Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for November 8, 2010

Items of interest:

1-So … what’s the downside? – “UK wind power capacity to slump from 1,368Mw to 90Mw in 2013

Orders for wind turbines to fall by 93%, energy experts predict – Guardian

2-Again … what’s the downside? – “Deals to buy renewable power have been scuttled or slowed in states including Florida, Idaho and Kentucky as well as Virginia. By the end of the third quarter, year-to-date installations of new wind power dropped 72 percent from 2009 levels, according to the American Wind Energy Association, a trade group.”

Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell – New York Times

3-I know, but c’mon folks … what’s the downside?

Plans to build Florida’s first wind farm face long odds – Tampa Bay

4-Robert Bradley Jr. must read

Wind Energy is Ancient (and noncompetitive) – MasterResource

5-Remember recently when Ex-Im wouldn’t back a coal fueled plant?  Tell me it’s not political.

Ex-Im Closes Honduras Wind Financing – IBTimes

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