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Category Archives: West Virginia Wind
WV Citizens Concerned About Black Rock Wind Farm
If you haven’t visited Stop Black Rock Wind Farm web site, do so. It seems a number of concerned local residents have formed a group with intent to hold a large corporation’s feet to the fire. They will be challenging … Continue reading
Posted in West Virginia Wind Tagged Black Rock Wind Farm, Grant County WV, Mineral County WV Leave a comment
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
“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
Posted in West Virginia Wind, Wind Energy Legislation, Wind tax rebates Tagged corporate welfare, Dave McKinley, energy tax credit, House Ways and Means Committee, Nick Rahall, production tax credit, Shelley Moore Capito, United States House Committee on Ways and Means, wind subsidy, WV wind 1 Comment
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, industrial wind failure, industrial wind poor performance, Virginia Wind, West Virginia Wind Tagged a cluttered sky, Allegheny Highlands Alliance, appalachian wind farms, Dominion Resources, Mineral County WV, Pinnacle Wind Farm, PJM gird, Renewable Energy, Rick Webb, VA Wind, Wind Power, wind to work 1 Comment
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Endangered Species Act, Environment, Renewable energy debate, West Virginia Wind Tagged Allegheny Mountain Ridgeline, Allegheny Mountains Wind Power, Appalachian Mountains, John Terry, Mirgatory Birds, mountain top removal, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania wind farms, renewable, United States, Virginia, Virginia Wind, West Virginia, Western Maryland industrial wind, wind farm, Wind Power 2 Comments
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
Posted in Edison Mission Group, Pinnacle Wind Farm, West Virginia Wind, WV PSC Hearing - Pinnacle Knob, WV State Government Tagged edison international, Edison Mission Energy, industrial wind, Pinnacle Wind Farm, Quality of Life, West Virginia, wind company bankruptcy, Wind energy, wind turbine, wind turbine noise, WV Public Service Commission 8 Comments
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Art & Pam Dodds, Bat/Bird Kills, Energy Subsidies, West Virginia Wind, Wind Energy Legislation, Wind Power subsidies Tagged AES Laurel Mountain, China State Grid, China wind business, Goldwind US, Industrial wind subsidies, Lisa Linowes, LMPA, Mirgatory Bird Kills, production tax credit, Senator Bennet 3 Comments
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
Posted in Allegheny Front Alliance, Allegheny Mountains, Archives, Environment, USFWS Guidelines, West Virginia Wind, Windtoons Tagged AES Laurel Mountain, Backbone Mountain WV, Cumberland Times-News, John Terry, Pinnacle Wind Farm, Western Maryland Wind, wind turbine bird kills, Windtoons, WV wind Leave a comment
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Wayne C. Spiggle, West Virginia Wind Tagged allegheny front, Allegheny Front wind farms, Department of the Interior, Environment, Ken Salazar, Mineral County WV, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wayne Spiggle, Windtoons, WV DNR, WV Industrial Wind, WV landscape, WV Mountains Leave a comment
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
Posted in Allegheny Mountains, Industrial wind jobs, industrial wind poor performance, Mineral County WV, West Virginia Wind, Windpower Industry False Claims Tagged Eastern WV Community College and Technical Center, Keyser WV, wind capacity v generation, wind misleading information, WV wind energy Leave a comment