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Monthly Archives: November 2009
From istockanalyst.com: “Authority weighs wind farm plan: Conservationists laud the idea, but turbines could harm birds, bats, some wildlife experts fear.” Same argument, different town – how much is our heritage/view-shed/environment/wildlife/community worth? Seems, In the Pocono Mountains, there is a … Continue reading
Today begins the third month of Allegheny Treasures – Happy Anniversary to us!!! If you’ll indulge me on this “milestone” day, I’d like to spend a few moments answering a question I’ve been asked on a couple of occasions – … Continue reading
From National Wind Watch: “Wind Turbine Syndrome: Clinical study of health effects of large wind turbines published” Rowe, Mass., Nov. 28, 2009 — Dr. Nina Pierpont, a pediatrician and population biologist in Malone, New York, has announced the publication of … Continue reading
Just in case you local town folk woke up today thinking you’re intelligent, this wind developer has news for you!
According to jetcat4445, the individual kind enough to post this little ditty to youtube, the gentleman speaking is John Calaway from Ecogen, an LLC involved in industrial wind. I saw his name connected with Babcock and Brown, but hey with … Continue reading
The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 6 – Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil.
From stopillwind.org #6. Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil. Nonsense. Here are the facts: Foreign Oil Wind only generates electricity. Electricity generation is only part of our energy production. Sixty percent of … Continue reading
Sit back and enjoy the gift of the mountains! Produced by Jamie Ross – Directed by Ross Spears
From The Recorder …..Highland New Wind- Letter to the Editor…Pocohontas County…. Resident takes issue with McBride’s statement An open letter to Tal McBride, partner, Highland New Wind Development LLC: NIMBY, the acronym for Not In My Backyard, is a pejorative … Continue reading
The old folk tale says if you place a frog in hot water it will jump out of the pan, but if you place it in cold water and slowly bring up the heat, the frog will just sit there … Continue reading
“… the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so far built in Britain amounts on average to a mere 900 megawatts, barely the output of a single medium-size conventional power station”
An interesting read at Telegraph.co.uk. The article has to do with the love affair between wind and the BBC, but here’s the quote that caught my attention – the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so … Continue reading
Which begs the question … what the heck will it do? Anyway, FactCheck.org writes in its article, Hot Air on Wind Energy – “Don’t expect wind power to replace coal as the nation’s main source of electric power, whatever Obama’s … Continue reading