Category Archives: West Virginia Wind

Darn! If we’d only known!

From the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD – “In summary, in many IWT (industrial wind turbine) projects, the preconstruction sound modeling has underestimated the eventual real world sound levels those turbine projects eventually … Continue reading

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“Fiscal Hawks” say no to industrial wind hand-out.

The Washington Free Beacon states that “Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.” Happy to report that all three Congressional Representatives from … 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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A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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My boss would have fired the whole bunch!

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has a Vision Statement. Have a look at Vision Statement Item 4:  “An improvement in the standard of living and quality of life for the people of West Virginia” Reading this statement, folks … Continue reading

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China’s US wind strategy: “globalization through localization”

According to sources, China’s State Grid Corp is in talks to purchase an 80% controlling interest in US based AES Corp’s wind business.  A Reuters article stated that China’s “cash-flush state-owned power companies” are on a buying spree and, it seems to me, the US wind … Continue reading

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John Terry on industrial wind: “one wonders what unintended consequence will occur next?”

The Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News recently published a commentary written by Mr. John Terry of Montrose, WV.  We thank Mr. Terry for permission to post this enhanced version of the original article. AT Notes:  Please use the features of the Scribd embed … Continue reading

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Secretary Salazar challenged on industrial wind support.

West Virginia Physician Dr. Wayne Spiggle recently received an email from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in which the Secretary announced that the Department of the Interior will issue a 50-state report outlining the country’s most promising ways to reconnect … 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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Sing it with me! “The Green Rolling … oops, wait … The Pinwheel Topped Hills of West Virginia”

(Courtesy of our great friends at Windtoons) I guess maybe they’ll just have to change the lyrics:

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