Are Grassroot Wind/Solar Foes ‘Cultish’? (Peter Sinclair vs. Kevon Martis again)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 3, 2023 2 Comments

“A major player in the renewable energy opposition in rural Michigan is Kevon Martis, who works for E&E Legal, a D.C.-based lobbying firm that gets funding from the fossil fuel industry.” (Sinclair, below)

“Those are the people funding Peter Sinclair: huge fossil fuel entities. Yet he plays the fossil fuel card against me when I have never received a dime from any fossil entity unless you count my cashback credit card used for gasoline purchases!” (Martis, below)

DC-based Big Environmentalism has a grassroots problem: local residents who do not like or want super-sized industrial wind turbines and multi-acre solar slabs. It is more than NIMBY since taxpayer dollars put such (unneeded, duplicative) machinery in play. But also respect the opposition’s rational concern about mega-machinery noise, visual blight, health effects, and property devaluation.…

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Kevon Martis Responds to ‘Heated’ Ad Hominem

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- February 10, 2023 3 Comments

“Though Martis’s crusade hasn’t been covered much by national media, clean energy advocates say it’s actively hamstringing the fight against climate change in the Midwest. A clean energy executive told HEATED and Distilled that if Martis gets to a community before them, their projects are almost certain to be blocked by the local government. The executive asked for anonymity in fear of being targeted by Martis.” (Heated, below)

“This piece is part of a new round of hits on people like myself who advocate for equitable siting of renewable energy projects. This new assault is being driven by current efforts in the Midwest by the renewable energy lobby to take away local control of wind and solar zoning precisely because it is demonstrably so unpopular and faces an ever-larger backlash.” (Martis, below)

Meet the man fueling clean energy opposition in the Midwest” by Michael Thomas is the latest from Heated, self-described as “A newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis.”…

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‘Old School Climate Denial is Back’ (Droz, Martis: take a bow)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 29, 2022 2 Comments

“Obviously, climate/energy is not an intellectual issue for Amy Westervelt. But it is for Droz and Martis, two hearty volunteers speaking truth to power. She should personally sit down with both and understand their passion and logic. If so, maybe Westervelt could turn DRILLED into MACHINED to focus on industrial wind and solar arrays on the landscape and in the coastal waters.”

In a new article in the climate alarmist web site Drilled, Amy Westervelt claims to have made a big finding, along with a colleague:

Over the past month or so, thanks in large part to the work of reporter Michael Thomas, the Internet has rediscovered an effort that’s been underfoot for more than a decade: the coal-funded attack on clean energy. In a few viral Twitter threads, Thomas has focused on the work of two longtime anti-renewables campaigners, John Droz and Kevon Martis, who have spent the past 15 years or so fighting renewable energy projects at the local level (and convincing and training others to do the same).

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Kevon Martis Winning? Wind/Solar Targets His Message

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 11, 2022 2 Comments

“The politicization of energy policy yields little benefit to the environment or the rate payers. but it sure is good for corporate balance sheets.” (Martis, below)

Kevon Martis, a leading foe of uneconomic electricity and energy sprawl (see the appendix below), reported on social media yesterday:

Renewable energy developers and their paid henchmen like Peter Sinclair continue to lie about me.

I am not a lobbyist. Period. I am not for hire by any energy interest. I cherish my freedom of conscience and will not become a salesman for anyone.

All generation has virtues and vices. My sin is that I think energy policy should be established by a rational discussion of those virtues and vices and by a market that values those as well.

For the rent seekers, that is heresy and I must be destroyed.

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Martis in the Solar and Wind Fight: The Latest

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 30, 2021 No Comments Continue Reading

Martis vs. Smucker: Industrial Wind on Defense

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 16, 2021 2 Comments Continue Reading

Ed Rivet vs. Kevon Martis: Renewables Imposter at Work

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 2, 2021 No Comments Continue Reading

Kevon Martis: Common-good Foe of Industrial Solar and Wind

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 27, 2020 4 Comments Continue Reading

Citizen Martis Draws Ire from Big Green (countering wind power shoestring by shoestring)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 30, 2018 3 Comments Continue Reading

Enough! Martis Responds to Sinclair re Industrial Wind (face-to-face debate urged)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 5, 2018 6 Comments Continue Reading