Category Archives: industrial wind poor performance

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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Dallas is fired up! – UPDATE

UPDATE:  Mr. Adams provided us with his extended remarks, which is now published as a letter to the editor in the Mineral Daily News-Tribune.  For your convenience, we have replaced the earlier version with the extended letter in the post … Continue reading

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Reader challenges wind advocates to include all the facts!

The following letter was submitted to local newspapers by Keyser WV resident Dallas Adams, Sr. Letter begins: MISLEADING/MISINFORMATION Dear Editor: Pleased to read the press release from Eastern Tech College about their training of wind turbine technicians (News-Tribune, August26, pg. … Continue reading

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Wind farms are “unreliable and this could leave the network dangerously exposed to blackouts.”

That’s the word from Australian state owned electricity generator Western Power, according to an article at Eco-Business. Not only are they concerned that reliance on wind as a major power source could “increase the risk of blackouts during peak demand,” … Continue reading

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Stating the obvious about industrial wind – “Something is Missing”

I don’t want to be accused of putting words in their mouth, so I’ll just use Idaho Power’s own.  In fact, here’s an ad they recently published: Stating the obvious … that the wind “blows one minute and not the … 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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Invest in wind energy? You’re kidding, right?

So, if private investors are finding that wind and solar are lousy investments, even with all the subsidies and credits, when will the politicians spending your tax dollars figure it out?  Of course, we already know the answer … politicians … Continue reading

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“Enron’s Legacy” – Jon Boone

We thank Jon Boone for granting permission to publish his recent Letter to the Editor: Editor, A decade after Enron’s meltdown, its legacy dominates the landscape, with government doling out massive subsides and mandates for dysfunctional technologies in the name … Continue reading

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