Steel Winds Lackawanna in Buffalo Erie County at Lake Erie near Hamburg plans turbine replacement after only 10 years and upgrades are costly
Buffalo New York, Erie County, and the entire state and your back and front yards literally could soon look like this if people there let the governing bodies have their way
ALERT: Governor Cuomo is attempting to forge as strong as steel new laws that would utterly destroy viewscapes in farm land and other open space areas all over the state with ugly wind farms, forcing them on small communities with absolutely no way for residents and those concerned to stop them. You must stop this from happening or you are going to lose your way of life to the industrialists that are ready to make every serene space an industrial energy zone leaving few places to "recharge" other than maybe in their rich back yards if you are invited to their homes. Cuomo claims it's a public health threat and an emergency to install these wind projects everywhere to save the planet and meet NY "green energy" goals which are fantasy land on steroids as none of these wind farms help save anything except in providing your money transferred to the rich. There is no emergency except in stopping this law. Voice your opposition. This must be done before May 3, 2020.
other news: Kean Wind in Williamsville, NY cited by Attorney General Letitia James allegeding illegal sale of securities and no working product
STEEL WINDS AT LAKE ERIE
Here is how the shoreline looks now at Lake Erie. They also want to install these in the middle of the lake.
This used to be a steel mill and plans to make it a hotel at this beautiful lakeside location never materialized. They tried for many decades. Now the steel is made in China using coal and other fossil fuels and then brought here to make these ugly things while coal and other fossil fuels are also used to make the fiberglass blades using epoxy resins that are also made using fossil fuels. When I see these windmills now spin I feel like we are going in circles trying to eliminate fossil fuels by creating systems that use more of it and actually because of their need for stand by power they cause more fossil fuels to be used and more green house gasses to be added. Although green house gasses are non toxic and are naturally recycled by the only real cause of climate changing - clouds by a whopping 10,000% greater amount than carbon air - inspections performed on these mechanisms and their claims of what they can do for us appear to show a base of quicksand so to speak as all of these promises made that wind energy will save the planet are just not true.
movies: Michael Moore film "Planet Of The Humans" which exposes all the lies about solar and wind energy is 极品斗地主 now playing here
Also installed was a solar panel manufacturing facility built on a foundation of lofty promises that it would rejuvinate the area. It seems this plant merely fed investors our energy. This is where all your green $ energy goes to feed all the industrialist portfolios. It's disgusting. If you have ever looked into where the real clean energy goes that is manufactured at Niagara Falls you understand what I am saying.
A recent rally at Lake Erie at Buffalo New York presentation mentions how wind turbines are a net loss.
Lake Erie should NEVER have wind turbines. Imagine this scene boating on the lake with them in the background and having to dodge them all in the name of clean energy which is actually chaotic wasteful energy that you pay for in taxes and electricity bills.
More about the project .
Then there's this.....
BUFFALO NEW YORK - the latest plan is to spend 21.3 million dollars on upgrades and maintenance adding bigger blades to rather young wind turbine farm located in Lackawanna's old steel mill area.
The first phase was built in 2007. They can't get parts.
Guess who pays for all this? You will in your taxes and bills. This will cost $1.52 million per turbine.*
Does the following explain why they might be doing this then?
that allows the wind company to replace some of the wind turbine and begin the 10 years of tax credit over again: Repowering is an opportunity for a developer to requalify an existing wind project for the renewable electricity production tax credit for wind projects under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 based on new placed-in-service and begun-construction dates while retaining some of the existing project. ()"
on Nov. 16, 2019 Buffalo News reports:
If the project is not approved, the equipment and facility will be "faced with an extremely short useful life," the application states。 There are three people employed by the facility。
There are two public hearings scheduled on the project, one by the Erie County IDA at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Lackawanna City Hall, and one by the Hamburg IDA at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 in Blasdell Village Hall.
HAMBURG IDA HEARING NOVEMBER 26 2019
Hearing is completed in Lackawanna BAD NEWS FOR RATE PAYERS
UPDATE 11/22/2019: upgrades have been approved of course. I posted a public comment. I wish I would have made a longer detailed comment but I was pressed for time and my draft seemed too wordy so I settled for one page. I doubt anyone would have been swayed anyway. This is like so many things that people just don't want to hear you when you try to tell them they made a mistake or are making a mistake. We all see various angles of things in life and when they just can't see it from your angle when you just try to explain what you are seeing they don't get it. Or the $ are all that matter. Either way here are some of the points as presented
replacing 10 of the turbines - the project has total 14
could not be fixed because REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE after only 12 years or less of service, planned obsolescence? Probably。
called "highly visible" yes I know I live near 1000 of these hunks of junk that have flashing red lights blinking all over the place all night long that are disgusting to look at view video here
Kevin McAuliff the attorney representing owners said they'd have to decommission in two years [without getting these tax breaks?] if they don't invest - they sought breaks at the hearing
claim $80k payments will go up to $250k for schools etc. which of course comes from rate payers and tax payers
4 of the entire project turbines in Hamburg not part of this deal
Two in another part of Lackawanna, there are 8 in the photo then 4 in Hamburg totaling 14
What is an energy dumping ground?
Although wind turbines can generate energy and supply it to the grid we have another problem, energy over supply, and when there is too much they dump it, meaning they turn the turbines ON forcing them to spin drawing electricity, not producing it, in order to USE UP THE EXCESS ENERGY IN THE GRID.
Why is there over supply??? Why are we not being told this????
Pretty simple answer to that, if the public was fully aware of this it would shatter the illusion that these things are "clean energy" and only producing energy when in fact they are scams to GET YOUR ENERGY from your wallets。
极品斗地主You never really know when these things are producing and when they are using up extra energy at your expense.
Something is wrong here with this picture, are we merely looking at presenting a motion picture to make us entertained with the false notion that we are saving the world?
Could it be the push for these white spinning monsters has been a crafty scheme to dump energy while profiting off it? How much exactly is the amount produced as to how much is used to get these things spinning (they need power to start them and they are powered regularly to keep them lubricated) as compared to how much is USED to dump electricity? If any one has this data please send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org极品斗地主 I could not get a straight answer on this from sPower owned by AES Corporation who is working hard to get your subsidy energy to install of Arizona, and are actively wrecking Hawaii with ugly massive turbines that has caused 161 protestors to be arrested already.
So here we are swimming in the middle of the fake green energy movement and we are using energy based on fossil fuels to build wind farms that DRAW ENERGY FROM THE GRID when there is too much energy in the grid. How is that good for the planet? Something is wrong here. These things can be spinning giving the illusion of producing power yet they may be dumping it.
Here is the letter I received by a local official on 11/21/2019 in acknowledgement of my public comment. This is much more than I received by most government leaders in Arizona, in particular not receiving anything from Tom O'Halleran. I very much appreciate receiving this acknowledgement.
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to comment on the Steel Winds Replacement Project. As you may know, my administration is committed to protecting our environment as shown by my executive orders enforcing the Paris Climate Agreement in Erie County and creating the Community Climate Change Task Force. I have expressed my support for this project because my administration believes that the additional investment and tax exemptions for this project is a sound investment of taxpayers’ dollars both financially and environmentally, making it a win-win for our entire community. Efforts like these are why Erie County was recently designated as a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), showing that protecting our environment and reducing costs are not mutually exclusive.
Thank you again and if I can be of additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Mark C. Poloncarz, Esq.
Erie County Executive
Erie County Executive's Office
95 Franklin Street - Suite 1600
Buffalo, New York 14202
P: (716) 858-8500
Erie County Executive
Erie County Executive's Office
95 Franklin Street - Suite 1600
Buffalo, New York 14202
P: (716) 858-8500
It's interesting to read that Erie County is "enforcing the Paris Climate Agreement" there while the United States has pulled out. I have to wonder if 97% of the world's scientists were asked what would Erie County do if 97% of the world's involvement in the PCA also pulled out would they still be in? Seems obvious that would be absurd but at what point does it become rediculous to be a part of an agreement that most of the world is throwing in the recycle heap of plastic bottles?
On another note, these turbines have wrecked the serene views from Canada looking toward Buffalo which now at night basically look similar to these in California.
view details below about public hearings - you can oppose this proposal by e-mail
This image below shows what ugly white spinners did to the once gorgeous shoreline view on Lake Erie now many residents and those in tall buildings get to see ugly flashing red lights all night long as well.
image courtesy Ken JP Stuczynski creative commons license
极品斗地主 Wind projects are a waste of your energy. They are a transfer of your energy to theirs. Money should be spent to tear these things down instead of upgrading. For these turbines to only last 12 years is a waste of energy and disgusting.
The project would get tax breaks from the county so they get to live like rock stars like all these wind company executives and their share holders and portfolion managers all do and it's all based on the farce that carbon dioxide air forms insulation around the Earth which it does not. Look at the sky, see those clouds, they are water vapor. THAT IS THE CAUSE of climate change NOTHING ELSE. There is 10,000% more water vapor gas than CO2. We have been had. Carbon dioxide does not form a blanket heat is never trapped of all places that should know this it's snowy Buffalo.
Look at this entire photo again, the amount of CO2 is 4/10,000ths of the photo. That's around 48 pixels. OMG it does nothing!
Your electric bills will help pay for these improvements. Your state taxes will help continue pay for these illusions of clean energy which they are not clean at all they DEPEND ON THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS TO FUNCTION and they waste energy.
notice of public hearing November 18, 2019 by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County
Property taxes will not be assessed on the value of the improved property but rather on the output。 This is because the output of these monster projects is minimal and will be cheaper thus YOU will not be receiving taxes into the county coffers by much。
"The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company. The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease. At the end of the lease term, the leasehold interest will be terminated. The Agency proposes to provide financial assistance to the Company in the form of a lease for a term of fifteen (15) years and a partial tax abatement of real property taxes for the term of the lease. The proposed financial assistance deviates from the Agency’s UTEP in the following respect:"
Payments under the PILOT Agreement deviate from the UTEP as they will be based upon megawatts generated by the Facility in connection with the operation thereof and not based upon the assessed value of the Project. The Agency proposes to deviate from the UTEP given the nature of the Project and that the Project will provide a benefit not otherwise available within the locale of the Facility.
THE PROBLEM IS THE PUBLIC IS NOT GETTING ANY THING OF REAL VALUE BACK AS WIND FARMS ARE ALL NET LOSSES
Warren Buffet knows this saying the only reason he invests in them is because the public money's feed his investment portfolios. Bill Gates knows this saying . Imagine Buffalo building a nuclear plant there instead providing the entire region cheap reliable energy that draws in business and industry and wealth again.
"Erie Wind I LLC and Niagara Wind Power I LLC, the owners of the 14 turbine Steel Winds project along Hamburg Turnpike and on a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel property, are planning to upgrade the 328-foot tall wind power generators including installation of new 116-foot long blades. The company is working with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency on a specialized payment-in-lieu-of-taxes package that will help finance the project. The ECIDA has set a Nov. 18 public hearing on the PILOT."
极品斗地主 YOU CAN STATE YOUR OPPOSITION IN THE PUBLIC MEETING OR WRITE
If you write make sure it arrives in time.
project owner website
*this comes out to you giving them about $6.00 per turbine x 14 = $84 based on population of 250,000 rate payers. your bill just went up AGAIN. Now you know why. Also consider how many homes or other useful projects could be financed with this kind of cash YOU are pumping into this blight farm.
VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THIS PROJECT
A representative of the Agency will be present at the above-stated time and place to present a copy of the Application and hear and accept written and oral comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to the proposed financial assistance. Written comments may be submitted at this public hearing or delivered to the Agency at 95 Perry Street-Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 until the comment period closes on November 19, 2019. The project application is available for public inspection at the Agency’s offices Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
This public hearing is being conducted in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Section 859-a of the New York General Municipal Law.
Click here f or a copy of the transcrpit (PDF)
If you would like to submit a comment regarding the project, please use the form below. Alternately, you mail also e-mail us directly at info@ecidany。com。 Comments will be accepted up until November 19, 2019 at 4:00 p。m。
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