Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for November 9, 2010

Items of interest:

1-“Getting up to speed on the science of sound and the medical research related to wind turbines has been exhausting, and in the process I have discovered the dark medical underbelly of industrial-sized turbines.

Gary Carlson: Wind energy’s ripple effects – Star Tribune

2-Well, that’s true … but after all he was running for office:  “The governor used these statistics to rally hundreds of members of the United Steelworkers union behind him during his campaign for re-election this year.  But the Department of the Interior’s invitation to bidders contains no language mandating in-state hires.

Feds approve wind farm off Ocean City – Washington Examiner

3-Arrests made at Maine protest.  Got to our Friends at Lincoln Lakes site to get the summary of events.

4-“Only way wind and solar energy can compete is if the government forces consumers to purchase renewable energy

NYT Comes to Grips with Wind and Solar Costs – Canada Free Press

5-This should be interesting!  I fully support the Greenpeace suggestion that the UK should develop wind at the expense of oil.  In fact, they should take all the drilling rigs away and put up windmills in their place.  Finally then, when the UK comes on its knees to beg the world for energy, we will have the proof necessary to kill this wind business once and for all.  Set sail, my friends!

Oil lobby in legal threat to North Sea wind farms – The Guardian

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