Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 20, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Remember the “block of ice” post urging folks to really understand the “promises” of economic benefit related to wind farms?

Wind farms would give taxpayers different options – Sun Journal

2-“And the wind farm developers get to optimize their returns and the landowners who are negatively affected by all this will get squat.”

Bottled wind, or where are our electrons going to go? – Watertown Daily News

3-“Solar photovoltaics are not cost competitive at present, with several studies finding them two to five times as expensive as nuclear reactors.”

Solar Cheaper than Grid Nuclear? Think Again! – MasterResource

4-And the US is building windmills:   “Days after clinching a deal with Russia to build his country’s first nuclear power plant,” Hugo Chavez was in Tehran to “focus on expanding cooperation in the hydrocarbon and petrochemical sectors.  On the agenda are the plans for a joint oil shipping company and joint construction of petrochemical plants, as well as Venezuelan participation in the exploitation of Iran’s South Pars gas field.

Chavez in Iran for talks on energy, trade – Breitbart

5-“Wind energy is the environmentalists’ great energy hope, but two inconvenient truths seem to come between fantasy and reality.”

Wind Energy: The Truth Blows – Energy Tribune

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