Tag Archives: Jon Boone

Killing Eagles – Rating The Responses (updated links)

Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.  (For your convenience, I’ve provided the complete FWS ruling as … Continue reading

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Evidence mounts – expensive wind replaces cheap hydro.

Ontario Wind Performance – “Wind and solar power has displaced cheap, clean hydroelectricity at a cost to the ratepayers of a minimum of $300 million in 2011 for the 3 plus TWh it took away from OPG’s unregulated hydro production-more … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 25, 2012

Items of interest: 1:Excellent commentary by Jon Boone – MasterResource 2:GE Courts Turbine Customers for Solar Before Wind ‘Crash’ – Business Week aka: If you buy in the next 30 minutes, we throw in a set of beautiful steak knives! … Continue reading

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Investors run from Bluewater Wind

Jon Boone, of Stop Ill Wind, sent over an interesting article this morning.  He highlighted this quote from the piece, “Support for the energy sector, and in particular energy innovation, is of course essential. But we need to distinguish between … Continue reading

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“The greatest threat to the wind industry’s growth is, in fact, the wind industry’s growth.”

Some time back we made the observation that “The greatest threat to the wind industry’s growth is, in fact, the wind industry’s growth.” Confirming that thought is an excellent analysis published by Robert Bryce at National Review Online in which … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to AT

Today is the second birthday for this obviously amateur blog.  It has been a great learning experience and many people to thank. After some 670 (admittedly sporadic) posts since beginning in September, 2009, I chose to celebrate by offering the … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 24, 2011

Items of interest: 1-Very interesting analysis of Evergreen Solar’s demise at MasterResource: Part I:  Evergreen Solar Inc.: Anatomy of a ‘Green’ Bankruptcy Part II:  Sustainability Lessons from Evergreen Solar’s Bankruptcy 2-“Electricity has to be generated exactly in the same time … 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’s gift to our children – a century of blight.

Jon Boone recently sent the following letter to the Board of Garrett County (Maryland) Commissioners.  Every resident of the Appalachian mountains should heed his words. Letter begins: Dear Messers Raley, Crawford, and Gatto: Consider these words from the county’s Development … Continue reading

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“Enron’s Legacy” – Jon Boone

We thank Jon Boone for granting permission to publish his recent Letter to the Editor: Editor, A decade after Enron’s meltdown, its legacy dominates the landscape, with government doling out massive subsides and mandates for dysfunctional technologies in the name … Continue reading

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