Items of interest:
1:”During a December commission meeting, (Garrett County, Maryland ) Commissioner Gregan Crawford voiced his concern about the effects of wind turbines on residents and noted that he would be willing to enter into a motion to develop zoning laws that would regulate the wind projects.” – Cumberland Times-News
A voice of reason in Western Maryland. Good for Commissioner Crawford!
2:”Between the growing concern about health effects from turbine audible and sub-audible noise and the outcry against excessively generous subsidies for turbine development, more news of decline in industrial wind may be in the offing.” – WindWise – Massachusetts
AT Note: Wind Wise – Massachusetts, calls itself “a fledgling alliance that joins together grassroots groups fighting industrial wind proposals around the state.”
Seems to me they’re getting their act together pretty quickly. Stop by their site for a visit!
3:”Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his agency would continue a three-year-old collaboration with California to speed approval of renewable-energy projects and the transmission lines needed to connect them to the grid.” – NASDAQ
Yessir, Ken … better get them up quick!: “Since 2010, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) has approved construction permits for seven California solar-power plants and one wind farm on public land, and issued rights of way for transmission lines needed to connect five other solar projects to the grid. Most of the projects have moved ahead, but the fate of three of the solar plants has been in question after the developers filed for bankruptcy.“
4:”Pound for pound, uranium contains 2 million times as much heat energy as the best hydrocarbon, yet releasing that heat does not produce any SOx, NOx, fine particulate, mercury, CO, or CO2.” – Atomic Insights
5:Unfortunately, this one from our friends at Windtoons never seems to get old!