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Revisiting Ocotillo

By Roy L Hales

The Ocotillo wind farm went online almost five years ago. Were they not documented in such meticulous detail, some of the  reports coming from the tiny desert community this project surrounds would be difficult to believe.  I once received a constant stream of YouTube videos and reports. It was one of the sites that shaped my perception of the energy sector.  To some extent, I’ve moved on from this story, but I always knew I would be revisiting Ocotillo.
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The Latest Catastrophe At The Ocotillo Wind Project: White Foam

By Roy L Hales

The latest catastrophe to hit Ocotillo is a white foam, flowing through the waterways, that local resident Jim Pelley says “looks like paint.”
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Wind Turbine Blades Sound Like A Jet Airplane!

By Roy L Hales

There is some debate about the noise from wind turbines. Critics have claimed to hear them as much as five kilometres away. One defender says that if there is a strong breeze blowing, it drowns out the sound after a mile.  This is an issue charged by emotion. In the video below,  Jim Pelley says wind turbine blades sound like a jet airplane!
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