Monthly Archives: September 2011

NY Power Authority decides against off-shore wind turbines

So, if the wind business is such a great deal … why don’t private investors jump in to cover the cost? “we could not come up with a way to lower the subsidy to the point where it would be … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to AT

Today is the second birthday for this obviously amateur blog.  It has been a great learning experience and many people to thank. After some 670 (admittedly sporadic) posts since beginning in September, 2009, I chose to celebrate by offering the … Continue reading

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Politics over science … does the security of the nation matter?

A must read by Lisa Linowes at MasterResource: “Wind Energy and Radar: A National Security Issue” We at AT discussed the hostage politics of the Oregon wind deal in this post from May, 2010:  Defense Secretary Gates: “homeland security concerns … Continue reading

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I don’t even know where to start!

If you haven’t seen the recent legislative offering from Congressman Paul Tonko, D-NY, I’d strongly suggest you read it closely.  The requirements placed on the Department of Energy in his H. R. 2782 – “To provide for a program of … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY PROMISE OF GREEN JOBS THE COSTLY CONSEQUENCES OF CRONY CAPITALISM September 22, 2011 ———- AT Note:  Allow me to emphasize this visual from the report: ————- AT Note:  John Droz Jr. suggests that the 2011 EIA subsidy graph … Continue reading

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“Letter From Your Country Cousin.”

We thank John Terry for granting permission to post his very entertaining and informative “Letter From Your Country Cousin.” As Mr. Terry notes:  “At its least, this piece presents some interesting pictures to explore. At its best, it prompts the … Continue reading

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Note to wind turbine firefighters: “Just let them burn and they will eventually burn out.”

If you’re not familiar with the Pinnacle wind facility, it’s located along the Allegheny Front in Mineral County West Virginia.  The road to the summit of Green Mountain, where the turbines are located, might best be described as a combined … Continue reading

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Reader challenges wind advocates to include all the facts!

The following letter was submitted to local newspapers by Keyser WV resident Dallas Adams, Sr. Letter begins: MISLEADING/MISINFORMATION Dear Editor: Pleased to read the press release from Eastern Tech College about their training of wind turbine technicians (News-Tribune, August26, pg. … Continue reading

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