Monthly Archives: February 2011

West Virginia House and Senate Leadership asked to review “flawed” industrial wind decommission funding process.

Recently, at the direction of the WV Public Service Commission, the Mineral County (WV) Commissioners approved a Decommissioning Fund and Escrow Agreement for the purpose of protecting county residents against potential financial harm.  It is my opinion that the agreement, … Continue reading

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Nothing has changed!

Even CNBC seems to think this has a bit of an odor – Obama Official Leaves Energy Department for Soros Backed Cleantech Fund They kick off their article with:  “Cathy Zoi, who was the Acting Under Secretary for Energy and … Continue reading

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Eliminate ethanol subsidies, folks are starving!

Lest anyone is still under the illusion that we send our best and brightest to govern, there’s this: “Too much ethanol could spark food riots.” That quote comes from none other than Rhodes Scholar, Ex-President Bill Clinton, who presumably finally … Continue reading

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Home wind turbines – caveat emptor!

While catching up on emails, I found this gem from our friend Fran Kunz: Wind turbines at Boston’s Museum of Science produce less electricity than expected While we at Allegheny Treasures don’t discuss the home market, this is a telling … Continue reading

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Another half-billion down the green energy drain.

From the Daily Caller:  Panel: Green jobs company endorsed by Obama and Biden squandered $535 million in stimulus money Hot Air has the quote of the day:  “Just another object lesson in why government’s role shouldn’t be to pick winners … Continue reading

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Bats in the belfry? We’ve got the answer.

From WWLTV:  Bat removal at McDonogh (New Orleans High School) 35 hampered by ‘endangered species’ designation. Sure bats are endangered species and, according to the Endangered Species Act, cannot be harmed.  So what’s the school to do? Aha!  Ever at … Continue reading

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USS John C. Stennis – modern technology at its finest!

As if we needed another example of why the push to industrial wind is such a fool’s errand: “Its two nuclear reactors generate enough power for a small city.  The ship doesn’t have to refuel for another 22 years.” That’s … Continue reading

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Senator Jay Rockefeller – “Confirmation Bias” … or just lazy?

On December 8, 2010, following the failure to extend subsidies for renewables (and before they found another way to subsidize profits), I wrote the following to “my” Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV): To Senator Rockefeller Sir, I am extremely disappointed to … Continue reading

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“Enron’s Legacy” – Jon Boone

We thank Jon Boone for granting permission to publish his recent Letter to the Editor: Editor, A decade after Enron’s meltdown, its legacy dominates the landscape, with government doling out massive subsides and mandates for dysfunctional technologies in the name … Continue reading

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