Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 29, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Opponents of nuclear powered suffered a setback in Berlin on Thursday as the federal parliament approved legislation that would effectively repeal Germany’s planned withdrawal from atomic power.

A Green Light for Atomic Power – German Parliament Extends Nuclear Plant Lifespans – Der Spiegel

2-Hussssshhhhh Money – “For a small district council who, especially now, does not have large sums to spend without strings attached, this could make a significant difference to the way in which they approach these applications,” said one source familiar with the discussions.  “This is money councillors will be able to spend on their own projects. The idea is that it gives them an incentive to say yes.

Cash incentives for councils that sign up for new wind farms – The Independent

3-“But when you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out.” J. Lennon

Mineral County Commissioners have more questions for U.S. Wind Force – News Tribune

4-Number 4 in a series by Kent Hawkins:

Peeling Away the Onion of Denmark Wind (Part IV – CO2 Emissions) – MasterResource

In case you missed,  here’s 1, 2 and 3:

Peeling Away the Onion of Denmark Wind (Part I)

Peeling Away the Onion of Denmark Wind (Part II – Details of Exports and Imports)

Peeling Away the Onion of Denmark Wind (Part III – Wind Electricity Used in Denmark)

5-“It seems prudent to study the health impacts of these turbines before there are even more and before they get closer to larger populations.”

EDITORIAL: Studying health effects of wind farms is wise move – iStockAnalyst

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