Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for November 18, 2010

Items of interest:

1-New video from the Allegheny Highlands Alliance folks will be posted today.  It is called “What We Expect From Commercial Electricity” and it’s Excellent!

2-Hmmm!  Maybe the good professor would like to meet Dr. Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD:  “Jonathan Miles, a James Madison University professor and founder of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative, said no scientific studies have concluded that turbines’ noise affects humans. The decibel level set in the ordinance is standard, he added.” You know what?  Maybe we can help make that introduction!  (h/t – VA Wind)

County OKs Wind Farm Rules – DNR Online (subscription)

3-There’s nothing better than a good plot, slightly thickened!  “The hottest topic of the meeting surrounded Plan Commission President David Schilling.  Schilling did not attend Wednesday’s meeting because he was prepared to abstain from voting.  His reasoning, he signed a lease agreement to rent his land to the Wind Captial Group back in June 2010.  However, he did not inform other board members of his potential conflict of interest until October 2010.  Board members and citizens agreed that Schilling created a conflict of interest and tainted the whole ordinance process.  Now they must start completely over.

For Now, No Wind Farms In Whitley County – INC Now

4-Harry Reid’s plan to fund T. Boone Pickens and his traveling renewable show dies for lack of interest.

Reid Pulls Plug on Pickens Plan – CNBC

5-“Ontario electricity prices, already up 30% since 2003, are set to rocket over the next few years, propelled by some of the world’s most hare-brained green-energy policies.”

Ontario to bribe its ­power-shocked voters – Wind Concerns Ontario

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