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“the “bizarro world” of industrial wind energy policy”

Thanks to Frank O’Hara of West Virginia’s Allegheny Front Alliance (AFA) for pointing us to this excellent post at MasterResource – Testimony Against Industrial Wind Power (Kevon Martis before the Ohio Senate and House Public Utilities Committees) Please visit MasterResource … Continue reading

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Industrial Wind’s Limited Power Potential

Jay Lehr, PhD:  “After two decades of huge subsidies for wind energy, nowhere in the world has an array of wind turbines replaced a single conventional power plant.” Two scorching days here along the Allegheny Front and the turbine blades … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Lost – A Conversation with Dave Umling

Editor’s Note:  We are pleased to speak today with David Umling, author of Lifestyle Lost.  Mr. Umling is a professional planner, currently serving as City Planner for Cumberland, Maryland.  Mr. Umling has been an outspoken advocate for rural communities.  His … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 7 & 8, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”However, even during this storm, the data shows how quickly wind production can drop. Between 08:00 and 09:00, output was a third of what had been forecast, having dropped to 1,087 megawatts whereas the forecast for this … Continue reading

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Industrial wind flunks out!

Our friends at Windtoons nail it with this take on our recent post about the dismal performance of wind. Industrial wind = FAILURE

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Wind farms are “unreliable and this could leave the network dangerously exposed to blackouts.”

That’s the word from Australian state owned electricity generator Western Power, according to an article at Eco-Business. Not only are they concerned that reliance on wind as a major power source could “increase the risk of blackouts during peak demand,” … 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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Courtesy of the wind: power blackouts.

This is interesting:  “Germany faces frequent power blackouts because too much ‘green electricity’ is being pumped onto the grid.” Yep!  According to Deutsche Welle,  “in extreme cases, wind turbines and conventional power plants in eastern Germany produce three to four … Continue reading

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In honor of the World Series, First Wind IPO is going, going … gone!

Batter Up! – Over at Breaking Wind on October 24 we noted that First Wind wanted to trade on NASDAQ.   Michael Hennessy, a wind energy analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York City, made this comment in the … Continue reading

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Russ Harding: “The U.S. Department of Energy should be providing us with unbiased energy information.”

Ignore the Facts! Green Jobs are Good By RUSS HARDING | 3/5/2010 11:50 AM Energy studies out of Spain and Denmark have shown that wind energy is a net jobs loser. These studies cast serious doubt regarding the optimistic claims of … Continue reading

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