The video “Wind Mill Disaster” is a visual critique of the Windfarms in San Gorgonio Pass, Riverside County. This is one of the windiest places in Southern California and also one of the state’s largest wind sitings. It is not clear whether “NewWiseGuy” made this video, or just posted it. The addition of Kermit the Frog singing “Its not easy Being Green” softens the harsh impact of scenes reminiscent of a battlefield. Continue reading California: Are the Windfarms at San Gorgonio Pass “Green”? (& video)→
The Ocotillo Wind Project may be one of the best documented “renewable projects” in the USA. Workers cannot even pee in the surrounding desert without having to worry about their being filmed by one of the village’s inhabitants. There is good reason for that. Many of villagers moved to Ocotillo because of tranquility. Only the village is surrounded by “public land” and, because of the Obama Administration’s push on renewable energy, they are now surrounded by 438 foot high wind turbines. Most of the time the blades are still, but when the turbines do turn they emit a roar which has been compared to that of a jet airplane. The towers have red lights that blink throughout the night. After the desert was torn up, a plague of dust storms., floods and white foam was unleashed upon the inhabitants. The project went online 15 months ago. Yet there are constant problems and the inhabitants of Ocotillo have filmed most of them. Continue reading California: Hide and Seek at Ocotillo→
One problem with installing a wind farm around a village, is that the inhabitants observe EVERYTHING. Jim Pelley has been documenting them on a youtube site called “Save Ocotillo.” He just took the following video of blade repairs to turbines #152 and #154 at Ocotillo.