Wind Energy Relief Act
Posted in the Newton Forum
#1 Jan 25, 2013
Want to know how the public commented at Wednesday night's
Selectmen's wind turbine options meeting?
Board of Selectmen - WTOP Public Hearing January 23, 2013
Wind Turbine Options Analysis Process
Final Report to the Falmouth Board of Selectmen
Falmouth, MA $388,000.00 Total for reports
#3 Jan 25, 2013
Three wind turbine failures of three year old wind turbines Massachusetts and Rhode Island :
Military Base Having Trouble With German-Made Wind Turbine
By: Diana T. Barth
"Performance of that machine was impacted by lower-than-average wind speeds, a number of mechanical problems, and poor service by the manufacturer, they said.
Those issues included worn generator brushes and loss of charging capacity in backup systems.
A wind turbine’s “yaw drive” orients the motor housing of a turbine to the wind, and a major component of that drive is a gearbox. Diagnostic evidence suggests that the German gearbox may be failing due to a bad bearing and, possibly, because of poor design, the AFCEC reported:
One million in repairs to Portsmouth RI wind turbine three years old .
In order to determine the profitability of continued turbine operation subsequent to a gearbox replacement, two scenarios are considered, a three-year and a ten-year gearbox life.
Princeton Municipal Light Department's admits wind facility is losing money, raising rates
September 12, 2012 by Brian Allen, General Manager of PMLD
This letter written by Princeton Municipal Light Department's (PMLD) General Manager, Brian Allen, offers a candid assessment of the utility's two-turbine (3.0 MW) project. The turbines have failed to live up to expected production levels. The project has also been plagued by technical problems. Rather than reducing rates for customers, the project lost $1.875 million and will continue to lose $600,000 yearly under current circumstances. Excerpts of the letter are provided below. The full letter can be read by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
#5 Jan 25, 2013
The Wind Energy Relief Act will provide relief for the poor siting of commercial wind turbines in Massachusetts :
HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1341 FILED ON: 1/16/2013
In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen
An Act relieving the adverse effects of wind energy.
Whereas, the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to
forthwith to establish a fund providing relief from wind turbine projects that have resulted in
detrimental health effects or loss of property value or other adverse impacts to citizens,
businesses, and municipalities of the Commonwealth and to make certain other changes
in law, necessary or appropriate to effectuate this important public purpose;, therefore, it is
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
#6 Jan 25, 2013
Health & Windfarms: Experimentation on people without their consent
In this video, Curt Devlin explains to windfarm neighbours how they are actually being used as guinea pigs without previous information and consent, which constitutes a clear violation of their Human Rights.
Recorded at the Falmouth Conference on Human Rights*- November 10, 2012 - Falmouth Public Library - Falmouth, MA, USA
* Science, medicine and engineering were called upon to explain the impacts of living too close to industrial wind turbines.
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