Category Archives: Alternative Energy

It’s all about making money, not about renewable energy

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Cumberland (MD) Times-News on April 10, 2011: To the Editor, If doubt remains that the industrial wind business is gasping for air, you only need read Frank Maisano’s recent attack on … Continue reading

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Courtesy of the wind: power blackouts.

This is interesting:  “Germany faces frequent power blackouts because too much ‘green electricity’ is being pumped onto the grid.” Yep!  According to Deutsche Welle,  “in extreme cases, wind turbines and conventional power plants in eastern Germany produce three to four … Continue reading

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Invest in wind energy? You’re kidding, right?

So, if private investors are finding that wind and solar are lousy investments, even with all the subsidies and credits, when will the politicians spending your tax dollars figure it out?  Of course, we already know the answer … politicians … Continue reading

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Investors Business Daily: “Subsidizing alternative energy fits the classic definition of insanity.”

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu “pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide!” The editorial at Investors.com notes that despite huge subsidies, … Continue reading

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Green Beat recaps 60 Minutes piece on Bloom Box fuel cell – w/video.

If you didn’t see the 60 Minutes segment discussing Bloom Energy’s “Bloom Box” fuel cell, go over to GreenBeat.  A link to the article, which includes the video, is at the end. Camille Ricketts writes that:  Bloom Energy finally emerged … Continue reading

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