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Re: “Power struggle

Assuming this project becomes reality, I'll end up having these huge (and they are huge) turbines not very far away. I wish someone had been considerate enough to share some of the wealth so I could afford to move to another county. Two seniors (husband and wife) on social security, in an old manufactured home with only a small piece of property. Not enough equity. Anyone with some good suggestions can write to my other mail (I call it my spam mail) aropt at crawler dot com. Any philanthropists out there ? Thanks ....... :-(

Posted by MadAsHell on 01/24/2015 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Power struggle

Zen said: "As for wind and solar ... Renewables are the future, and entirely worth this nation's investment" ........... So I ask: What happened to geothermal ? The West is full of hot spots.

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Posted by MadAsHell on 01/23/2015 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Power struggle

The only thing green about this project is the money that will change hands including the subsidies and tax write offs for Next Era. David Gil in action: A real song and dance man that should consider starting his own show called Dancing with David.
Subsidizing wind and solar is a bottomless pit. We've spend trillions on these alternatives and they're costing more than they're saving. After looking at a number of wind speed charts, it's important to add that the ridge South of Calhan is not an optimum location for a wind farm. The Eastern edge of Colorado is much windier.
Boring but true: Energy efficiency matters a lot. It's the ultimate untapped renewable energy resource. You can start by typing in Outdoor LED lighting on that big auction site (E-something). Light emitting diodes are wonderfully efficient. I started with outdoor lighting because it's on every night, all night long. Efficient indoor lighting, appliances, your furnace and insulation all come into the picture.

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Posted by MadAsHell on 01/22/2015 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Wind farm could finally get off the ground after two companies bow out

Re: Next Era Wind Farm project:

Remember the movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson (Mr. Torrance). Torrance went to the empty bar in the hotel and said "I'd sell my soul for a glass of beer". The devil popped up (lloyd the bartender) That's what's happened in Calhan. Local residents have sold their soul for a few dollars. Sick huh ? What would it take for you to sell YOUR soul ?


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Posted by MadAsHell on 01/02/2015 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Wind farm could finally get off the ground after two companies bow out

There are definitely a lot more than 12 people that are opposed to the Calhan wind farm. I should add that audubon and other wildlife / nature societies are opposed to this too. I doubt NextEra will maintain decent setbacks which will make this project a real nuisance for locals. People who DON'T live in this area think the project is a good one because they think they'll benefit by it, but, surprise, the energy is going to Denver and Denver truly IS big enough. ..... Not only that ...... supporters DON'T HAVE TO LIVE NEXT TO THE WIND FARM ! They'd change their tune if they did! I say pack the supporters into trucks and ship em out here to FEMA trailers.
Wind farm companies aren't green at all unless your talking about the huge subsidies and tax write offs they get. .....Energy conservation - What's that ? See lighting image at: ... Keep as many high wattage lights on (all night) as you can.
Birds: The birds give us dumb people a free service. The small birds eat insect pests which of course includes mosquitoes which spread disease. The large birds kill mice and rats, which can also spread disease. I guess so called progress means more disease. Why not just push the envelope and see when the bubble bursts.

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Posted by MadAsHell on 06/09/2014 at 8:30 PM

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