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Category Archives: Wind energy
Home wind turbines – caveat emptor!
While catching up on emails, I found this gem from our friend Fran Kunz: Wind turbines at Boston’s Museum of Science produce less electricity than expected While we at Allegheny Treasures don’t discuss the home market, this is a telling … Continue reading
John Deere dumps wind farming to return to its roots.
From the Washington Examiner: Deere sells wind energy business, John Deere Renewables, to Exelon subsidiary for $900 million In a $900 million sale, John Deere ends its wind adventure in which it, according to the article, “invested $1 billion over … Continue reading
Posted in Wind energy Tagged Excelon, John Deere Wind Energy, Synergics Wind Energy, wind farm sale 2 Comments
John Hofmeister – “Despite the talk, ideology doesn’t translate to actual alternative energy”
Chasing votes with ‘clean and green’ – Despite the talk, ideology doesn’t translate to actual alternative energy By JOHN HOFMEISTER HOUSTON CHRONCLE March 6, 2010, 4:00PM Part one in a series. I’m a backer of wind, solar and biofuels as new, … Continue reading
Posted in Wind energy, Wind v Coal Tagged Alternative Energy, fossil fuels, industrial wind, industrial wind politics, John Hofmeister 1 Comment
“Yeah, you’re going to kill some birds…” Yeah, and that’s just in Maryland!
I used to write off a few chopped birds too, when I actually thought industrial wind was an economical, reliable, eco-friendly solution to all our energy needs of the future. Plop the big fans anywhere and the job market would … Continue reading
AES agrees “to sell stock and a 35 percent stake in its wind-power business to China Investment Corp.” AES, hmmm … why does that name sound familiar?
According to an article on Bloomberg.com, “AES to Sell Stock, Wind-Power Stake to China’s CIC” If anyone, anywhere, anytime actually believes this wind business is for the benefit of United States Citizens, I encourage them to comment. I’m at a … Continue reading
“Environmentalists ignoring long-term issues” – Rick Webb, Virginia Wind
From the Cumberland Times-News, November 2, 2009 To the Editor: Cumberland Times-News Only a few years ago, habitat loss was front and center among causes for concern about the future well-being of the American ecological landscape. Not much has changed … Continue reading
Chugging soon into your home town – “The Green Energy Subsidy Express” – be careful not to play on the tracks!
Via National Wind Watch – “State lowballed cost of green tax breaks” Seems over in Oregon they have a little squabble over subsidies for “green” energy. The OregonLive.com post suggests that “State officials deliberately underestimated the cost of Gov. Ted … Continue reading
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
Posted in Pinnacle Knob, Wind energy Tagged foreign investment in wind plants, Mineral County WV, stimulus, Wind energy Leave a comment
A Conversation with Jon Boone – Toward a Better Understanding of Industrial Wind Technology
Jon Boone – Environmentalist, Artist, Author, Documentary Producer, and Formal Intervenor in Wind Installation Hearings Introduction: It’s been extremely difficult to bridge the gap that exists between those who know little about the issue and those who have a more … Continue reading
“Life Under a Windplant” – a documentary. Will you hear the wake-up call Mineral County?
“Life Under a Windplant”, Jon Boone’s documentary about the Meyersdale, PA wind facility, which he produced and directed with David Beaudoin, is provided here for your viewing, thanks to the courtesy of Mr. Boone. The documentary features how the wind … Continue reading
Posted in Jon Boone, Mineral County WV, Wind energy Tagged Meyersdale PA wind farm, Mineral County WV, wind farm impact 2 Comments