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Industrial wind plant slated for Mineral County, WV receives PSC approval.

Allegheny Treasures is not surprised by the decision of the WV PSC to permit installation of this costly, yet ineffective source of energy that will prove so destructive to our region.  We believe the PSC may well be limited in … Continue reading

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“… the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so far built in Britain amounts on average to a mere 900 megawatts, barely the output of a single medium-size conventional power station”

An interesting read at Telegraph.co.uk.  The article has to do with the love affair between wind and the BBC, but here’s the quote that caught my attention – the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so … Continue reading

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A question for the WV Division of Culture and History – What’s a Historic Civil War Site go for these days?

Funny thing about these industrial wind deals.  The more questions you think you answer, the more questions that pop up. A couple of days ago, we had a piece on the fire sale of 18 historic landmarks negatively impacted by … Continue reading

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WV State Historic Preservation Officer thinks adverse effects of wind turbines on historic sites worth around $17.39/turbine/year. Wait! You can’t be serious?

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, not wanting to be accused of “close enough for government work,” calculated that each turbine would require an amount $434.7826086956521739130434… each, to mitigate the negative impact on the 18 historical sites in … Continue reading

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Filed under “maybe I’m picky,” is the latest Mineral Daily News-Tribune front page softball for US WindForce, LLC.

Maybe some will say “softball” is a little unfair.  I don’t think so, but if the word got you here to read what follows, I’ll take the criticism. Published this morning in the Keyser, WV based Mineral Daily News Tribune … Continue reading

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Oh! … and about that wind energy stimulus money going overseas … you’ll really like this!

According to the New York times, “A consortium of Chinese and American companies announced a joint venture on Thursday to build a 600-megawatt wind farm in West Texas, using turbines made in China.” And, “Construction of the $1.5 billion wind … Continue reading

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More good news from the Wind Energy Sector – “More than eight out of 10 US stimulus dollars spent on wind energy farms have gone to foreign companies”

With all the talk of stimulus, job creation and impact on the US economy there’s this, via Industrial Wind Action Group, “The 11 US-based wind farms that received cash grants from the US Treasury have imported 695 of the 982 … Continue reading

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