Category Archives: Wind v Coal

Industrial wind – “over subsidised and wasteful of public money”

Folks who happily promote the industrial wind business often point to Europe … except, of course, when the news about their product is bad – which is increasingly the case. And, that being the case, you’re not likely to find … Continue reading

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Breaking: American Wind Energy Association opposes industrial wind.

I know … I could hardly believe it myself when I stumbled onto it, but the evidence was right there in black and white.  Imagine my surprise when I found that Dr. Wayne Spiggle and the American Wind Energy Association … Continue reading

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“wind cannot be relied upon to provide any significant level of generation at any defined time in the future”

According to the BBC News-Scotland, “Wind farms are much less efficient than claimed, producing below 10% of capacity for more than a third of the time, according to a new report.” And here’s a shocker … “The analysis also suggested … Continue reading

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Industrial wind and the grid

A recent post at EPAW (European Platform Against Windfarms) reminded me of this excellent presentation from our friends at Wind Concerns Ontario. Industrial Wind Turbines and the Grid:  A Bad Fit:

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Maryland’s O’Malley selects winners and losers with taxpayer money.

From the Washington Examiner:  “It is true, as O’Malley spokesman Adamec stated, that incentivizing cost-efficient energy sources is not consistent with the governor’s policies.  However, those policies are inconsistent with the campaign promises of lowering utility rates, which first propelled … Continue reading

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Coal and wind energy – “It’s a mutual benefit type thing!”

Is it considered a Freudian slip when someone connected to the wind industry accidentally tells the truth about wind’s strange bedfellow arrangement with coal?  I’ll have to check with my analyst? Anyway, the title of the post came from Edison … Continue reading

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Jon Boone: Oxymoronic Windpower

Mr. Boone’s article originally appeared at MasterResource, the premier “free-market energy blog.” We thank Mr. Boone for granting permission to post his commentary and encourage readers to visit Mr. Boone’s Stop Ill Wind site for more of his expert analysis … Continue reading

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“China is eclipsing the United States in all forms of energy, and especially the most cost-efficient energy sources.”

In case you didn’t see yesterday’s President Putin post, I made this point, “So, while the Unites States continues its slide into renewable energy oblivion, Russia will be building nuclear facilities for themselves, and for their “client” states.  China, in … Continue reading

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“as a renewable-energy advocate with significant wind experience, I find his passion for utility-scale wind power in WNC sorely misplaced — and painfully ironic.”

From the National Wind Watch: Wind power or hot air? Don’t sacrifice WNC’s ridges to industrial greed Credit:  by Dave Erb, Mountain Xpress, http://www.mountainx.com 26 May 2010 At a November forum on wind power at UNCA, a young staffer from … Continue reading

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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

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