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    Aruba clean energy commitment

    http://www.ecowatch.com/aruba-renewa...089477899.html

    i wonder where the wind farms will be located?

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    My best guess is on the ruff side of the island to limit the visual issues for "most" of the travelers. It would certainly take away the natural beauty of that side of the island.

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    http://www.ecowatch.com/aruba-renewa...089477899.html

    i wonder where the wind farms will be located?

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    at one point just a few years ago the plan was a wind farm not too far from Alto Vista Chapel.
    that plan went over like a big "toot in church"
    the opponents took the wind farm planners to court AND it went so far as to go to court in Holland.
    it was bad and it was ugly.

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    40% from clean energy already. That rocks!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I've seen a wind farm for the past few years when leaving. I assumed it was on the east side of the island somewhere. Maybe it wasn't even Aruba, but it seems like it was.

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    Vader Piet Windpark in southeast Aruba

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    I wish they had a good incinerator for the dump but that is a whole
    new topic.

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    What they do at the dump is gross! But it does not appear to have an affect on the health of the residents.
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    I wish they had a good incinerator for the dump but that is a whole
    new topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    What they do at the dump is gross! But it does not appear to have an affect on the health of the residents.
    From Rona

    Life in the Dump


    A week ago Friday I visited the neighbors living downwind from Parkitenbos, on Bucutiweg. It is hard to write about the subject and I have been procrastinating for over a week. What can you say, that hasnít said before? The area is a disaster and the situation there constitutes a crime against humanity.
    That Friday, a white cloud hung in the sky over the mangroves and the channel, and it hit me as soon as I got out of the car, my eyes smarted and my throat contracted, burning.
    The air, says a neighbor, has become more toxic over time. We have been living here all our lives, so bad smells seem normal to us, but in recent year it went from grey, foul smelling smoke, to a white chocking blanket, and the kids all suffer from asthma, unable to breathe. It is worst nights, when weíre lying in our beds suffocating!
    There is no quiet enjoyment on Bucutiweg. Houses are closed hermetically, aircos are on. No laundry hanging in the breeze, no children playing in the street. The air is thick and rancid, and all of a sudden I was thirsty, so thirsty, like the juices had been sucked out of me, by some chemical sponge. The hostess offered water.
    We have done everything, she said. Gone to the Police, to the Health Department, to the Ministers, Parliamentarians, we call the MinPresí office every week, we leave messages, no one cares, no one answers; they are tired of us.
    They have been dumping garbage here for 80 years, and the problem is too big to fix, fast. Someone actually has to spent time and tons of money to try to resolve the islandís garbage challenge. And not a single government entity seems to be concerned.
    They are building a colossal bridge that will cut the commute from San Nicholas to Oranjestad by 20 seconds; They are celebrating the Health Departmentís anniversary, by throwing lovely parties, they load a schoolís roof with solar panels, but not a word about the dump.
    They have a joker-coordinator in charge of the dump at Infrastructure. He says the dump will be closed end of the year. He lies. How can that happen? Where will the garbage go?
    The gasification plant stinks. While the idea is contemporary and exciting the plant is in its experimental stage. How long will the testing take, before we see results?
    The Police never comes anymore, when called. Live fires are raging, and the Policemen shrug it off, because Serlimar likes to start these fires on weekends, when government officers are closed, and there is no one to talk to.
    The impotent Parkitenbos foundation collected signatures; they went nowhere, achieved nothing.
    Many of their neighbors are government employees who are afraid to complain and lose their jobs in the process. They are too scared to protest while dealing with major health issues; they donít want to be discriminated against and ridiculed.
    WHAT WE SAY: YOU HAVE TO GET MAD, REAL MAD, BE FEARLESS, THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND, GET A LAWYER, A REAL LAWYER, SUE THE GOVERNMENT FOR TORTURING YOU, FILE REAL COMPLAINS AT THE POLICE, SHOOT VIDEOS, GET THE PUBLIC HERE BEHIND YOU WITH IMAGES AND PICTURES, MAKE YOUR PROBLEM, OUR PROBLEM,DO NOT REST, UNTIL YOU GET RESULTS. YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT. The MinPres with his phony-baloney green initiatives should be the one in charge of rescuing your neighborhood, there has to be a way to get his attention.
    I am sad and mad. I loved the stories about carefree kids going swimming in the lagoon, and playing hide and seek behind the dumpís wall. That was 40 years ago. It is a toxic waste land now.
    The lies from the Serlimar website
    Parkietenbos Landfill & Containerpark Facility has been Arubaís official public refuse dumping-site since the 1960s and has undergone several important structural changes during the recent years. Nowadays, this facility is organized in two main deposit sections, the Containerpark and the Landfill. Subsequently, these two main sections are subdivided according to specially designated waste materials sections for recycling and environmental purposes. Once you pass the main gate entry of the facility, you will find directions indicating the landfill entrance and the containerpark entrance.
    Householders should dispose of their waste at the containerpark and public, private and nonprofit organizations should dispose of their waste at the landfill sections.
    For safety, management and environmental reasons, it is mandatory that all users dispose of their waste in the correct locations and as directed by the facility operators. It is required to respect the Rules of Parkietenbos Containerpark and Landfill Facility at all times.

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    the dump is sad/scary.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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