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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Courtesy of the wind: power blackouts.
This is interesting: “Germany faces frequent power blackouts because too much ‘green electricity’ is being pumped onto the grid.” Yep! According to Deutsche Welle, “in extreme cases, wind turbines and conventional power plants in eastern Germany produce three to four … Continue reading
Industrial wind and the grid
A recent post at EPAW (European Platform Against Windfarms) reminded me of this excellent presentation from our friends at Wind Concerns Ontario. Industrial Wind Turbines and the Grid: A Bad Fit:
Incentives: the wind industry’s Happy Hour
“Happy Hour” is a marketing ploy used to draw new patrons to your bar and, obviously, to keep your loyals loyal. One dollar beers, a few pigs in a blanket and extra special pretzels (the kind with lots of salt … Continue reading
Maryland’s O’Malley selects winners and losers with taxpayer money.
From the Washington Examiner: “It is true, as O’Malley spokesman Adamec stated, that incentivizing cost-efficient energy sources is not consistent with the governor’s policies. However, those policies are inconsistent with the campaign promises of lowering utility rates, which first propelled … Continue reading
Industrial wind’s gift to our children – a century of blight.
Jon Boone recently sent the following letter to the Board of Garrett County (Maryland) Commissioners. Every resident of the Appalachian mountains should heed his words. Letter begins: Dear Messers Raley, Crawford, and Gatto: Consider these words from the county’s Development … Continue reading
Night and day on Capitol Hill
A few of us visited our West Virginia Senators in Washington last week for a little discussion on renewable energy. Our focus was industrial wind since, at least in West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains, that’s the major thorn in … Continue reading
Reason.tv: Tilting at Wind Turbines – Should the Government Subsidize Renewable Energy?
Superb! This is why they’re called Reason TV:
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Invest in wind energy? You’re kidding, right?
So, if private investors are finding that wind and solar are lousy investments, even with all the subsidies and credits, when will the politicians spending your tax dollars figure it out? Of course, we already know the answer … politicians … Continue reading
Christopher Horner: “Windmills have surpassed ethanol’s pocket-pickery.”
A must read by Christopher C. Horner at Big Business, “Meet the New Ethanol: Wind Blows Past Corn as Subsidy King, No end in Sight.” Mr. Horner describes in detail the massive taxpayer hand-out status achieved by industrial wind, or … Continue reading
Coal and wind energy – “It’s a mutual benefit type thing!”
Is it considered a Freudian slip when someone connected to the wind industry accidentally tells the truth about wind’s strange bedfellow arrangement with coal? I’ll have to check with my analyst? Anyway, the title of the post came from Edison … Continue reading