Monthly Archives: January 2012

USFWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION

PRESS RELEASE (Contact: Laura Jackson, Pres., Save Our Allegheny Ridges (SOAR), (814) 652–‐9268) FACED WITH NOTICE OF ESA VIOLATIONS, FWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION The federally endangered Indiana bat won a significant reprieve recently when the U.S. … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Lost – A Conversation with Dave Umling

Editor’s Note:  We are pleased to speak today with David Umling, author of Lifestyle Lost.  Mr. Umling is a professional planner, currently serving as City Planner for Cumberland, Maryland.  Mr. Umling has been an outspoken advocate for rural communities.  His … Continue reading

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Altona NY – Wind turbine catches fire … an earlier one just fell over, then started a fire.

Altona, NY:  Saturday night, January 28, 2012 – Wind Turbine Catches Fire “people driving by the windfarm called in to report the fire“ Altona, NY:  March 17, 2009, Turbine Collapses, Wiring Blamed AT Note:  We keep raising the preparedness issue in … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 27, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”the noise is being created not by the turbines themselves, but by cooling units inside the nacelle” – News-Tribune According to Charlie Parnell, an Edison spokesman, “tests have shown that the noise levels fall within the requirements … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 25, 2012

Items of interest: 1:Excellent commentary by Jon Boone – MasterResource 2:GE Courts Turbine Customers for Solar Before Wind ‘Crash’ – Business Week aka: If you buy in the next 30 minutes, we throw in a set of beautiful steak knives! … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 19, 2012

Items of interest: 1:This is post number 700 at the Allegheny Treasures blog, which started nearly 30 months ago.  I thought it might be fun to provide the link to the very first post, dated 9/28/2009 – Mountain Breezes – Green … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 18, 2012

Items of interest: 1:Killer Energy (Time to Apply Endangered Species, Wildlife Laws to Windpower?) – MasterResource 2:”Wind farms were paid £25million not to produce electricity when it is ‘too windy’ last year, figures revealed today.” – Daily Mail (UK) 3:”DOE … Continue reading

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Industrial wind … “the crawling menace!”

We thank Mr. J. Edward Gates for granting permission to post his recent Letter to the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News Editor. His letter is titled “You should know more about Roth Rock project” and the full text begins: I read with … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 17, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 16, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Why not wait until the public has a full understanding of the (wind) map and its significance?” – Bakersfield.com Why indeed?  Surprise: “Because, Oviatt said, those studies would take too long considering the looming tax credit expiration…“ … Continue reading

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