Monthly Archives: March 2012

Braithwaite v Pinnacle Wind, LLC – WV PSC Staff recommends further investigation.

“It is ludicrous to argue that because the Commission possibly had incorrect information before it when it made its decision, it cannot now review that decision. Therefore, Staff believes Pinnacle’s argument that this issue is beyond Commission review should be rejected.” … Continue reading

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Invest teacher pension funds in Edison Mission Group? Seriously?

Now, I’ll be the first to admit I’m no Charles Schwab, but I have a enough sense not to put my money in a company the parent company is considering giving the boot.  It just doesn’t make sense.  Take a … Continue reading

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US International Trade Commission (USITC) may block Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Imports

Too bad this didn’t happen before the noisy 2.4 MW (never used near homes before) Japanese turbines were installed on Green Mountain near Keyser, WV, making life unbearable for neighbors of the Pinnacle wind project. Combine this ruling from a … Continue reading

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Evidence mounts – expensive wind replaces cheap hydro.

Ontario Wind Performance – “Wind and solar power has displaced cheap, clean hydroelectricity at a cost to the ratepayers of a minimum of $300 million in 2011 for the 3 plus TWh it took away from OPG’s unregulated hydro production-more … Continue reading

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Edison Mission Group – “deteriorating financial conditions”

From Edison International’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript:  “Efforts to stabilize EMG (Edison Mission Group)continue, focusing on cost effectively meeting its environmental requirements, reducing its unsecured debt and diversifying its generation portfolio with additional natural gas … Continue reading

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Petition Pennsylvania to halt industrial wind in state forests.

An urgent message from our friends at SOAR – Save Our Allegheny Ridges: Pennsylvania’s state forests should be managed for pure water, recreation, scenic beauty, plant and animal habitat, and sustainable timber.  Industrial wind turbine projects should not be constructed … Continue reading

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Industrial wind – “over subsidised and wasteful of public money”

Folks who happily promote the industrial wind business often point to Europe … except, of course, when the news about their product is bad – which is increasingly the case. And, that being the case, you’re not likely to find … Continue reading

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