Portsmouth Wind Turbine UpDate October 9 , 2012

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Bill Carson

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Oct 5, 2012
 
An update will be given Tuesday at 7 PM.

"The Wind Turbine Update"
Bill Carson

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Oct 5, 2012
 
http://www.portsmouthri.com/Old%20Site%20File...

This Tuesday,October 9 ,2012 at 7 p.m. The Town of Portsmouth,Rhode Islands Town Administrator will finally reveal the much anticipated Portsmouth High School wind turbine fiasco report.

The massive three year old multimillion dollar turbine had a catastrophic gear box failure. The gear box failure is a dirty little secret the wind industry has been hiding from the public.

The town at this time should have a detailed report wrote by an engineer from Seattle, Washington. The engineer is well known by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research of commercial wind turbines. The Seattle engineer has worked under contract for the NREL. The engineer has an extensive background in gear box problems.

In addition to the failure of the gear box town employees had been pushing the reset button on the turbine as much as every 6 to 8 hours over a period of the three years.

The Portsmouth Town Council has asked the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee,PEDC to provide all the documentation of the "mistake" the town made when they purchased the turbine. The members of the PEDC have been resigning from the committee on a weekly basis since the request.

The PEDC only has the positive reports for the wind turbine. After a two year study any information that was negative was dismissed and called misinformation from wind turbine opponents. Members of the PEDC had branded anyone who opposed the project as NIMBY's - Not In My Back Yard

This is going on all over the county ! Watch this short video :

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Jamestown Townie

Providence, RI

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Oct 6, 2012
 
March 2008 the Portsmouth Town Council voted to approve the 3 million bucks to build the wind mill . What was the information given to the Town Council by the wind study committee ?

Don't tell me a bunch of students at some Rhode Island University or College is at fault for the reports !
Bill Carson

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Oct 8, 2012
 
Leasing land for wind turbines: Don't Do It !
Residents of the Portsmouth , Rhode Island may soon all live under many wind turbines if the town leases land to wind turbine contractors.
Would you have turbines on your property or near your home?
How about poor TV, radio reception, Shadow Flicker, Noise,Look of the landscape,Cell phone reception ,Construction concerns, Impact on plants and animals.

Would you approve an expansion for more turbines in Portsmouth? How far should a turbine be placed from a home? What Health problems does your family experience that you attribute to the turbines? How do you think the wind farm has affected your property value?
Bill Carson

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Oct 8, 2012
 
Leasing land for wind turbines: Don't Do It !
Residents of the Portsmouth , Rhode Island may soon all live under many wind turbines if the town leases land to wind turbine contractors.
Would you have turbines on your property or near your home?
How about poor TV, radio reception, Shadow Flicker, Noise,Look of the landscape,Cell phone reception ,Construction concerns, Impact on plants and animals.

Would you approve an expansion for more turbines in Portsmouth? How far should a turbine be placed from a home? What Health problems does your family experience that you attribute to the turbines? How do you think the wind farm has affected your property value?

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