Category Archives: Wind v Coal

Wind produces “practically no electricity during cold snap.” Another wake up call from our friends overseas – is anyone listening?????

From the UK Telegraph: “Wind farms produced ‘practically no electricity’ during Britain’s cold snap – Wind farms produced “practically no electricity” during the cold snap which manufacturers’ groups say could lead to severe winter energy shortages.” By Rowena Mason Published: … Continue reading

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If “it’s not a matter of displacing or replacing coal or nuclear or things like that,” what exactly is the purpose of industrial wind?

I’m easily confused!  Let’s get that out of the way first.  So, maybe someone can help me understand the following: An article published January 7, 2009 at the Cumberland Times-News contained this quote:  “I think the important thing is that … Continue reading

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Denmark’s massive 20 year industrial wind effort brings no reduction in CO2 emission.

A few weeks ago we posted an excellent and revealing Wall Street Journal commentary from Robert Bryce, linked here for your convenience: “Will industrial wind replace fossil fuel? Just do the math!” Now, Mr. Bryce writes “Denmark is “energy smart”? Think … Continue reading

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Confucius say, “adding more polluting coal-fired power plants is unavoidable if you want to be green.”

From Southern California Public Radio comes:  “China’s Wind Power Plans Turn On Coal.” Ms. Louisa Lim writes, “Today, wind energy makes up a tiny percentage of China’s electricity supply, but Beijing is building the world’s biggest wind power project. Paradoxically, … Continue reading

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Will industrial wind replace fossil fuel? Just do the math!

(courtesy of windtoons) Sometimes it’s worth a trip to the recent past to put industrial wind, as a viable energy source replacing fossil fuels, in perspective.  The following article was published at the Wall Street Journal online on March 4, … Continue reading

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Note to Western Michigan Sierra Club – wind turbines won’t replace coal fired plants … and, oh yeah! … about those two eagles.

Seldom has a day gone by without an article about battle lines formed to debate the pros and cons of wind energy. The argument against industrial wind is almost guaranteed to include view-shed, property value, health effects caused by low … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 6 – Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil.

From stopillwind.org #6. Windplants will reduce the mining/burning of fossil fuels and lessen dependence on foreign oil. Nonsense. Here are the facts: Foreign Oil Wind only generates electricity. Electricity generation is only part of our energy production. Sixty percent of … Continue reading

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“… the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so far built in Britain amounts on average to a mere 900 megawatts, barely the output of a single medium-size conventional power station”

An interesting read at Telegraph.co.uk.  The article has to do with the love affair between wind and the BBC, but here’s the quote that caught my attention – the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so … Continue reading

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Just a little reminder – wind won’t replace coal. Sorry, but it’s just a fact!

Which begs the question … what the heck will it do? Anyway, FactCheck.org writes in its article, Hot Air on Wind Energy – “Don’t expect wind power to replace coal as the nation’s main source of electric power, whatever Obama’s … Continue reading

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Filed under “maybe I’m picky,” is the latest Mineral Daily News-Tribune front page softball for US WindForce, LLC.

Maybe some will say “softball” is a little unfair.  I don’t think so, but if the word got you here to read what follows, I’ll take the criticism. Published this morning in the Keyser, WV based Mineral Daily News Tribune … Continue reading

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