Daily Archives: February 2, 2010

More industrial wind shenanigans from Maine: “Wind backers decry conflict of interest claims”

Linked at ICECAP Allegheny Treasures highly recommends a visit to the comment section following the article which is linked here for your convenience – Wind backers decry conflict-of-interest claims ARTICLE BEGINS: Wind backers decry conflict-of-interest claims Gov. Baldacci and an … Continue reading

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“Biased reporting on wind creates false job impression.”

From the Keyser WV Mineral Daily News-Tribune: Mon Feb 01, 2010, 05:49 PM EST Keyser, W.Va. – Biased reporting on wind creates false job impression To the Editor: I just finished reading the article on the wind technician jobs being bandied … Continue reading

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“Endangered bat should preclude Garrett (County Maryland) wind farms.”

Letter to the Editor of the Keyser, WV Mineral Daily News-Tribune: Mon Feb 01, 2010, 05:48 PM EST Mt. Lake Park, Md. – Endangered bat should preclude Garrett wind farms (Editor’s note: The following letter was written to the Garrett County … Continue reading

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From TECHPULSE360: “Headquarters For GE Wind Business Has Solar Energy But No Wind Turbines”

Excellent observation from the folks at TECHPULSE360: “It makes sense that a company serving the alternative energy business should have a headquarters that reflects the values of the green movement: energy conservation, resource efficiency and renewable fuels.” But as they … Continue reading

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Maryland Delegates request AG provide opinion on industrial wind impact on endangered species.

After US District Court Justice Roger W. Titus ruled in favor of protection for the endangered Indiana Bat at the proposed Beech Ridge industrial wind project in West Virginia, former Maryland State Senator John Bambacus began the call for Maryland … Continue reading

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Watertown (NY) Daily Times | State: turbines exempt from sales tax

State: turbines exempt from sales tax SALE-LEASEBACK QUESTION: Value of proposed deal with JCIDA will be reduced if tax bill is lowered By NANCY MADSEN TIMES STAFF WRITER TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010 Wind turbines are exempt from sales taxes, a … Continue reading

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LA Times: “Despite record growth in generating capacity, the (wind) industry is creating few employment opportunities overall.”

Allegheny Treasures’ notes: Why the use of the term “generating capacity” instead of actual energy output?  Perhaps because of the dismal performance expected of these installations. Note that few jobs were created even though “America’s wind energy industry enjoyed a … Continue reading

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