Monthly Archives: July 2013

Too hot to work?

Several Keyser, WV residents were surprised that during the recent spell of very … very hot days, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind plant in Mineral County WV sat idle for much of the time.  One would … Continue reading

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Wind to Work

We thank the Allegheny Highlands Alliance for granting permission to post their most recent video titled, “Wind to Work.” The Allegheny Highlands Alliance (AHA) is a consortium of citizen/environment organizations with membership in five states along the Allegheny Front. AHA … Continue reading

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“Go on, take the money and run!”

“Even while accepting Arkansas state taxpayer subsidies (millions), (German owned wind turbine manufacturer) Nordex officials said they needed more certainty of additional federal subsidies to keep their production facility open.” _________________________________________ When will we ever learn? _________________________________________  

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Industrial Wind’s Limited Power Potential

Jay Lehr, PhD:  “After two decades of huge subsidies for wind energy, nowhere in the world has an array of wind turbines replaced a single conventional power plant.” Two scorching days here along the Allegheny Front and the turbine blades … Continue reading

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Thorium reactors – worth another peek?

Well, talk about coincidence!  In a post a couple of days ago I mentioned Thorium reactors as a possible nuclear energy alternative. I linked a video, embedded below for your convenience, which discusses the potential for Thorium Molten-Salt Reactors as … Continue reading

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Subsidy Games

Kansas Watchdog’s Travis Perry opens his commentary, Not so fast: Siemens still wants wind subsidies,  with this gem:  “Siemens Wind Power looks forward to a future where wind can compete without subsidies from the federal government … But not just … Continue reading

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“Bullying Esther”

We would like to thank Ms. Karen Bessey Pease for granting permission to post the following letter, which as been submitted to the Editors of several Ontario newspapers. Letter begins: Esther Wrightman of Ontario, an unassuming young wife and mother, … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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