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Industrial Wind Action is pleased to include Donald S. Heintzelman as an ally in our efforts to educate the populace on the potential detrimental impacts of industrial wind energy facilities on migrating hawks, eagles, and falcons. Mr. Heintzelman, an ornithological and wildlife consultant with more than 50 years field experience, is a pioneer in the field of hawk migration science--particularly along the Appalachian ridgelines. He is the author of 21 published books including the four hawk migration books featured here. His books are important references for anyone interested in identifying where migrating hawks occur and understanding the flightpaths and behaviors of these amazing flying creatures. Three of his four books listed below are available on the used book market; the last recently was published by Falcon Guide/Globe Pequot Press as the 2nd edition of Guide to Hawk Watching in North America. Mr. Heintzelman lives in the rural countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Economist Robert Michaels PhD presented this important testimony at a hearing before the Oversight Subcommittee and Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Space, Science, and Technology. Dr. Michaels addresses the inefficiencies of wind energy and high costs of the technology. The purpose of his testimony is provided below. To access the full testimony, click on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.
It has become well known by those in the energy industry that wind industry officials and lobbyists continue to understate the full and true cost of electricity from wind and have been successful in creating a false “popular wisdom” about wind energy.
Energy analyst Glenn Schleede takes the gloves off and explains the real story behind wind energy's price and how it's high cost fails to match the value of the electricity produced.
Mr. Schleede's paper can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
The Economist 11/3/05
OIL and natural gas availability has been severely impaired and the effects
of this will reverberate through the economy of this country for some time.²
Those chilling words were uttered recently by Samuel Bodman, America's
energy secretary, as he pleaded for his country's gas guzzlers to start
conserving energy. He warned that high prices could be here for years.
Greens are ecstatic. They think high oil prices may spur a sustainable
Wood Rogers PLC, the Roanoke law firm representing Highland Citizens, has advised the Highland County Board of Supervisors that allowing Highland New Wind Development to proceed without the Incidental Take Permit (ITP) required by the Endangered Species Act will place the county in legal jeopardy. The letter by Attorney James T. Rodier which details the supporting law can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.
The following policy update was adopted by the HMANA Board of Directors on July 8, 2008.
This new report from Colorado's natural gas industry says increased use of wind energy indirectly results in raised pollution levels produced by some coal-fired power plants along the Front Range. The report recommends curbing the use of wind energy during the next one or two years to levels that match power output at existing natural gas-fired power plants -- and building more natural gas plants in the long term. The introductory sections of the report are provided below. To access the full document click on the link at the bottom of this page.