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Category Archives: industrial wind v fossil fuel
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
Kansas Watchdog’s Travis Perry opens his commentary, Not so fast: Siemens still wants wind subsidies, with this gem: “Siemens Wind Power looks forward to a future where wind can compete without subsidies from the federal government … But not just … Continue reading
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C. (Kees) le Pair – Facts About The Savings Of Fossil Fuel
AT Note: While this study of industrial wind’s ability to replace fossil fuel is focused on data specific to The Netherlands, it should give pause to the efforts in the US to blanket our countryside with these enormous and very … Continue reading
PJM grid: “wind farms will produce 13 percent of their generating capacity.”
Yep, you read it right! The recent Laurence Hammack article at Roanoke.com notes that “PJM Interconnection LLC, the suburban Philadelphia-based company that manages the grid for a 12-state area that includes Virginia … which likens itself to the grid’s air … Continue reading
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
Courtesy of the wind: power blackouts.
This is interesting: “Germany faces frequent power blackouts because too much ‘green electricity’ is being pumped onto the grid.” Yep! According to Deutsche Welle, “in extreme cases, wind turbines and conventional power plants in eastern Germany produce three to four … Continue reading
Coal and wind energy – “It’s a mutual benefit type thing!”
Is it considered a Freudian slip when someone connected to the wind industry accidentally tells the truth about wind’s strange bedfellow arrangement with coal? I’ll have to check with my analyst? Anyway, the title of the post came from Edison … Continue reading
Jon Boone eviscerates “AWEA’s evidentiary offerings on behalf of wind’s carbon saving/fossil fuel slaying potential.”
We are very pleased to offer Jon Boone’s most recent commentary on industrial wind, “Overblown.” In this work, Mr. Boone, an environmentalist recognized internationally for his knowledge about the wind industry, challenges the latest American Wind Energy Association claim of … Continue reading
Industrial wind and emission reduction – the debate continues.
We recently posted Robert Bryce’s suggestion that “recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions—or that they’ll be so small as to be almost meaningless.” Michael Goggin, of the American Wind Energy Association, responded … Continue reading