Category Archives: Decommission

Bankruptcy and the corporate skunks

You know, skunks get a bad rap!  I admit they do get a little funky at times, but mostly when you mess with them or, worse, run over them with your car.  But that smell is nothing compared to what’s … Continue reading

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Not so warm and fuzzy in Mineral County WV

Readers recalling that I’m going to pay attention to items a little closer to home might wonder why I find this snippet from a Business Week article interesting:  “Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), the Indian wind-turbine maker seeking an extension on … Continue reading

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Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”

A year ago, almost to the day, I led a post with one of my Dad’s favorite lines:  “Write it down on a block of ice!”  He’d say that to me when I’d suggest he’d be getting a bill for … Continue reading

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Open letter: Pinnacle wind farm benefits

Dear State and Local Official representing Mineral County, West Virginia, Subject: Pinnacle Wind project – focus on jobs, economic development and tax revenue. After a grand skirmish on both sides, the rising towers make it clear the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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West Virginia House and Senate Leadership asked to review “flawed” industrial wind decommission funding process.

Recently, at the direction of the WV Public Service Commission, the Mineral County (WV) Commissioners approved a Decommissioning Fund and Escrow Agreement for the purpose of protecting county residents against potential financial harm.  It is my opinion that the agreement, … Continue reading

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Pinnacle wind farm decommission study challenged.

AT Note:  The following letter was submitted to the Mineral County (West Virginia) Commission for consideration at the January 11, 2011 review of the decommission study prepared by GL Garrad Hassan (1), consultant for the Pinnacle Wind Farm project. Unable … Continue reading

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Pinnacle (WV) wind farm decommission study and (draft) escrow agreement published. (UPDATED 1/9/11)

The Mineral County (WV) Commission is in the midst of critical negotiations with US WindForce LLC regarding the decommission of the Pinnacle wind farm planned for our community.  The documents under discussion are provided for your convenience below. Following these … Continue reading

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Two Minute Warning

Picture this!  The game is tied, 120 ticks left on the clock and the league title is on the line.  During the time out, you look out from your sideline huddle and see the Head Referee and Umpire, megaphones in … Continue reading

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“What goes up, must come down” … “nothing lasts forever” … “all things must pass”

Maybe it’s just me, but when one of the major considerations of a multi-million dollar project is the plan to tear it down and sell it for scrap, I get a little queasy.  It strikes me as similar to putting … Continue reading

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