Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for November 20, 2010

Items of interest:

1-“What today’s green techno-glamour demonstrates, first and foremost, is that its audience has no inclination to give up the benefits of modernity and return to the pre-industrial state idealized by radical greens.”

The Allure of Techno-Glamour – Wall Street Journal

2-“At a time when the rest of the UK is being told to tighten its belt, the Government will pour money into the schemes abroad as part of a drive to help poor countries to develop green businesses.”


3-And here I thought it was all about saving the world!  “Northern Power Systems of Barre, Vt., is anxious to start putting up wind turbines and turning a profit in Nova Scotia, as long as the price is right.

Wind turbine maker eyes N.S. market – Chronicle Herald

4-“Politics drove this change. Not science,” he proclaimed. “(It was) a politically mandated outcome partially funded by groups with an interest in the outcome.”

Despite state’s goals, wind power is a tough sell – Wicked Local

5-“Poland has joined the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), while the UK has said it is thinking of leaving.”  Oh, that’s right … the UK is building windmills, too!

Nuclear Energy Agency welcomes Poland – World Nuclear News

6-“While he was mum on specifics, Baldacci said he wants to stay active working on energy …” Want to place a wager on what that means?

A conversation with outgoing Gov. John Baldacci – Bangor Daily News

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