Category Archives: industrial wind failure

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

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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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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Edison Mission Group – “deteriorating financial conditions”

From Edison International’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript:  “Efforts to stabilize EMG (Edison Mission Group)continue, focusing on cost effectively meeting its environmental requirements, reducing its unsecured debt and diversifying its generation portfolio with additional natural gas … Continue reading

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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

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Altona NY – Wind turbine catches fire … an earlier one just fell over, then started a fire.

Altona, NY:  Saturday night, January 28, 2012 – Wind Turbine Catches Fire “people driving by the windfarm called in to report the fire“ Altona, NY:  March 17, 2009, Turbine Collapses, Wiring Blamed AT Note:  We keep raising the preparedness issue in … Continue reading

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