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Appeals court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

JAMES M. O’NEILL / THE RECORD – A state appeals court has ordered New Jersey to reconsider its rejection of a pilot wind farm project off the coast of Atlantic City, in light of a $47-million federal grant the project was awarded.

The court’s decision breathes new life into the project, which could be the first offshore wind farm in the United States connected to the electric grid.

Fishermen’s Energy, a Cape May-based group of commercial fishermen, proposed building the five-turbine pilot wind farm about three miles off the coast to generate up to 25 megawatts of clean energy. But in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the company’s financial plan, saying it would need state subsidies that would make the energy too costly for ratepayers …


One Response to Appeals court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

  1. Bill Heller

    August 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Industrial wind turbines fail as a solution to global warming, meeting our energy needs and creating jobs. It’s as simple as the wind often doesn’t blow at high enough speeds to spin the blades, or create significant power from the spinning. Every MW of wind energy must be matched with a MW of fossil fuel generation, called spinning reserve, to make up for the shortfall. Also, At only 2.8 miles from shore, Fishermen’s Energy’s monstrous wind turbines will loom large from the beach. The economy of the beaches around AC will take a hit as it depends heavily on leisure and tourist dollars. Here are a few articles explaining this and more:
    1) Why Not Wind: an open letter: The reasons industrial-scale wind is a destructive boondoggle
    2) N.J. Offshore Wind Project Reveals True Cost to Taxpayer
    3) Energy blow as wind power fuels pollution
    4) The dirty secret of Britain’s power madness: Polluting diesel generators built in secret by foreign companies to kick in when there’s no wind for turbines
    5) Reality Check: Germany’s Defective Green Energy Game Plan
    6) Study: Wind Power Raises CO2 Emissions
    7) Subsidizing CO2 Emissions via Windpower: The Ultimate Irony
    8) Government Lab Finds Wind Energy Not Meeting Carbon Emission Goals
    9) Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that’s not ready
    10) AWEA Confirms Electricity Prices Skyrocketing In Largest Wind Power States
    Wind energy is a sham and only the wind industry, certain politicians, and their crony capitalist associates benefit. However, they are very good at sales propaganda. Don’t buy the hype.