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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
Frank Haggerty February 25, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Recent email to Frank Haggerty Frank, Don't forget Kingston! Commissioner Kimmell hasRead Morestonewall ed any and all requests for testing and/or relief since May of 2012. I will share my communication (see below) with Commissioner Kimmell from 2012 relative to the Kingston, Ma disaster in spite of the fact my note reveals my naive expectations that our typically protective state agencies would actually engage and respond to protect the public, as is their mission. As of tonight, February 25, 2014, the Mass DEP has not engaged in any acoustical testing of either the Independence Wind Turbine in Kingston or the No Fossil Fuel turbines. Instead, the Mass DEP has deferred the responsibility to perform the testing of the Independence wind turbine to the Mass Clean Energy Center and that effort has been a lesson in what many observe to be continued negligence and manipulation. The result is, as of tonight, Kingston residents continue to suffer from invasive and excessive noise with not a single test result other than private testing that has been ignored at both the state and local level. As an FYI: Here is the FB post from last night when HMMH opted not to perform acoustical testing on the Independence wind Turbine as the developer is claiming his turbine is having "error" issues. Oddly the "errors" appear to occur only during testing times. to HMMH in response to not testing during the morning hours of 2/25/14 Mr. Bajdek, This decision is totally irresponsible in our view. If you look at today's power production the Independence turbine seems perfectly able to produce over and above half power all the way to full power. Why aren't you acting in the best interests of the residents that need sound data? Rather than to "not want to repeat the situation" from February 22, where the turbine was shut down prior to the test period allegedly for "error" issues. If we are funding a $95,000 Mass CEC funde acoustic study and the turbine is able to produce what appears to be lots of power today then surely you can come out tonight as you say the conditions appear favorable. We are not accepting of your decision to avoid the opportunity to test on what you say look like favorable conditions. This is another example of why we are losing faith in the integrity of this process. I would ask that HMMH reconsider the plan to not bother even trying, unless you have some knowledge that Kingston Wind will shut down the turbine as they may well have done on February 22, 2014 in spite of the stated rationale for "error" issues. Trust is being lost on this initiative. Let us know if, for the sake of the residents who have been asking the Mass DEP for testing since May of 2012, you might try to have a go at it tonight. What is there to lose to test tonight as we have already lost three months.
Cynthia Cindy Stack Reynolds March 25, 2014 at 09:32 PM
The "ailments" caused by wind turbines is a folly. It's nothing but Koch nonsense. Read MoreThere are thousands of sounds produced by todays society and by wind blowing through objects like trees ,etc. and the only sounds that are dangerous are those that fly in the face of fossil fuel interests. Get a grip people!
Frank Haggerty February 25, 2014 at 09:43 AM
LOOKING FOR CORRUPT POLITICIANS TODAY _WIND TURBINES 1. ) On Oct 18, 2008 former convicted ex House Read MoreSpeaker Salvatore F. DiMasi (D) Democrat, met with wind turbine contractors on Beacon Hill .A month later the ex house speaker slipped an amendment into legislation that the House of Representatives was unaware of. The amendment was to help wind turbine contractors build wind turbines. The ex speaker is doing 8 years in federal jail and has throat and tongue cancer. The ex speaker was the architect of the Green Communities Act. It is only fitting that a Massachusetts politician who brought so much pain and suffering on the residents of Falmouth sits in jail today with his throat and tongue rotting away from cancer 2.) During the corruption trial of the ex house speaker Sal Dimasi it was revealed the fake name Gov Patrick (D) Democrat, used in emails. The governor admitted using the fake email "Sally Reynolds." The contents of those emails have never been revealed and many believe the name was used to avoid the Freedom of Information Act. The Falmouth wind turbine victims continue to suffer. 3.) During 2009 Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a consent judgment against former ex state representative Mark Howland (D) Democrat , of East Freetown and his company WindTech-Co.Under the agreement, which was filed in Fall River Superior Court, Howland will have one year to repay $488,000 in restitution. If he fails to make that payment within one year Howland will be responsible for a payment of $638,000. As of today 2/15/2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley (D ) Democrat, has done nothing to help the minority of residents in Falmouth suffering from the affects of wind turbine noise for four years. AG Martha Coakley is running for Governor of Massachusetts 4.) Both ex house speaker Sal Dimasi & former state rep Mark Howland both owned property in Hawaii. The Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform calls for an all out war on fossil fuels. The war is causing the collateral damage of the health of the residents of Massachusetts. How many of you own vacation homes in Hawaii ?
Bill Carson February 08, 2014 at 08:40 AM
A Falmouth veteran battles wind turbines — and healthRead Morewoes http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifesty le/2014/01/24/falmouth-veteran-battles-wind-turbines-and-health-woes/dVF6q3ur3oO4706FRpKPLJ/story.html
Bill Carson February 08, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Deep flaws in Massachusetts laws constructed to keep government honest have sustained a recurringRead Morepa rade of criminal and ethical misconduct charges involving public servants in the past five years, a study by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting shows. http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/10/23/11589/public-betrayal-bay-state “A large part of the problem in Massachusetts has to do with the fact that the laws themselves are not providing as much transparency as they should,” http://www.wbur.org/2012/03/19/state-integrity-mass
Bill Carson February 07, 2014 at 08:33 PM
The Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform has declared a war on fossil fuels. The party hasRead Morepriori tized its attention and action on the scale equivalent to a major war. The decision has been made to take immediate action at all levels of government. Massachusetts has a renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by the year 2020. The quickest way to get there is commercial wind turbines. The placement of commercial megawatt wind turbines in Southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod in the past few years has resulted in the collateral damage of the health and well being of residential home owners. The turbines cause shadow flicker and create two types of noise causing a lack of sleep and general ill health. Residents in Falmouth and Fairhaven had to file long drawn out certified written complaint forms in order to make a complaint against the wind turbines. Thousands of complaints have been made and not one wind turbine victim has been examined by the state of Massachusetts.
Bill Carson February 07, 2014 at 09:20 PM
There is a war brewing in American over commercial wind turbines that, in times past, could notRead Morehave been predicted nor even imagined. This is a war that involves the invasion of American's rights and freedoms and will, if allowed to continue unabated, lead to the destruction of the U.S. Constitution as well as our democracy. The journalists should understand that their reckless ignorance of wind turbine victims rights could have an adverse effect on this nation's Constitutional right of the freedom of speech as exercised by its journalistic community. There are those who are not afraid to expose serious government abuses
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