Category Archives: Wind energy

Will Pinnacle Knob be built with obsolete turbines? If completed within the next few years the answer may well be yes.

For the sake of argument, let’s say the two year old computer I’m using has capacity and functionality to support my growing business for, at least, the next three years.  Unless it breaks, I would be a little nuts to … Continue reading

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Happily, nothing like this will ever happen at Pinnacle. After all, the folks in Denmark don’t know nearly as much about windmills as we do.

I don’t speak the language but I think there might have been at least one “oh … &*^)@(#” in there somewhere.  But not to worry, as the kids say – this is soooo last year. Here’s a related text article … Continue reading

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“Wind turbines show how costly ‘free’ energy can be.”

In commentary at Minnesota Public Radio Online, Ronald Reimer, an organic farmer in Ettrick, Wisconsin, writes today that “Most of what the public knows about wind turbines comes from the media.” That certainly seems the case here in the Alleghenies, … Continue reading

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Mineral County Commissioners – Ready – Fire – Aim!

If I ramble, I apologize.  It’s a fault I display when I’m stunned. You see, the Keyser (WV) Mineral Daily News-Tribune Online reported today – “Commission 2-1 for wind farm,” and here’s sorta the way it played out. After a … Continue reading

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Maryland Public Service Commission to review Western Maryland wind power proposal.

According to Philly.com, “Maryland utility regulators are expected to consider a proposal for a western Maryland wind energy project.” The article continues, Synergics Wind Energy wants to build a 50-megawatt wind energy farm on a mountaintop near Oakland in Garrett … Continue reading

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“Quote of the Month” – Courtesy of John Droz, Jr.

Adding a comment to Dr. Michael Trebilcock’s recent article at the Financial Post, John Droz, Jr. offered that “Wind needs to be in our energy mix to the same degree that Twinkies need to be in our diet.” Clear and … Continue reading

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Mineral County Commissioner: “If you make a promise, why be afraid to sign a contract to keep that promise?”

This will be a little long, but sometimes clarifying a point takes longer than making it in the first place.  So please bear with me. At the beginning of an editorial some months ago, Mineral Daily News-Tribune (Keyser, WV) writer … Continue reading

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In moving against “greenhouse” gas emissions, EPA set to insure power plants utilize latest technology. Will they hold Wind Power plants to the same standards? Logic says they must!

The New York Times reports in its “E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” that the agency “would place the greatest burden on 400 power plants, new ones and those undergoing substantial renovation, by requiring them to prove that they … Continue reading

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But Congress mandated that the wind would blow, Mother Nature. Now how about a little cooperation.

The Industrial Wind Action Group, pointed me to an interesting article about the unintended consequences of Wind Power and related “renewable energy mandates, government subsidies and a race to build wind turbines whether or not the grid can handle the … Continue reading

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Scientists provide yet another reason to delay the rapid deployment of wind turbine installations in areas where need is not proven.

Science Daily, in it’s article  – Scientists Find Successful Way To Reduce Bat Deaths At Wind Turbines, reports that “Scientists at the University of Calgary have found a way to reduce bat deaths from wind turbines by up to 60 … Continue reading

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