Items of interest:
1:”However, even during this storm, the data shows how quickly wind production can drop. Between 08:00 and 09:00, output was a third of what had been forecast, having dropped to 1,087 megawatts whereas the forecast for this period was 3,480MWs.” – BBC News
2:”WIND POWER: IS IT WORTH IT” – WV Highlands Conservancy
Commentary begins on P-14
3-Sit on your butt and earn a million bucks – “Wind farms earn £1m to shut down over Christmas and New Year gales”
4:”The debate goes back to 2008, when Missourians voted by a 2-1 margin to require investor-owned utilities like Ameren to derive 2 percent of their electric generation from renewable resources in 2011 — a percentage that would steadily increase to 15 percent in 2021. It further stipulated that electric bills couldn’t increase more than 1 percent over what they would be otherwise.” – STLToday
Wishing won’t make it a reality!
6:Wind Turbines and Proximity to Homes: The impact of wind turbine noise on health – Industrial Wind Action Group
Just ask folks in Mineral County WV!
7:German jobs boom in renewable energy questioned – PHYSORG