Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 16, 2010

Items of interest:

1-P.J. Crowley, US State Department:  “It is certainly a right of any country to pursue civilian nuclear energy, but with that right come responsibilities and we would expect Venezuela, Russia, or any other country pursuing this kind of technology to meet all international obligations,” adding “the last thing we need to do is see technology migrate to countries or groups that should not have that technology.” Wonder why Venezuela didn’t as us for help building windmills?

U.S. ‘confident’ in Russia over its nuclear cooperation with Venezuela – Ria Novosti

2-OK then,  how about this?

Research links turbine colour change to cut in bird and bat deaths – New Energy Focus

3-I sure hope they have better success than Item 4.

UNT may build electric wind turbines – Pegasus News

4-I’m confused.  Wind turbines, being pushed as an antidote for Global Warming, are to benefit from the winds produced by Mother Nature’s La Niña Pacific cooling.  Does this mean just the threat of installing these behemoths has Mother Nature making changes?  Or does it mean the contraptions are not necessary in the first place?

Pacific cooling means good start to 2011 for US wind farms – Brighter Energy

5-Jon Boone and Ken Burns and John Muir … You can’t have one without the other.

Preserving national treasures – LA Times

The Sierra Club: How Support for Industrial Wind Technology Subverts Its History, Betrays Its Mission, and Erodes Commitment to the Scientific Method – Stop Ill Wind

and a bonus for readers:

A Conversation with Jon Boone – Industrial Wind and the Environment – Allegheny Treasures

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