Wind Power Problems

Wind Power is Technically, Economically
and Environmentally Flawed.

Human Health Problems

Wind Turbine Syndrome is the clinical name Dr. Nina Pierpont has given to the constellation of symptoms experienced by many (not all) people who find themselves living near industrial wind turbines.

  1. Sleep disturbance
  2. Headache
  3. Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-uh-tus”: ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  4. Ear pressure
  5. Dizziness (a general term that includes vertigo, lightheadedness, sensation of almost fainting, etc.)
  6. Vertigo (clinically, vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning, or the room moving)
  7. Nausea
  8. Visual blurring
  9. Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  10. Irritability
  11. Problems with concentration and memory
  12. Panic episodes associated with sensations of internal pulsation or quivering, which arise while awake or asleep

 

Environmental Problems

Windplants destroy ecosystems and kill wildlife.

  • Wind plant construction causes serious erosion in fragile ecosystems
  • 4 acres of forest is clearcut for each turbine
  • Turbines are proven to kill birds and bats
  • Turbines are proven to disrupt wild animals and natural habitats

 

Industrial wind has no material impact on global warming or carbon emissions.

  • Zero traditional power plants can be decommissioned or replaced by windplants.
  • Wind electricity production rate is in constant flux and the power grid already has significant demand flux.
  • The grid must maintain balance between constantly demand flux and constant wind flux, exacerbated by occasional extremely wide swings in wind energy production rate.
  • The grid compensates for wind flux with conventional generation, typically fossil-fired plants, working inefficiently in overtime and producing substantial carbon emissions in the process.
  • Backing up windplants creates more carbon emission than producing the same electricity through traditional methods alone.
  • There are 100k turbines in operation in the world. If they reduce c02 – why hasn’t the wind industry provided proof ?

 

Economic Problems

Industrial Wind is the least cost-effective source of power

  • Total costs
  • Taxpayer costs
  • Ratepayer costs

Windplants do not provide the “green jobs” they promise

  • A couple of maintenance and security workers are all that’s needed by functioning windplants.
  • The real “green jobs” are created in China where turbines are manufactured.

 

Technical Problems

Industrial wind does not reduce dependence on foreign oil.

  • Industrial wind produces only electricity.
  • Roughly 1% of American electricity is generated through oil, less than 2.5% through petroleum-based sources.
  • Even if 100% of our electricity could be generated by wind, it would have no material impact on foreign oil dependence.

Industrial wind is so unreliable it can never replace traditional methods of power generation.

  • All conventional generators are highly reliability. Wind provides zero reliability. Reliability is known as “capacity value” in the power industry.
  • Wind can only provide electricity to a grid, not capacity or modern power performance.
  • Because wind is constantly unreliable, the power infrastructure must be built as if industrial wind doesn’t exist.
  • At best wind can only supply additional electricity. Wind cannot replace conventional generators.

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