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China’s US wind strategy: “globalization through localization”

According to sources, China’s State Grid Corp is in talks to purchase an 80% controlling interest in US based AES Corp’s wind business.  A Reuters article stated that China’s “cash-flush state-owned power companies” are on a buying spree and, it seems to me, the US wind … Continue reading

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John Terry on industrial wind: “one wonders what unintended consequence will occur next?”

The Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News recently published a commentary written by Mr. John Terry of Montrose, WV.  We thank Mr. Terry for permission to post this enhanced version of the original article. AT Notes:  Please use the features of the Scribd embed … Continue reading

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“Will AES continue to get special treatment from the WVPSC?”

On November 26, 2008, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) granted a Siting Certificate for AES Laurel Mountain, Inc. (AES) to construct a wind project on Laurel Mountain between Elkins (Randolph County) and Belington (Barbour County), West Virginia. … Continue reading

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Industrial wind’s rubber stamp? “Rather than being effective regulatory agencies, the state authorities have simply opted to be the permitting agencies.”

In the following commentary, Pamela and Arthur Dodds question the effectiveness of state agencies responsible to oversee the permitting process for industrial wind plants: As presented in April 23, 2010 “Wind Action” editorial, in 2009, residents in Sheffield, Vermont, appealed … Continue reading

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