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Category Archives: industrial wind failure
Great Britain’s Winter Fears
Way back in 2011, we linked to an article by Bryan Preston titled “UK electricity CEO: Get used to not having any electricity, suckas!” Mr. Preston said at the time, “Steve Hollliday is the UK’s power czar, basically. He’s the … Continue reading
A tale of two investors … it’s all about the subsidies!
The largest Dutch pension administrator, APG, decided not to invest in wind farms, “and is choosing to put money into fossil fuels instead.” Why? Seems the fund management is “wary of investing because of the insecure role that government subsidies … Continue reading
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
Posted in Energy Ethics, Energy Subsidies, industrial wind cost, industrial wind failure, Industrial Wind Taxes, Windtoons Tagged Berkshire Hathaway, hypocrisy, Industrial wind subsidies, tax credits for rich, taxpayer subsidy industrial wind, Warren Buffett, wind production tax credit, wind PTC 1 Comment
“the “bizarro world” of industrial wind energy policy”
Thanks to Frank O’Hara of West Virginia’s Allegheny Front Alliance (AFA) for pointing us to this excellent post at MasterResource – Testimony Against Industrial Wind Power (Kevon Martis before the Ohio Senate and House Public Utilities Committees) Please visit MasterResource … Continue reading
Who was that masked man?
A little history before I get into today’s topic: Back in October 2011, I posted a little rant titled “Confused in West Virginia.” My confusion, at the time, had to do with an August 2011 FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) … Continue reading
Posted in Allegheny Highlands Alliance, Allegheny Mountains, industrial wind failure, Mineral County WV, Western Maryland Wind Tagged Allegheny Highlands Alliance, Dan's Mountain Wind force LLC, Dans Mountain, David K. Friend, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Laurel Renewable Partners LLC, Pinnacle Wind Force LLC, US WindForce LLC, Western Maryland Wind, Wind energy, wind energy performance, WV Public Service Commission, WV wind 7 Comments
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, industrial wind failure, industrial wind poor performance, Virginia Wind, West Virginia Wind Tagged a cluttered sky, Allegheny Highlands Alliance, appalachian wind farms, Dominion Resources, Mineral County WV, Pinnacle Wind Farm, PJM gird, Renewable Energy, Rick Webb, VA Wind, Wind Power, wind to work 1 Comment
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Electric Grid, Electricity baseload, Environment, Friends and Citizens Groups, industrial wind failure, industrial wind poor performance Tagged allegheny front, Allegheny Highlands Alliance, industrial wind, Industrial Wind Performance, Wind energy, wind farm, Wind Power, wind turbine nacelle Leave a comment
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
Lifestyle Lost – A Conversation with Dave Umling
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to speak today with David Umling, author of Lifestyle Lost. Mr. Umling is a professional planner, currently serving as City Planner for Cumberland, Maryland. Mr. Umling has been an outspoken advocate for rural communities. His … Continue reading
Posted in Alternative Energy, Appalachian Mountains, industrial wind failure Tagged actual electricity generation, Appalachia, Cumberland MD, David Umling, industrial wind, industrial wind failure, Lifestyle Lost, solar power homes, threatened landscape, wind energy production statistics, WV wind energy 1 Comment