Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for December 1, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Part II from Kent Hawkins:

Technical Appendix to the Calculator: Fossil Fuel Consumption, CO2 Emissions, and Costs with Wind (Part II) – MasterResource

For your convenience, Part I

2-And, while you visiting the excellent MasterResource, check this out:

Germany’s Offshore Wind: Wasted Resources, Environmental Blight – Master Resource

3-All he’s asking is, “Prove wind’s benefits.”  Unfortunately, the legislators handing out the cash (yours) don’t require the developers to substantiate any of their claims, but we fully support the writers demands.

Read letter from David Small – Bangor Daily News

4-C’mon … you’re kidding!  “Several bogus Italian companies have fraudulently obtained EU grants for renewable energy projects.”

Fears over ‘widespread’ EU fraud involving the Mafia – BBC

5-“Britain has built 2,400 megawatts of wind-turbine generation capacity, but on an cold Monday the windmill fleet was generating less than 450 megawatts, about 0.8 per cent of total electricity demand.”  So, based on this performance, would someone mind explaining why subsidy should continue?

Green energy development will hit wall as subsidies dry up – The Globe and Mail


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