Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for December 22, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Alex Epstein’s series at MasterResource: “Energy at the Speed of Thought” (part 1, 2, and 3 of 4):

2-From Texas, where wind is king:  “And wind farms are getting a disproportionate share of the tax benefits, according to the report. They are projected to receive 38 percent of the tax benefits awarded to the 98 projects but represent only about a fourth of the capital investment and 8 percent of the promised 6,239 jobs.”

3-“One of the big challenges of wind power is it is intermittent,” said Rob Newsom, a PNNL scientist. “We’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. Wind doesn’t always blow when we want it.”

4-West Virginia Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency  (thanks to the AHA):

5-“As more time has passed, it has become harder and harder to discount the testimonies of folks who are actually dealing with the realities of living in or near these industrial wind farms.”

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