Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 30, 2010

Items of interest:

1-And the US is building windmills? What is the computer going to be used for?  Solar panels? Windmills?  Butterfly Power?  Hardly.  As the China Daily reports, their new computer “has begun trial use among target clients including….the National Offshore Oil Corporation data center.” They’re going to use it to look for offshore oil.  Something the Obama Administration won’t let us do.

Obama Administration’s Energy Policies Do Not Compute, But China’s New Supercomputer Does. – Institute for Energy Research

2-In this race for your tax dollars, the tortoise loses to the harebrained.

Desert tortoise gets fast-tracked to the curb – Watts Up With That

3-“Often science seems narrow-minded because it is narrow-fielded and can appear stupid when it ignores things which are obvious from a broader perspective. The Society for Wind Vigilance gathers professionals from many disciplines and so stands to benefit from their collective strength.”

Report from the International Symposium on Health and Wind Turbines – Wind Concerns Ontario

4-Did I mention the US is building windmills?The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is interested in developing energy cooperation with Russia, including in the nuclear sector, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.”

ASEAN interested in energy cooperation with Russia – minister – Ria Novosti

… darn … almost forgot … (ASEAN) sees Russia as a “factor of stability and steady development” in the Asia Pacific region.

5-Last spring all the skids were greased for a publicly funded $91 million “specialized vessel for installing offshore wind farms,

EDITORIAL ; Patrick’s ship of fools – IStockAnalyst

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