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Bill Carson July 20, 2014 at 07:29 AM
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center only did an environmental review in 2012. The Mass CEC missed Read Morethe massive ground array around the antenna. Cranes & trains can exceed 4000 pounds per square foot on the ground. This is what happens when appointed state officials run construction jobs
digger July 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM
So, much like the Mass CEC's epic failure to predict the acoustic reality for industrial windRead Moreprojec ts (they commissioned wind industry consultants, using rate payer funds, that provided pre-construction reports filled with errors and omissions) - are you saying that for the New Bedford Marine Terminal the Mass CEC, who apparently has no oversight or accountability, has again totally screwed up the Pre-construction vetting process using, once again, rate-payer funds? Example: Pre-construction acoustical report for Kingston's Independence turbine indicated a likely noise increase of approximately 3dB(A). The recent release of a post construction acoustic report indicates an increase of approximately 16dB(A) with the 2MW turbine operating at HALF POWER! What professional consultant provided the orginial report and what ramification is there for misleading local town officials to believe that the impacts to come would be minimal to non-existent? The Mass CEC is bleeding Ma electric rate-payers and using the blood money for wind projects that end up destroying the health and welfare, as well as trampling on Private property rights, of Massachusetts residents. The Mass CEC's wind division should be dragged into a courtroom real fast for misuse of Ma electric rate-payer funds and also for the abuse of the health and welfare of those Ma residents that have suffered as a result of the negligence! The Mass CEC has had the opportunity to admit to and recognize the errors of their hired consultant's reports and the real impacts to Mass residents BUT in the face of the known harm they continue to fund activities to deny and push back on the realities in play...yes, time for the "C" word....
Bill Carson July 20, 2014 at 12:45 PM
I believe the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center needs to be brought up under the federal RICO ActRead Morela ws. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center & Massachusetts Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. convinced the bonding committee of the Massachusetts state legislature to bond the building of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal telling the bonding committee that Cape Wind would use New Bedford- All along the Mass CEC & Massachusetts Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. have known since 2010 that Cape Wind is NOT permitted to use New Bedford. Governor Patrick & the news media are all aware of the federal permits for Quonset Point, Rhode Island WHY IS THE NEWS MEDIA PROTECTING THESE PEOPLE ???
Bill Carson July 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM
The cranes are more than adequate for the 3.6 megawatt gear driven wind turbines ordered by CapeRead MoreWin d.
Bore Head July 16, 2014 at 06:17 PM
I am not dazzled by these politicians that the road is paved in gold, nor claim to support theRead Moreoldes t industry in New England, the New England fishing industry. Please contact me, Bill.
Bill Carson July 06, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Photo Shop Nightmare for Governor Patrick :Who made the mistake Governor Patrick or former StateRead MoreRe presentative Matthew Patrick http://www.electmattpatrick.org/
Marshall Rosenthal July 06, 2014 at 05:59 PM
Just some more BS from the Governor's handlers.
Frank Haggerty July 06, 2014 at 06:55 PM
The picture above is from 2010. The original picture was of four people. The two people to theRead Moreright were photo shopped out. They forgot to get the hand off Gov Patricks neck. The photo shopped picture appears on the Matthew Patrick elect him to the Massachusetts Senate to take Therese Murrays seat. The picture is made to look like Governor Patrick and Matt Patrick met together somewhere and they are the best of buddies. The point is the picture is a cut up and a phony. What does that tell you about Matt Patrick and his chances to get elected pulling stunts like this ? They think the public is stupid !
Frank Haggerty June 22, 2014 at 07:33 AM
http://images.masscec.com/uploads/attachments/NBMCT_Slides_April_2013.pdf
Frank Haggerty June 22, 2014 at 07:34 AM
http://images.masscec.com/uploads/attachments/NBMCT_Slides_April_2013.pdf
Frank Haggerty June 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM
It may be good to note that Massachusetts politicians and wind turbine contractors tell the publicRead Moret hese wind projects will save you and them money. The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal aka the ocean wind turbine port started at 35 million. Today it may go as high as 6 times the original estimate. I believe commercial wind could cost as much as 4 times your current electric rates. People need to wake up before it's too late and your electric bill is higher than your mortgage.
Ric Werme May 24, 2014 at 08:16 PM
What definition of "antique" are you using? I generally don't consider something antique Read Moreuntil it has fallen out of common usage, e.g. vacuum tube radios or the 1960s Ford Mustang. Gearbox transmissions are provided on many currently available wind turbines, I think the majority of them, e.g. the projects under consideration or recently in service in New Hampshire. The gearbox is just one of several weak links that are almost certain to fail within 20 years, blades and rotor bearings are near the top of the list.
Boiled Peas May 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM
This post is ridiculously wrong. Most offshore wind farms including those built in the last yearRead Morean d even now under construction have gearboxes, and most of these turbines have operated very well. While there may be advantages to gearless turbines that are now being explored, most of the units in the water and going into the water now have gearboxes.
digger April 19, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Question: When will the Mass CEC be taken to task for the reckless expenditure of Rate-Payer funds Read Morethat are being used to publish reports that are solely intended to deny and/or refute the reality of MA residents who live TOO CLOSE to wind turbines (AKA power plants)?
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 09:55 AM
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center should be brought up on RICO Act charges for the use ofRead Morerenewa ble energy tax money collected from all residential and commercial electric rate users in Massachusetts. The Mass CEC produced wind turbines reports that they knew left out negative information about the harm to local residents. Present and past members of Governor Patrick executive appointed positions who now work for the wind industry should be brought up on charges. Leaving information out of reports is the same as fraud ! Please call : Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley 105 William Street New Bedford, MA 02740-6257 Telephone: (508) 990-9700 Carmen M. Ortiz the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210 Main Phone: (617) 748-3100
Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Sinovel Wind Company has also been charged with stealing trade secrets from a MassachusettsRead Morecompany. They say that Hollywood would love to script, the U.S. Government charged Sinovel and its executives of stealing AMSC’s source code in order that Sinovel might bypass a commercial relationship with AMSC secrets without paying for ongoing software licenses. The wind industry has many dirty little secrets including catastrophic gear box failures http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/06/27/feds-charge-chinese-firm-with-stealing-technology-mass-company-amsc/CTE66TzhtD19qvEfU35RQN/story.html
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