Category Archives: industrial wind cost

Climate Etc. – understanding the cost of renewables

Climate Etc. readers requested a post on “the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.” According to the author of the excellent analysis, “the major takeaway is that … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy? You be the judge.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway “has been able to plow so much into renewable energy because it can use tax credits to offset profit at other businesses.” How much did he “plow” in? Seems Mr. Buffett didn’t even know, but, when told … Continue reading

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Runaway Green Energy Cost

“Germany must rein in the runaway costs of subsidising electricity from renewable sources or risk overburdening consumers, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.”- Reuters The Polish government also appears to be waking up. Will we? Will the members … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: “wind farms are investment schemes, not reliable energy production plants!”

That’s the opinion of Panos Prevedouros, PhD, as expressed in his commentary posted at the Hawaii Reporter, “Wind Energy for Hawaii: Great for Profits, Not so Great for Power.” Dr. Prevedouros writes that “among all major resources for the production … Continue reading

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To borrow from the late, great Edwin Starr: “Wind, huh, yeah, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Uh-huh!”

At least that’s what a growing number of citizen’s feel about industrial wind’s ability to serve as a viable energy source.  And now that wind industry spokesman Frank Maisano has confirmed that “no one — except the tried and true … Continue reading

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Maryland’s O’Malley selects winners and losers with taxpayer money.

From the Washington Examiner:  “It is true, as O’Malley spokesman Adamec stated, that incentivizing cost-efficient energy sources is not consistent with the governor’s policies.  However, those policies are inconsistent with the campaign promises of lowering utility rates, which first propelled … Continue reading

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The Allegheny Highlands Alliance: “What We Expect From Commercial Electricity.” (video)

We thank the Allegheny Highlands Alliance for granting us permission to post their latest video, “What We Expect From Commercial Electricity.” The Allegheny Highlands Alliance (AHA) is a consortium of citizen/environment organizations with membership in five states along the Allegheny … Continue reading

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Ontario Wind Performance “If you are not sitting, do so”

Ontario Wind Performance is back with a stunner – Chapter 3.5.3: The Cost of Wind As the opening paragraph warns:  “If you are not sitting, do so.  If you don’t have nose tissue, get some.  This chapter is going to be … Continue reading

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Market Watch: “It’s time to expose the myth that nuclear power is more costly than wind, solar and other renewables.”

“Nuclear Plants Produce Lower Cost Power Than Other Forms of New Clean Energy, Such as Wind and Solar, Says CEO (Don Gillispie) of Alternate Energy Holdings” A 45-year veteran of the nuclear industry, Gillispie has the experience and numbers to … Continue reading

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Glenn Schleede challenges Virginia leaders to review “Federal and State Wind Energy Tax Breaks and Subsidies”

We are grateful to Mr. Glenn Schleede for providing us with a copy of his paper titled “Federal and State Wind Energy Tax Breaks and Subsidies,” which he sent yesterday to Governor McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bolling of Virginia. The … Continue reading

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