Is New Jersey ready for the 3rd largest wind farm in the world… to be built just off our coast?
New Jersey fishermen telling ORSTED to stick offshore wind turbines where sun doesn’t shine.
Anne Baker of WOND Radio warns against the ORSTED wind turbine project. Listen below.
Tens of billions of dollars in wind subsidies up for grabs.
Wind companies like ORSTED are holding townhalls. Hand-picked experts discuss every possible problem that’s already been solved.
In addition to 500+ wind turbines, ORSTED sub-stations will be installed as well. Even closer to shore. ORSTED says there’s a need for ‘reactive compensation’ for the undersea, export power cables. These offshore substations collect power generated from the wind farm, and converts it to high voltage. Also compensates for reactive power generated in wind farm power system. Reactive power is unused power inside the transmission line.
- ORSTED enjoys support from liberal media: Press of Atlantic City, etc.
- Wind companies claim: thousands of permanent, well-paid jobs for locals.
- Claim: millions of homes will be powered for virtual pennies.
NJ fishermen know that constructing hundreds of turbines will not only destroy the seabed (source of their income), but will destroy fishing grounds as well.
Decrease in bird population. The long-term consequences of wind turbines on marine life are still unclear.
Be careful about ORSTED.Anne Baker, WOND RADIO
For past 100 years, seafloor ecosystems have been “pulverized” by dragging heavy nets along the bottom. Dredging & undersea strip-mining for sand is adding to that damage. Wind turbines & cables will make things worse.
No country has ever powered itself entirely with wind power.
- Intermittent wind
- Over-reliance on taxpayer subsidy
The amount of energy and resources that go into building a single wind turbine… is huge.
COST OF WIND: As the wind industry moves into deeper water, costs are actually rising. This offsets any reduction in costs due to technical progress. Contrary to media reports, costs for offshore wind have not fallen. Developers gambling on the small chance of very high fossil fuel prices in the near future.
With so many turbines being installed, Ørsted may send excess power to other New Jersey locations.
500+ windmills just off the coast. How far off? 15 miles. Some believe that’s too far out & would dramatically increase costs. Many fear ORSTED wants to get as close to shore as possible. They’re financially motivated to do so.
The backlash against wind power has already started in Germany. Intermittent wind power is the major problem. Power can’t be delivered where and when needed.