Total U.S. greenhouse gas ( GHG ) emissions were 7,075.6 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent ( MMTCO2e ) in 2006, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 2005 level according to Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2006, a report released today by the Energy Information Administration ( EIA ). ...Emissions of carbon dioxide from energy consumption and industrial processes, which had risen at an average annual rate of 1.2 percent per year from 1990 to 2005, declined by 1.8 percent in 2006. The decline in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 to 2006 can be attributed to a one-half percent decline in overall energy demand and a decrease in the carbon intensity of electricity generation.
Mr. Sean Cox presented evidence at the Resource Management Act hearing for the Te Uku wind farm which directly countered the economic case for the wind farm, its carbon emissions justification, the available wind resource at Te Uku, adverse noise and health effects, and challenged the expertise of some of wind developer Wel's consultants. When completed, Wel counsel Simon Berry asked that the hearing be adjourned to permit the developer time to respond to Mr. Cox's submission. An excerpt of Mr. Cox's testimony is included below. The full transcript can be accessed by clicking on one of the two links provided.
Horizon Wind has proposed a massive (800 megawatts) wind energy facility for the northern reaches of Maine in Aroostook County near the Canadian border. Click on the link below to download a copy of the lease agreement Horizon has offered landowners who might have turbines or met towers erected on their land.
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This document compiled for Ontario electricity consumers provides an comprehensive explanation of the hidden-costs of industrial wind energy. It also directly addresses the question of whether wind power provides a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions.
This important letter by Rep. Mollohan (D-WV) to the WV division of energy, comments on the agency's proposed State energy plan as it pertains to industrial wind energy development.
This compelling message appeared in an advertisement run in the October 25, 2007 issue of the Times-Journal newspaper in Wisconsin. A .pdf copy of the ad can be accessed by clicking on the below link. IWA has authenticated this ad. It was written by Don Bangart of Chilton, Wisconsin following a 2 hour interview with a landowner in Northeast Fond du Lac County. The landowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, approved the text for publication.
Environmentalist Jon Boone's introductory remarks presented in Westfield, NY. Jon Boone produced the video "Life under a wind plant". The full speech can be downloaded by clicking on the below link.
The public version of this filing can be downloaded below.