wind101 with Peter Sinclair


"...wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government." -
Thomas Jefferson

If you've recently seen one of Peter Sinclair's presentations on renewable energy,
here is the resource to follow up on the media and government reports referenced.

For each slide in the presentation, you can find a link here.

By all means, follow these links, see if they check out - educate yourself, and share with others.
Remember there are 2 Video Playlists which include all the short vids in the presentation, and
many more:


Playlist 1 - Wind Energy Helping Small Communities

Playlist 2
Wind Energy: Clean Path to Economic Growth



Our democracy thrives when citizens are active, informed, and involved.



Scientific American: Wind Energy is the Cheapest Electricity and Getting Cheaper

Energy Information Agency - Wind Energy Production Expected to Surpass Hydro

Department of Energy - Click on Energy Revolution now full report

Popular Mechanics: Building a Wind Farm Costs Less than running and Old Coal Plant

Lazard's Levelized Cost of Energy 2018
See Page 2
Lazard is a leading financial advisory and asset management
firm that engages in investment banking, asset management,
and other financial services primarily with institutional clients.
Founded in 1848, its principal executive offices are in New York City, Paris and London.

Lazard's Levelized Cost of Energy - Unsubsidized




Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wind Energy Saving Iowans Money on Energy

Des Moines Register: Wind Costs Blowing Down

The Street: Apple, Facebook and Microsoft Flocking to Iowa

Jeff Bezos Christening New Amazon Wind Farm

Switch: The First Question we asked was "Can you Get us 100 percent renewable?"

Cleantechnica: What Dow's Huge Wind Deal Says about our Energy Landscape

Dow Chemical Press Release: Dow to Become One of the Largest Industrial Buyers of Renewable Energy

Slate: The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down

New York Times: A Texas Utility Offers a Night Time Special - Free Electricity

Bloomberg: Germans Could be Paid to Use Electricity this Weekend

New York Times: Power Prices Go Negative in Germany

Guardian: Wind Power produces 140 percent of Demand in Denmark

NPR: California Sets 100 Percent Renewable Goal

Motley Fool: Another Utility Bets Billions on Renewable Energy

American Electric Power: Planned Generation Source Additions

CNN Money: Siemens is Cutting 6,900 Jobs

Asian Review: Renewable Energy Forces Layoffs at Mitsibishi Hitachi Power

Power Engineering International: GE Warns of Continued Difficulties for Power Division into 2018

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report 
Relevant slide is number 51. The Lawrence Lab group is the most respected source of information on Wind Energy

Energy Information Agency - Average Prices of Electricity

Wind Power Price Projections: 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report - slide 55


Taxpayers for Common Sense - Coal: A Long History of Subsidies

Taxpayers for Common Sense - Nuclear Industry Subsidies




Atlantic City Press: Below Freezing Temps Shut Down Salem Nuclear Reactor

Reuters: Entergy Shuts Massachusetts Pilgrim During Blizzard

Predicting Wind Energy 24 Hours in Advance - Rocky Mountain Institute
also see video below at :50



Elon Musk has Finished Building the Biggest Battery in the World

Tesla's Australian Battery Shows it can Also Make Huge Profits

Tesla's Big Battery Defies Skeptics - Sending Industry Bananas over Performance

Tesla's Big Battery Confounds Critics - Australian Broadcasting


Wind With Batteries? Build it Quickly and it Could Cost $21 M/Hr in Colorado

Wall Street Journal: Big Batteries are Taking a Bite Out of the Market

Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant




Sarah Mills PhD - Fiscal Impacts of Wind Energy on Michigan's Schools: Interview Research

Huron Daily Tribune - Report Breaks Down Where Wind Turbine Revenue Goes

Sarah Mills Phd -  Closeup Study of Wind Energy in Michigan

Sarah Mills PhD - Preserving Agriculture through Wind Energy Development:
A Study of the Social, Economic, and Land Use Effects of Windfarms
on Rural Landowners and Their Communities


Huron Tribune reporting on Wind issues:

Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport Schools expand Enrollment for 4th year

Schools among the turbines attract parents from across the thumb.
See pic

Huron County Equalized Value Up almost 16 percent last year - due to Wind Development

Additional - See interview with Doug Merchant, Assessor for 3 wind turbine townships in
Gratiot County, MI.
Doug is former Chair of the Michigan Township Association, and an assessor for
31 years.




How Wind Energy Revenue is Shared by Huron County Services

Budweiser 100 Percent Renewable Beer




Video Playlists - Conversation Starters, and Argument Enders

Playlist 1 - Wind Energy Helping Small Communities

Playlist 2
Wind Energy: Clean Path to Economic Growth

Questions? Contact me

Additional Material:

Consumer's Energy Forecaster on Renewable Energy

Audobon Society Statement on Wind Energy

Audobon Society Expert on Wind Energy

Wind opponents kill rabbits to lure raptors into wind turbines



Peter Sinclair: Delta College TV Debate

Wind Turbines Preserve Rural Way of Life

General Richard Zilmer: Wind Energy an Advanced Technology

New Scientist: The Truth about "Wind Turbine Syndrome"

Huron Tribune reporting on Wind issues:

Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport Schools expand Enrollment for 4th year

Schools among the turbines attract parents from across the thumb.
See pic

Huron County Equalized Value Up almost 16 percent last year - due to Wind Development

How Wind Energy Revenue is Shared by Huron County Services


Beal City School Superintendent Bill Chilman on Wind Energy and Schools.



International Acceptance of Renewable Energy:

Wall Street Journal - Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy is Outshining Fossil Fuels

Acceptance of Renewable Energy in Germany
(poll)

Public Comment: John Fabian Addressing the Isabella County Planning Commission