Category Archives: Breaking Wind

Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 25, 2012

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! … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 19, 2012

Items of interest: 1:This is post number 700 at the Allegheny Treasures blog, which started nearly 30 months ago.  I thought it might be fun to provide the link to the very first post, dated 9/28/2009 – Mountain Breezes – Green … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 18, 2012

Items of interest: 1:Killer Energy (Time to Apply Endangered Species, Wildlife Laws to Windpower?) – MasterResource 2:”Wind farms were paid £25million not to produce electricity when it is ‘too windy’ last year, figures revealed today.” – Daily Mail (UK) 3:”DOE … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 17, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 16, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Why not wait until the public has a full understanding of the (wind) map and its significance?” – Bakersfield.com Why indeed?  Surprise: “Because, Oviatt said, those studies would take too long considering the looming tax credit expiration…“ … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 14, 2012

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 … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 13, 2012

Items of interest: 1:More Sierra Club nonsense, “Edison should put that money into cleaner energy sources such as wind power.” – Tribune Democrat Well discuss that failed logic in a separate, full post. 2:I find headlines like this hilarious – … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 12, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Japan wind power installations to drop 68% as subsidies halted” – Eco-Business 2:”When you add up grants, subsidies, loans, and tax credits that have been helping the solar and wind industries along, then add in mandates that … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 11, 2012

Items of interest: 1:The World Coal Association calculates that it takes 250tons of coal to produce a 3MW offshore wind turbine and 150tons for a 3MW onshore wind turbine. – mining.com 2:Global Deal: BP, Sempra Energy to Invest $1 Billion in … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 10, 2012

Items of interest: 1:According to the CEO of General Motors, the average annual income of buyers of the Chevy Volt is $170,000. Those who buy the luxury electric Fisker Karma or Tesla roadster earn more than $250,000 a year. Yet … Continue reading

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