Videos filed under Energy Policy

Fire sparked by a wind turbine

The turbine that sparked the fire was part of the Juniper Canyon facility located in Klickitat County in Washington State. The project, which is owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables (now Avangrid), was constructed in two phases during the period from 2010 to 2012. It consists of 128 turbines (63 in Phase 1; 65 in Phase 2) and has a total installed capacity of 251.2 MW.
22 Jul 2019

Wind Energy: The big swindle

This investigative report by Armel Joubert des Ouches examines the spread of wind turbines throughout France. He calls on the French people, the politicians and ecologists who have remained somewhat honest, to put a stop to this monstrous boondoggle whose consequences will become rapidly irreparable.  The English subtitles were prepared by Friends Against Wind.
14 Apr 2015

Wind Energy in Michigan

Competing energy forums were held on the same day at the same location. One sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association. The other by the Informed Citizens Coalition (IICC). Michigan Capitol Confidential, a press entity in Michigan, was thrown out of the AWEA event. The story continued. 
24 Jan 2015

Ten CEOs push for EU energy policy to change direction: Dramatically reduce green energy subsidies

This press conference was held by the CEOs for ten of the European Union's largest utilities. The CEOs, who call themselves the Magritte Group, said EU energy and environment policy is failing in its objectives and had raised the risk of the lights going out. One of the wishes expressed during the press conference was the drastic reduction in subsidies for mature renewable technologies including wind and solar, and to concentrate the subsidies on research and development for technologies of the future. Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, is featured in this video.
11 Oct 2013

Energy giants urge end to subsidies for 'green' power

The senior executives from ten utilities in Europe have recommended that the end subsidies for renewable energy if it wants to regain its competitiveness. The companies argue subsidies for solar and wind energy are driving up prices for consumers and market distorting. E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen said that " renewable " subsidies are reaching a level which is totally unbearable. This industry is the biggest kid on the block now, not a child any longer."
11 Oct 2013

Wind Failure

Once the darling of the energy world, CBC News reporter Robert Jones reports that wind turbines in New Brunswick are expensive, unreliable and failing to meet production targets every year since coming online in the years 2008 to 2012. Duration: 1 minute 57 seconds
26 Jul 2013

Wind Power: Cutting the Spin (video newscast)

Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds Clean Wisconsin takes that position because there are no "peer-reviewed" studies that link inaudible noise levels to human illness. "Their argument is a fallacy," countered Sen. Lasee. "Their argument just justifies their actions. Their argument just keeps them getting paid. And I think they're wrong-headed on this." Sen. Lasee is now pushing for more regulations on wind energy that could limit its future growth even more. "What I'd like to do is at the very least, follow the lead of Australia and have a mile and a quarter setback from anybody's property line," said Sen. Lasee.
30 Apr 2013

No More Subsidies for Wind

Tang Energy Group CEO Patrick Jenevein explains how federal subsidies are hurting the wind industry. Mr. Jenevein caught the attention of many people with his Wall Street Journal opinion piece that described the problem with federal wind subsidies. Duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds
28 Feb 2013

Europe's Ill Wind

This film is about the people who live near existing and planned wind farm developments, and their objections to them. These views have been dismissed as selfish NIMBYism by government, climate change activists and energy companies, but have critics of wind energy really been answered? Sponsored by the Europe for Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament.  For more information see: Duration: 24 minutes 31 seconds
26 Jan 2013

Vermont's Energy Options

This updated short feature from a larger documentary entitled Vermont's Energy Options examines several of the paths towards a renewable energy future for the state of Vermont. In this feature, utility-scale renewable energy is compared to community-oriented, small-scale renewable energy solutions. This feature, and the future full-length documentary, is produced by non-profit Energize Vermont. Energize Vermont advocates for renewable energy solutions that are in harmony with the irreplaceable character of Vermont and contribute to the people's well-being. Learn more at Duration 23 minutes 13 seconds
29 Aug 2012

The economics of Lowell Mountain Wind

In this interview, Tom Evslin explains how the economics of the Lowell Wind project in Vermont will drive up use of fossil generation. Evslin is a former member of the Clean Energy Development Fund board and the former chief technology officer under Vermont's Douglas administration. Duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds
7 Dec 2011
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