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Time to focus

For anyone wishing to educate themselves about Industrial Wind, beyond the information made available by the wind industry’s well financed AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), there are excellent sites which continue to provide news, information and studies.  These are operated … Continue reading

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Allegheny Highlands Alliance comments on new Eagle “take” permits.

(Photo Courtesy of Larry Thomas – Pendelton County, WV) Environmental groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are irate over a revised Interior Department  rule, set to take effect in January, 2014.  The modification will allow the Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Industrial wind is a “flexible” electricity generator – for all the wrong reasons.

This exchange between Melissa Francis of the Fox Business Channel and Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association is an instant classic.  The interview is titled Wind Energy Tax Credit a Help or Distorting the Market? and can be … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 8, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“The amount of misinformation driven by the wind industry and its surrogates has reached a point where the public and Congress are less willing to blindly follow AWEA’s lead.” – MasterResource 2-“President Barack Obama announced late Monday … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for July 31, 2012

Items of interest: 1-Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds – Baltimore Sun “As part of the plan, federal officials are weighing whether to issue Exelon an “incidental take” permit authorizing the loss of a small number … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 13, 2011

Items of interest: 1-“The Party’s Over for Big Wind” – Robert Bryce at the Huffington Post 2-The wind lobby claims industrial wind reduces emissions.  Wind Farm Realities has a very nice assessment of the ongoing debate. “It is pretty obvious … Continue reading

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US wind energy and Enron – joined at the … uhhh … well … let’s just say they’re connected.

From the Best of MasterResource – “Remembering When Enron Saved the U.S. Wind Industry” [MasterResource Editor’s Note: This post by Robert Bradley Jr. from January 19th documents a fact that American Wind Energy Association might not want to know. If … Continue reading

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A “Power Hungry” book review surprise – the AWEA and Jon Boone disagree.

In an earlier post we suggested that a wide gap remains between folks touting industrial wind as an efficient, reliable and cost-effective solution to our growing energy needs and folks happy to explain Why Wind Won’t Work. The two recent … Continue reading

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Selling Industrial Wind: Government, the Media and Common Sense – UPDATE

UPDATE 1/30/2010:  Mr. Boone’s work is published at MasterResource. Note supporting comment to the article by John Droz: One more consideration about Denmark’s “success” with wind energy. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) the average cost of electricity for … 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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