Monthly Archives: March 2010

Heck! If you can earn renewable credits by burning wood, I know where there’s some REALLY old chunks?

The creativity of some folks never ceases to amaze me.  While some are trying to come up with things like fuel cells, mini-nukes and who knows what to lead the pack on new sources of renewable energy, some Californians just … Continue reading

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Industrial wind jobs: “The reality, as evidenced around the world, is that these jobs aren’t permanent and could not exist without extensive ongoing government subsidization”

From Reuters Environment Forum: Why subsidize the surfeit of wind turbines? With an oversupply of wind turbines, why are governments subsidizing new manufacturing plants? In recent years, China has ramped up its efforts to become a world leader in manufacturing … Continue reading

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“we show that it becomes doubtful whether wind energy results in any fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction. What remains are the extra investments in wind energy”

Roger Pielke Sr’s Climate Science blog offers an excellent guest post by Dr. C. (Kees) Le Pair. The wind industry cannot be pleased with this analysis. Read the full post here:  Guest Post On Wind Energy By Dr. C. (Kees) … Continue reading

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Jon Boone reviews “Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future” by Robert Bryce.

Jon Boone,  former University Administrator, Environmentalist, Artist, Author, Documentary Producer, and Formal Intervenor in Wind Installation Hearings, provides an advance review of the much anticipated new book by author Robert Bryce, which is due for release April 27, 2010.  Advance … Continue reading

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Save Our Seashore’s Eric Bibler addresses industrial wind concerns to the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

Eric Bibler, President of the Citizen’s Group Save Our Seashore, provided the following remarks to the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: March 22, 2010 Good afternoon. Thank-you to Chairman Delaney, to Mr. Price, and to all of the Members … Continue reading

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South Dakota Governor vetoes bill providing large wind farms larger tax refund than other construction projects.

According to an article at Business Week, Governor Mike Rounds, a Republican, says he already signed a bill that changes refunds for all categories of construction projects, and he believes that bill should apply to wind farms. Further, Senate Republican … Continue reading

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Hooray !!! General Electric to build wind turbines and create 2,000 jobs. What? In England?

We sure hope none of the tax credits and subsidies that support GE directly or indirectly enables this little adventure.  Naah!  That could never happen … could it?  I know Jeff Immelt is good buddies with the President, but hey! … Continue reading

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Maryland Department of the Environment orders Constellation Energy to immediately cease work at wind farm.

From the Industrial Wind Action Group March 24, 2010 in The Republican(Garrett County Maryland) Work began in earnest this past week in clearing forest land near Eagle Rock just south of Deer Park for the erection of over two dozen … Continue reading

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The Industrial Wind Action Group challenges a wind salesman – Uh Oh!

An editorial from the Industrial Wind Action Group: “Wind speak” from a wind salesman (Posted March 25, 2010) Alexandra Weit has followed the wind energy industry in the San Gorgonio Pass, California since its beginnings. In 2008, she obtained nine … Continue reading

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Further details on Maryland AG opinion regarding protection of endangered species.

From the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News March 24, 2010 Protection of endangered species DNR’s responsibility AG: Agency has final say during wind project permitting process Kevin Spradlin Cumberland Times-News — CUMBERLAND — A Maryland attorney general’s opinion that lays the protection … Continue reading

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