Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for September 23, 2010

Items of interest:

1-“Industrial wind is a scam when seen in all of its dimensions–economic, environmental, and esthetic.”  Robert Bradley, Jr.

“Why They Go Green” – MasterResource  (Thanks to Jon Boone)

2-Interesting audio concerning Western Maryland Bats and wind turbines – (Thanks to National Wind Watch)

9-22-10: Bats Battling Windmills – Maryland Morning

3-Calendar Item:  First International Symposium on Adverse Health Effects from Wind Turbines coming October 29-31, 2010 in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.  (More to follow)

The Society for Wind Vigilance

4-HOORAY!!! Within 10 years renewables could provide 123% of Scotland’s power needs and they will cut all ties to fossil fu … what?  they won’t? but I thought …

Scots renewable energy target surpassed – BBC

5-In a related matter – “Britain now has the world’s biggest wind farm – but only 20% of the investment has apparently gone to UK firms.” (sound familiar?)

New wind farm doesn’t bode well for ‘green jobs’ – Management Today

6-Lookout Mountain: “Iberdrola is apparently intending to close the deals before the community as a whole is aware of the project and can organize to fight it.” (they only come out at night)

Wind farms possible near Mentone – Times-Journal

7-Note how far the debris is scattered.  Well, surely an adequate set back standard is part of the Renewable Electricity Standard the AWEA is pushing in the Senate … isn’t it?  Why, I bet it even came up at Harry Reid’s luncheon.

Wind turbine spun out of control in Denmark – EPAW (Thanks to Jon Boone)

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