy conservation or paying to build a REAL power plant. I would even go off-grid if necessary to get rid of wind plants.)

11. Point out that if we reject the “ruins the view argument” for wind, it must be rejected for ALL projects that are considered. This will not please environmentalists who oppose many projects based on ruining the view or the recreational opportunities in an area. One can argue that wind is “necessary”, but if drilled down, the argument usually reduces itself to ad hominem attacks by wind. Be sure to point this out. Your caring, environmentally nice person will likely end up berating and name-calling because he cannot have his way.

12. Wind turbine blades are chemical composites. When they burn, and they do, the smoke is thick, black and noxious. The height of the turbines means there is no way to put out the fire, so the residents get hours of smoke and falling ash.

13. Use “not-so-common-sense”. Living near a 400 ft tall spinning blade (spinning at over 100 mph at the tip) can in no way be considered a wise decision. Would you live 1000 feet from a military helicopter facility with helicopters flying at 400 feet for hours at a time? Consider vibration, low-frequency sound, etc BEFORE you get dollar signs in your eyes. Turbines are about MONEY, not energy nor saving the planet. Think.

14. Approval of a wind project should be contingent on a high-level employee of the firm installing the turbines living as close to the facility as is allowed. No company should be able to just throw in turbines and never feel the affect. All legislators should spend a minimum of a week, during windy weather, staying at the home nearest the turbines (Actually, staying in a tent is the best way to experience the ambiance. I recommend it.)

15. Most important, remember that wind is a boom industry financed by governmental handouts in this case. Just like oil, gas, gold and every other boom that ever occurred, there is virtually no concern for the environment, the people in the area and the future of the equipment and pillaging of the land. In 50 to 100 years, the government will be paying millions, if not billions, to clean up abandoned wind sites just like they do now for “evil” oil and mining operations. There is nothing nobel about wind. Nothing.

 

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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 false. The newspaper and media are all for regulations that get them what they want. The RPS is one example. Wyoming loves this rule because a billionaire from Colorado will despoil the Wyoming landscape with a thousand eagle killing turbines because of regulations in California and federal land usage rules. I have heard no objection to California’s regulations because they get Wyoming what it wants—a couple of bucks out of billion dollar project and virtue signaling, along with dead eagles, loss of open space and destroyed vistas to please people that don’t live in this state.
 
Wind claims it is cost effective, yet continues to demand tax breaks and Renewable Portfolio Standards. The bill currently introduced in Wyoming to require the use of oil and gas is virtually the same thing as an RPS except for requiring the use of things other than solar and wind. Seems fair, does it not? If a state can force the use of renewables, why not fossil fuels?
 
In reality, wind is nothing more than “energy trapping”. It’s a throwback to the 19th century. Sure, it’s dressed up in pure white towers and marketed intensely by the companies that profit from it and those who buy the “free energy angle” (That free energy is a popular e-mail scam topic is worth noting.) The only thing wind does is kill eagles, raise prices, damage numerous ecosystems and help keep people in the dark. There’s nothing to recommend it unless you love paying more for power, believe 400 ft towers on the prairie are “agricultural”, and/or are very poor at math and science. If so, there’s this bridge for sale……
 

 

Turbines and pumpjack

At least one useful activity is going on here.

(Picture was not included with letter to editor.)

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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.