Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 4, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Ajax Eastman – The answer to our clean energy needs would have to be “one that produces a steady, reliable source of energy, one that would require only a small footprint.

Wind farms aren’t the answer – Baltimore Sun

2-Doesn’t seem an unreasonable request:  “We need a moratorium on all turbine development until we look at the problems occurring with the first lot of them already installed by doing independent, third party studies.”

Adverse health effects a global issue – Toronto Star

3-Nigel Farage is a Ukip South East MEP, and he’s not happy!

We need more nuclear plants, not wind farms – Kent News, UK

4-“If a power company contracts with a nuclear power plant to provide for 2,000 megawatts of capacity on a 5,000 megawatt grid, then they need to find providers for the remaining 3,000 megawatts…  However, if they contract with wind farms to provide 2,000 megawatts, they still need to find providers for the full 5,000 megawatts of capacity.”

Wind Power too Cheap? (No not really) – Depleted Cranium

5-John Droz, Jr. is to address a gathering in New England.  Mr. Droz was one of the key people influencing my decision to come in from “the dark.”

Wind turbine foes join forces – National Wind Watch

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