The sheer number of wind turbines in Germany is overwhelming! When the clouds open, they are often visible from the windows of a jet entering the country. Though they are primarily a rural phenomenon, there are about 60 turbines in the city of Hamburg. Some of the behemoths in Mecklenbourg-Verpommern have a capacity of 7.5 MW, more than twice the 3 MW found in North America. Yet, speaking as one of a group of journalists touring renewable installations recently, unless you are standing directly underneath a turbine was difficult to pick out the “whoosh” of their whirling blades from other ambient sounds. Germany’s wind industry is an integral part of the nation’s energy revolution, which at least 56% of the respondents to a poll taken in 2013 said was “the right thing to do.” Only 10% were actually opposed. Germany’s Wind industry is not like Southern California’s.
Native Americans defending their sacred sites are more than a few tribespeople opposing ‘Big Clean Energy.’ Do you get it?
By Roy L Hales
Aztlán, ancestral cradle of the Nahuatl people (of whom the Aztecs were the best known branch), was most likely in the Lower Colorado Basin. Some of the tribes in this area speak a Uto-Aztecan language, share the Mexica historical idea of five suns and are believed to have left hundreds of geoglyphs which show mythological ties to Mexico. Some of the best known of these geoglyphs are at Blythe, CA, and best viewed from a passing airplane. You can see some in Jess Fig Jesus Chuey Zapata Figueroa’s Music Video: Aztec Sickness (Save the Geoglyphs). Continue reading Do You Get It?→