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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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