Videos from California
The wind industry insists wind turbines are quiet. Listen for yourself. In fact, the turbines can be much louder than this!
One of the 112 wind turbines in Ocotillo Wind Express caught fire on January 15 and smoke was seen fuming from the turbine for hours. Many long-time critics of the wind farm project had cited the likelihood of a wind turbine catching fire as one of numerous safety concerns.
Residents of Ocotillo were informed that the turbines at Pattern Energy's Ocotillo wind facility would be as quite as being in a library. This video says otherwise. The noise when more than one turbine is operating is notably loud. Duration: 44 seconds
News report of the 173-foot long blade that crashed to the ground and shattered into pieces at the Ocotillo wind facility raises concerns about wind turbines built close to people and sensitive resources. Duration: 3 minutes 29 seconds
Frontline Strategies’ Mark Standriff on how green energy job creation has fared in California. Duration: 3 minutes 57 seconds
The controversial Ocotillo Express wind project erected by Pattern Energy dominates the skyline with blinking lights. Duration: 1 minutes 38 seconds
NBC News explores the hazards of wind turbines on American Eagles. Duration 2 minutes 14 seconds
The Golden Eagle along with thousand of other birds are killed yearly by wind turbines at Altamont Pass. Dr. Shawn Smallwood, Biologist, has collected data on the bird fatalities at Altamont Pass since 1999. He is convinced that the process of approving Wind Farms in rural communities has become corrupt. Duration: 4 minutes 18 seconds
Politicians ignore the voices of their constituents regarding windmills. The wind turbines kill birds and bats. The Leaf-Nosed Bat once abundant in Southern California, has disappeared from the desert by San Jacinto Mountains. Duration: 5 minutes 15 seconds
For over 20 years Riverside Country Supervisors and the Palm Springs City Council have changed land use variances in favor of Wind Power Developers ignoring the California Energy Commission recommendations for wind turbine setbacks to residential structures. Duration: 4 minutes 8 seconds
A turbine fire at a wind facility approved by Riverside County in California spewed toxic fumes into the homes of nearby residents. The residents describe their experience with the fire. The County supervisors were dismissive of the issue. Duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds
A large power-generating windmill caught fire early Monday near the Solano County community of Birds Landing, but firefighters were letting the huge structure burn itself out. Duration: 1 minute 23 seconds
California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds yearly. This video was prepared as a lead up to the Altamont bird lawsuit and includes interview segments of expert Shawn Smallwood.
Driving down I-10 near Palm Springs, CA, the publisher noticed one of the windmills on fire. Duration: 0 minutes, 39 seconds