Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 17, 2010

Items of interest:

1-  “I oppose the wind siting rules, because they are not based in scientific and medical research and will fail to protect human health and safety.”

10/16/10 Testimony presented at the Oct 13th Senate Committee Hearing on PSC wind rules from Carl and Sandra Johnson. – Better Plan Wisconsin

2-  So incredibly misleading, I don’t know where to begin!

Let Calvert Cliffs 3 die – Baltimore Sun

3-I guess you had to see this coming.

China rejects US clean energy probe, says Washington may unfairly help own industry – LA Times

4-Wyoming “lawmakers may strip merchant, or nonregulated, wind energy companies of eminent domain authority for “connector” lines that move power from wind farms to main, interstate transmission lines.”  Heck, I didn’t realize “merchant, or nonregulated wind energy companies” even had this option in the first place!

Jon Boone reminded me that, “the PATH line through MD, WV, PA may use eminent domain to bully its way through opposition–and much of the justification for PATH is to bring green energy to the masses.”  He notes that “people should be more than worried!

Against the wind?: Tax policy may be hurting Wyoming industry – Billings Gazette

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