Monthly Archives: August 2011

Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 30, 2011

Items of interest: 1:  Aw, shucks! “A report commissioned by ScottishPower concludes that reducing subsidies 25 percent will render the (1,000 land-based) turbines a loss maker for investors instead of just rate and taxpayers.” – CFACT EU 2-And more on … Continue reading

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AFA comments to USFWS on Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat

The Allegheny Front Alliance submitted the following letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the plight of the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat.  It should be noted that the AFA has great concern about the … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 24, 2011

Items of interest: 1-Very interesting analysis of Evergreen Solar’s demise at MasterResource: Part I:  Evergreen Solar Inc.: Anatomy of a ‘Green’ Bankruptcy Part II:  Sustainability Lessons from Evergreen Solar’s Bankruptcy 2-“Electricity has to be generated exactly in the same time … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 23, 2011

Items of interest: 1-“As for the windfall in green jobs, that has always been a con job.” – Jonah Goldberg (LA Times) 2-“Britain’s Wind Farm Scam Threatens Economic Recovery” – Watts Up With That? 3-Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas “has … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 22, 2011

Items of interest: 1-James Hansen Smacks Renewable Energy (“The Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy”–and Lovins as dreamer)– Robert Bradley Jr. (MasterResource) 2-Groups Claim Wind Energy Detrimental to W.Va. – Andrea Lannom (WOWK) 3-“The (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) is blocking … Continue reading

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Sing it with me! “The Green Rolling … oops, wait … The Pinwheel Topped Hills of West Virginia”

(Courtesy of our great friends at Windtoons) I guess maybe they’ll just have to change the lyrics:

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 19, 2011

Items of interest: 1-Today will be fun – “We’re off to see the turbines, the wonderful turbines of OZ (WV)” 2-Jack Brooks speak on the ruin of Industrial wind for Lowell and all of Vermont: Visit the Save the Lowell … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 18, 2011

Items of interest: 1-SCHNARE: Campaign advice for ‘all of the abovers’ – Washington Times (h/t – Larry Thomas – Allegheny Highlands Alliance) 2-Exactly when did it become the role of the Secretary of the Interior to market a commercial product? … Continue reading

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Open letter: Pinnacle wind farm benefits

Dear State and Local Official representing Mineral County, West Virginia, Subject: Pinnacle Wind project – focus on jobs, economic development and tax revenue. After a grand skirmish on both sides, the rising towers make it clear the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 17, 2011

Items of interest: 1-Cumulative impact of industrial wind turbines. Energy in America: Dead Birds Unintended Consequence of Wind Power Development – Fox News Gee … seems to me we’ve heard this before? Is the world finally catching up? 2-Pennsylvania Governor having second thoughts on … Continue reading

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