utterly offensive green media …

The left and Fairfax Media are salivating over the comments about offensive wind farms:

Joe, we're all 'utterly offended'.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>For the real story: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/02/wind-turbines-are-utterly-offensive-joe-hockey-tells-alan-jones

Joe, we’re all ‘utterly offended’.

For the real story: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/02/wind-turbines-are-utterly-offensive-joe-hockey-tells-alan-jones

Here, I will show you offensive:

Abandoned Solar Power Plant

The remote Carrizo Plain’s status as one of the sunniest places in the state was exploited by the solar power industry from 1983 to 1994. This was by far the largest photovoltaic array in the world, with 100,000 1′ x 4′ photovoltaic arrays producing 5.2 megawatts at its peak. The plant was originally constructed by the Atlantic Richfield oil company (ARCO) in 1983. During the energy crisis of the late 1970s, ARCO became a solar energy pioneer, manufacturing the photovoltaic arrays themselves. ARCO first built a 1 megawatt pilot operation, the Lugo plant in Hesperia, California, which is also now closed. The Carrizo Solar Corporation, based in Albuquerque, NM, bought the two facilities from ARCO in 1990. But the price of oil never rose as was predicted, so the solar plant never became competitive with fossil fuel-based energy production. (Carrizo sold its electricity to the local utility for between three and four cents a kilowatt-hour, while a minimum price of eight to ten cents a kilowatt-hour would have been necessary in order for Carrizo to make a profit.)  (Another photovoltaic facility was planned for the site by the Chatsworth Utility Power Group, and with an output of 100 megawatts it would have been many times larger than the existing plant, but the facility never got off the drawing board.)  The Carrizo Solar Company dismantled this 177-acre installation in the late 1990s, as the panels were said to be impaired by a design flaw that caused them to lose output. The used panels were resold, and many are still in use in small domestic installations.

Not to be outdone by wind turbine bat and bird kills , fried ‘duck’ is also on the menu for solar farms, in fact, the whole food chain: The Funnel Effect = Mass Insect Mortality at Solar Farms = Migratory Bird Deaths0dcda-solar_markranstaedt_201106

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1 Response to utterly offensive green media …

  1. flyingtigercomics says:

    A lot of people, probably nearly all people, have failed to identify the true nature of the enterprise corruption going on with wind and solar farms.

    Yes, the original scam gets government money, etc. and yes, that is criminal.

    But what actually happens is this.

    1. land that is suitable for future high value development- housing estates or corporate monocultural crop farming by eg Monsanto etc. – is identified.

    2. the land current use is such that no housing development or mass buyout by Monsanto would be possible.

    3. an eco scam is targeted into the area.

    4. government crooks move heaven and earth and put the eyesore scam in place.

    5. value on the affected property plummets.

    6. surrounding property owners are harassed or stressed into selling – at depressed prices

    7. the green scam is wound up.

    8. snidely whiplash aka Monsanto or bodgico brothers builders moves in and buys up an entire area for a song.

    9. corporate / fascist development takes place, destroying the local culture and society and creating new suburbs for sheeple or new factory farms for Monsanto.

    10. rinse repeat.


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