Dan B 
Member since Jun 18, 2019


Stats

Friends

  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “About 55

Please stop harping on the Terra Gen rejection. The wind turbine kool-aid is strong but do a little research https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu… and you will discover building a thousand of those projects doesn't do much except immediately destroy huge swaths of intact ecosystems and make our rural areas a misery. Hundreds of millions of people motivated to install their own solar all around the world helps, is happening, and is ecologically responsible.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan B on 01/24/2020 at 5:17 PM

Re: “What Now?

Grow food at home and drive to the store less. Vacation locally. Enjoy more acoustic music. Cuba dealt with energy adversity when their oil supply was cut off by turning their cities into food gardens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhfpmKAEfy… France dealt with the Arab oil embargo in the 1970's by effectively basing their grid on nuclear power and since then they have had the lowest per capita carbon footprint of any modern country in the world. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/FRA/… . Bhutan is the one country in the world that is carbon negative by virtue of the fact that their constitution requires their country be at least 60% forested. They are focused on what they refer to as 'gross national happiness' rather than 'gross domestic product'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc_dlVrg5… Solar panels and lifestyle changes can make a huge impact. http://blog.gogreensolar.com/2019/12/the-d…

Posted by Dan B on 01/17/2020 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Terra-Gone

Let's get real. A little less guilt tripping and more facts are in order. Humboldt is 4000 square miles of mostly forest. We mitigate more CO2 than any place. In 2018 we consumed about 800 gigawatts of electricity. LA county consumed 68,000 gigawatts. Industrial wind turbines are a disaster wherever they are sited. https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-t… What would destroying the environment and peace in one of the most spiritual and ecologically remarkable places in Humboldt have accomplished? Generating 50 megawatts average the total Terra Gen project would have mitigated the carbon from one engine of a jumbo jet. On average there are 10,000 large planes flying every minute of every day and their number is increasing. There are 1,420,000,000 cars and trucks world wide and their number is increasing. Mitigating the carbon from 80,000 of them is .000056% of the solution. This project would have mitigated the carbon from just one Las Vegas casino. It would have mitigated the carbon from half of a cruise ship. There are over three hundred cruise ships. If we are going to slow CO2 emissions it will be done by billions of people slowing down consumption. Not by Terra Gen wreaking havoc in Humboldt. Solar panels have no moving parts. You own them. They're silent. Don't kill bats and birds. Everyone seems to like them once they have them. They help. They last.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Dan B on 12/26/2019 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Why the Supes Denied Terra-Gen's Wind Project, Despite a Series of 11th Hour Concessions from the Company

After mitigating its own creation, which would have taken six months to never depending on whose data you want to believe, this project would have averaged around 50 megawatts of output. That would mitigate the carbon from the electric bill of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Or the carbon from the engines of a large cruise ship of which there are about 325. Or ONE engine on a large commercial jet of which there are 12,000 to 16,000 in the air every hour of every day. We need to come at this problem in a way that makes more sense and doesn't turn sacred and pristine places into industrial areas just to make a few people wealthy and others feel better because they think they have solved the climate crisis.

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dan B on 12/18/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Crosswinds

Dear Jay, Here's the data: https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/almanac/renewabl… .........If you look at Terra Gen's net production it is usually less than 30% of the turbines rated output. Wind blows real good in Tehachapi. I live on the Lost Coast. The wind only blows well here certain times of the year. There's a lot more wind offshore. Sun shines quite a bit. Lots of folks live off the grid out here and the grid goes down on a regular basis so we know how to manage. As far as lies go you might want to listen to some of the people who are living with wind turbines and then decide if you believe them or the wind industry. Here's some info:
https://www.change.org/p/paul-swift-stop-a…
https://kymkemp.com/2019/06/02/farmland-ow…
http://www.aweo.org/problemwithwind.html
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6xoKmnYq…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/realiti…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8z7dyQA9…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qIGfth8zg…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.marinij.com/2019/05/29/microgr…
http://ontario-unwilling-hosts.org/
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/prope…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc_dlVrg5…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-j68Qs1b-…
https://windmillskill.com/blog/wind-energy…
http://wiseenergy.org/technical-informatio…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaVsemfn_H…
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/cutti…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOImGHyJt…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOd5tSZF3A…
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ma…
https://windmillskill.com/blog/wind-turbin…
https://stopthesethings.com/2019/04/22/the…
https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/453_win…
http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/do…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWNx3OJyu…
http://wiseenergy.org/economic-information…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXk_IzdFh…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/testimo…
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/
http://wiseenergy.org/more-about-awed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55-jBCjtJ8…
http://epaw.org/about_us.php?lang=en
http://wiseenergy.org/winning-the-wind-war…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://blackburnnews.com/london/london-ne…
https://windfarmrealities.org/?p=32#more-3…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/testimo…
https://www.change.org/p/paul-swift-stop-a…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49514-wind…
http://wellingtontimes.ca/ontario-gothic/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw4S98SYHi…
http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/Accide…
https://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-back…
http://turbinesonfire.org/dark-side-of-gre…
http://wiseenergy.org/key-documents/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuW0iB_I1h…
http://wiseenergy.org/carteret-wind/
https://stopthesethings.com/2015/06/15/sa-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnNQoTcsH…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utFV2ukOt…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.illwind.org/
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/02/15…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55-jBCjtJ8…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9A-hqQODy…
https://windfarmrealities.org/?p=2028
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/there…
http://turbinesonfire.org/fanning-the-flam…
https://abcbirds.org/bird-smart-wind-energ…
https://abcbirds.org/wind-energy-threatens…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCvW0B4eqk…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7b4fGoK4X…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwdjZF_a-…
https://howgreenisthis.org/mmwtwg-response…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/06/12…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/06/12…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/04/11…
https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/gove…
https://www.wind-watch.org/faq-size.php
https://stopthesethings.com/2017/01/10/win…
https://evilnoisypeople.wordpress.com/2016…
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_que…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_CZIfiFPw…
https://www.amarillo.com/news/20180509/wts…
https://www.goodnet.org/articles/offshore-…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article…
http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/adverse-…
https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2019…
https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-…
https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-real-energ…
https://www.solarinspain.com/en/article/57…
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05gCaWS6…
https://www.stopfw.com/
https://www.stopfw.com/get-involved-now
https://www.stopfw.com/get-informed
https://www.stopfw.com/resources
http://www.windaction.org/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/nyregio…
https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/terra-gen-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://www.nbcrightnow.com/news/juniper-f…
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/wi…
https://www.nptelegraph.com/opinion/todays…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/50050-wild…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://ajmarciniak.wordpress.com/2019/07/…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/01…
https://www.wind-watch.org/pix/displayimag…
https://www.wind-watch.org/pix/thumbnails.…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle…
https://capecodwave.com/falmouth-town-turb…
https://www.facebook.com/NoWindFarm
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle…
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/29/col…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/08…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://stopthesethings.com/2015/05/27/ham…
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/a…
https://the-law-is-my-oyster.com/2019/08/1…
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05gCaWS6…
https://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/ta…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/09/06…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2013/09/21…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WPB2u8EzL…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/t…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/?SSScrol…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-s…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-s…
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/10/759376113/u…
https://www.solarreviews.com/blog/solar-ho…
http://theconversation.com/wind-costs-more…
https://falseprogress.home.blog/2016/08/29…
https://falseprogress.home.blog/2018/01/24…
https://www.stopfw.com/get-informed/articl…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49607-nake…
https://www.lexenergy.net/blog/
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49625-cour…
https://www.livingstonenterprise.com/conte…
https://www.fastcompany.com/90415303/to-ke…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/10/05…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2006/12/03…
https://www.observertoday.com/news/page-on…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/silen…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/silen…
https://stopthesethings.com/2019/10/10/bou…
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/3…
http://www.bccrwe.com/
https://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/in-you…
https://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/home/
https://weather.com/science/environment/ne…
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ma…
https://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/columni…
https://www1.salary.com/PGandE-CORP-Execut…
http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-foo…
https://www.wiyot.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=…
https://www.quora.com/Why-are-so-many-bird…
https://www.engineeringworldchannel.com/wh…
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/humboldt…
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2…
https://www.hillsdale.net/news/20191113/wi…
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXCZ3Oyklr…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M83SReL9Wr…
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/poli…
https://www.wintersetmadisonian.com/opinio…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/02/21…
http://www.startribune.com/iowa-loves-indu…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2016/04/02…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
http://aweo.org/
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-t…
https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/wind-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ouv5dMuD…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhDrkoUVm…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20adDr7Fel…
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FM…
https://madriverunion.com/terra-gen-wind-p…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016…
https://www.ecpartners.com/sectors/power-g…
http://humboldt.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.p…
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2015/03/m…
https://www.observertoday.com/news/page-on…
https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/8…
https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/articl…
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?ur… ://stopthesethings.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/nasa-guide-to-evaluating-turbine-noise-hubbard-et-al-1982.pdf
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/lat…
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?ur… ://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/43316/E92845.pdf
https://stopthesethings.com/2014/12/17/21-…
https://archive.org/details/ahca-Humboldt_…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article…
https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/goals-so…
https://cohoctonwindwatch.blogspot.com/200…
https://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turb…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBQjhXCyd…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2014/m…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/catego…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps6tJMSXKi…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oOLbfr6t…
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/wi…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNxvkrgoPL…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOd5tSZF3A…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7DQ3SgSg0…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxABosWfuu…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC8z9GTQOY…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-newyork.p…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr-U6IghNw…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDapb8qhTH…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULhMH2iZO1…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH9uhHSy31…
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2544421786…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-falmouth.…
https://mothersagainstturbines.com/2014/07…
https://quixoteslaststand.com/worldwide-an…
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/new…
https://video.wind-watch.org/Rand.ogv
https://enjeuxenergies.wordpress.com/2016/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vawyYS8USC…
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0…
https://www.mojavedesertblog.com/2017/04/s…
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.11…
http://www.mojavedesertblog.com/2019/09/we…
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/nov/7/op…
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/may/16/o…
https://www.cutcharislingbaldy.com/blog/in…
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/nov/13/c…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://medium.com/generation-atomic/heres…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://www.nap.edu/download/11935
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/films/i…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/films/d…
https://vbr-turbinepartners.com/gas-turbin…
http://www.ecdms.energy.ca.gov/elecbycount…
https://www.ge.com/reports/a-movable-feast…
https://rurallivingcanada.blogspot.com/201…
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/propert…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/…
http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2009/10/w…
http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/terra-ge…
http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/alta-win…
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/almanac/renewabl…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclea…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/02…
https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2009/10/…
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/12/10…
https://www.reference.com/world-view/much-…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYagGAgHfQ…
https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Achi…
https://app.box.com/s/dqsli5llced1e1dsoc75…
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FumlkvQmrr…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2_CCWsWBq…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdXYPzSN7…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-fife.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCJh03-BpG…
https://www.ge.com/reports/ge-brief-septem…
https://www.ge.com/reports/post/8059342689…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-infrasoun…
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLzk…

Posted by Dan B on 12/12/2019 at 6:19 PM

Re: “To Wind Mill or Not to Wind Mill?

About 400,000 megawatts is the yearly output of this Terra Gen project. That is only enough to power the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Industrial wind turbines are intermittent producers requiring on average more than two thirds of the grid to be powered from other sources. And 100% of needed power must be instantly available if there is no wind. They are willing to destroy one of the most remarkable wild places in Humboldt and do a great injustice to local people for an imperceptible reduction in atmospheric CO2. Just one of the engines on a 747 jet creates as much CO2 as this project can save. Thousands of them are in the air 24/7. When you hear Terra Gen's sales pitches you are getting political science, not real climate science.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan B on 12/12/2019 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Crosswinds

If you believe that these wind turbines will save the planet consider this: they will only run about one third of the time thus producing about 50 megawatts average, and two thirds of the time are replaced by natural gas turbines. I have sobering facts for you to consider: The number of flights performed globally by the airline industry has been steadily increasing since the early 2000s and is expected to reach 39.4 million in 2019. This figure is over one million higher than the prediction for the previous year and represents an increase of over 50 percent from a decade prior. JUST ONE Boeing 747 uses the equivalent of 90 megawatts. In 2018 the largest cruise ship in the world, Symphony of the Seas, was built in France and powered by six Wartsila diesel engines with a combined power equivalent of 96 megawatts. The are over 325 cruise ships in the world. There is no indication what so ever that either of these industries or the people who enjoy their services are interested in downsizing. Those are just two sectors of the fossil fuel economy. Destroying beautiful places and wild life, forests and eagles, pristine coastal ecosystems, the local Humboldt residents' property values and health, and so much more, just because a misguided government program spawned an industry feeding frenzy, is not going to save us. It will take seven billion people getting serious about changing their habits with solar panels on their homes and growing gardens to do that. It's a beautiful idea.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan B on 12/05/2019 at 8:52 PM

All Comments »

Extra Extra!

Make sure you're signed up so we can inbox you the latest.

  • Weekly Update (Thursday)

Login to choose
your subscriptions!

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.
 

© 2020 North Coast Journal

Website powered by Foundation