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!
3:Hmmm … definition of “renewable” now includes Bloom Energy’s natural-gas powered fuel cell generators. – Delaware Online
Also interesting that this project has changed hands twice … before start up.
4:In local news: Edison Mission Group has commenced commercial operations on the Pinnacle wind farm at NewPage located on Green Mountain in the US. – EBR
If by commenced you mean that at 10:51 am: #23 is turning; #22-21-20-19-18 not turning; #17-16 turning; #15-14-13-12 not turning; #11 turning, #10-9-8-7-6-5 not turning. Couldn’t see the other 4 my current vantage point. Superb!
Oh! 11:14 am … as I release this post, nothing changed.
5:Oh … and another local issue: The Mineral County (WV) commissioners on Tuesday approved the signing of the decommissioning fund and escrow agreement for Pinnacle Wind Farm LLC. – Times-News
Unless the signed agreement includes a dramatically increased escrow amount, the County Commission has placed the residents of this fair county in financial jeopardy. And don’t say the Commissioners were not warned.