Browsing All posts tagged under »Offshore Wind Power«

FERC’s Role In The Offshore Wind Stampede

February 7, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am looking at a fat study titled “The Benefit and Urgency of Planned Offshore Transmission: Reducing the Costs of and Barriers to Achieving U.S. Clean Energy Goals”. The term FERC occurs a whopping 92 times. See https://www.brattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Brattle-OSW-Transmission-Report_Jan-24-2023.pdf Not surprisingly the 103 page report is mistitled. It is actually about […]

Feds Push Ignorance Defense For Whale Killing By Offshore Wind Development

January 31, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the NOAA Fisheries agency have both put out what amount to “arguments from ignorance” claiming that offshore wind development has nothing to do with the recent whale deaths. “We know nothing about it so it must not be happening” is a ridiculous defense […]

Climate Extremists’ Hideous Wind Farms Coming To Your Backyard

January 28, 2023 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ If all goes according to plan, Magic Valley Energy will soon be installing up to 400, 740-foot-tall wind turbines, 485 miles of new roads, miles and miles of transmission lines, and buildings filled with half-ton battery modules on upwards of 197,000 acres at Lava Ridge in southwestern Idaho. The company is […]

Evidence Says Offshore Wind Development Is Killing Lots Of Whales

January 24, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The recent deaths of seven whales off New Jersey, mostly humpbacks, got a lot of attention. The federal NOAA Fisheries agency is responsible for whales. An outrageous statement by their spokesperson got me to do some research on humpback whale deaths. The results are appalling. The evidence seems clear that […]

The Silly Giant Scale Of U.S. Offshore Wind Development

January 8, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The world’s biggest offshore wind array is Hornsea 2, which is 1,386 MW with a turbine size of 8.4 MW. Operational in 2022 it is the state of the OSW art. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_offshore_wind_farms But Virginia’s phase 1 array is a whopping 2,600 MW, with huge 15 MW turbines. Clearly it […]

Ten Whale Groups Slam Atlantic OSW

December 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Ten whale protection groups, including some prestigious names, filed lengthy and highly critical comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s “DRAFT BOEM and NOAA Fisheries North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy, October 2022”. Below are some excerpts to give the flavor of their anger. Note that NARW […]

Reality Bites Biden’s Gulf Of Mexico Wind Dreams

November 18, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ President Joe Biden, fresh from a surprisingly good November election for his fellow Democrats, has redoubled his commitment to rid the world of natural fuels (oil, gas, coal) and impose an all-electric universe powered in large part by offshore wind farms. To that end, Biden recently announced massive wind lease areas offshore from Lake […]

German Offshore Wind Is Not An Example To Follow

November 16, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ We’re supposed to learn from our mistakes, but let’s face it, as often as not we don’t. If we’re not willing to face up to our own blunders, why not take note of others’ miscues? The Biden administration is hot to trot to install giant, industrial-scale wind facilities along the […]

Dominion’s Silly Denial Of The Great Threat To Whales

October 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Press coverage of the CFACT, Heartland et al consideration of litigation to protect the Right Whales from offshore wind development brought forth this response from Dominion: “Dominion Energy spokesperson Jeremy Slayton said in a statement, “These groups lack credibility on environmental issues. They are climate change deniers and oppose offshore […]

NOAA Says Right Whales Are “Desperately Endangered”

October 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Okay “desperately endangered” is not their words, just my interpretation of them. NOAA has a major rulemaking in progress to reduce the speed of small ships in order to protect the North Atlantic Right Whales. NOAA’s description of the whale’s dire straits is given in carefully couched techno-legalize. Here is […]

How To Kill Whales With Offshore Wind

September 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Just push them into traffic. The collision deaths would not be directly attributable to the wall of noise created by the OSW project, so who would know? Let’s focus on the monster Virginia phase 1 OSW project, even though the other ten or so East Coast projects multiply the threat. […]

Wishes And Secrets Fill Dominion’s Offshore Wind Plan

September 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am still digging into the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for its monster offshore wind project that Dominion Energy filed with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. My focus is on adverse environmental impacts, especially on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales that migrate through the proposed […]

Dominion hides OSW threat to whales

September 16, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Secrecy abounds around the monster offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy. In this case it is all about the threat to the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. I earlier reported on the big hidden whale study done by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is […]

Virginia State Corporation Commission Exposes Dominion Energy’s Double-Dipping Ploy

September 4, 2022 by

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By Collister Johnson ~ The Virginia State Corporation Commission recently ruled on the application of Dominion Energy to construct its gigantic Offshore Wind Energy Project (OWP). The OWP consists of 176 wind turbines, each larger than the Washington Monument, to be erected 27 miles out in the open ocean off the shore of Virginia Beach, […]

Threat To Endangered Whales Gets LOUDER

July 27, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Virginia wind-versus-whales story has taken a turn for the worse. Worse for the severely endangered Right Whales that is. My research has found what may be some really bad news. Meet Tethys. Not the real Tethys, the mythical Greek titaness of the sea, but DOE’s center for reporting research […]

Are The Feds Hiding The Virginia Endangered Whales?

July 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised this question– What is the potential adverse impact of Virginia’s massive offshore wind project on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales? Answering this basic question should be a central feature of the upcoming Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) required for the wind project by […]

Virginia’s Offshore Wind Proposal Threatens Endangered Whales

July 14, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The massive offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy may pose a serious threat to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale population. A comprehensive environmental impact assessment is required to determine the extent of this threat and the mitigation it might require. The same is true for the other […]

Hurricane Risk Is Real For Offshore Wind

June 25, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My regular readers know that I have been fussing about the threat of hurricanes destroying proposed Atlantic coast offshore wind arrays. The issue arises because the offshore wind industry is based in Europe, which does not get hurricanes. My focus has been Dominion’s massive project off Virginia, but the whole […]

Virginia Agency Challenges Dominion’s Offshore Wind Deception

April 16, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I earlier wrote about the deep deception in Dominion Energy’s proposal to build a huge 2,600 MW offshore wind (OSW) system in Virginia. With 175 massive 800 foot tall generators, it is by far the biggest OSW project ever attempted in America. A true monster. See my https://www.cfact.org/2022/03/11/dominions-deception-hits-new-high-with-offshore-wind/. Happily, the […]

Tsunamis May Sink West Coast Offshore Wind

March 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised the concern that East Coast offshore wing machines might not withstand destruction by the hurricanes that frequently run up the coast. Offshore wind design has been developed in Europe, where hurricanes do not occur. This makes their proposed use in places like Virginia very […]

Dominion’s Deception Hits New High With Offshore Wind

March 12, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently published a Study done for CFACT, titled “Dominion’s VCEA Compliance Plan is Disastrously Unreliable”. The study is summarized in my article “How and why Dominion and other utilities lie” at https://www.cfact.org/2022/02/23/how-and-why-dominion-and-other-utilities-lie/. The great deception is that Dominion proposes to build a huge amount of wind and solar generating […]

Giant New England Wind Farm Threatens Fishermen

February 2, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Vineyard Wind 1 Project off the coast of Massachusetts, one of the crown jewels in the Biden administration’s plans to blanket the East Coast with offshore wind farms, could wreck the region’s commercial fishing industry and is now facing a serious legal challenge from – Texas. The legal arm of […]

Citizens Organize To Block Offshore Wind Projects

September 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden administration’s plans to erect a string of giant offshore wind-energy projects off the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts is encountering stiff headwinds from local residents who will have to deal with the economic and ecological consequences of the ruling class’s embrace of renewable energy. On Nantucket Island, Massachusetts […]

Solar Magnate Melone Challenges Big Wind

August 2, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ We’re not going to let NIMBYism shut this [offshore wind] down – New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney Funny, isn’t it? Statists at the EPA can unilaterally decide to cripple the auto racing industry in the United States without even a public hearing. Statists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can […]