Tag Archives: Mineral County Commission

Confused in West Virginia

Two years ago, when David Friend, CEO of US WindForce LLC testified before the WV Public Service Commission, he was asked to describe Edison’s relationship with the Pinnacle wind project currently under construction on the Allegheny Front above Keyser, West … Continue reading

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Pinnacle wind farm decommission study challenged.

AT Note:  The following letter was submitted to the Mineral County (West Virginia) Commission for consideration at the January 11, 2011 review of the decommission study prepared by GL Garrad Hassan (1), consultant for the Pinnacle Wind Farm project. Unable … Continue reading

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“As The Bull Flies!”

Readers may have noticed a gap in posts over the last week or so.  I was off helping my daughter move into a new home and internet access was very limited.  A funny thing about being out of touch … … Continue reading

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Two Minute Warning

Picture this!  The game is tied, 120 ticks left on the clock and the league title is on the line.  During the time out, you look out from your sideline huddle and see the Head Referee and Umpire, megaphones in … Continue reading

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The arrogance of small community politicians.

Funny, the things you find.  Take this little letter posted at the WV Public Service Commission web site.  A quick peek for “Pinnacle” and then a look at activities list associated and up pops this: My first thought was … … Continue reading

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UPDATE: WIND DEVELOPER’S POSTER – Wind Power Director on taxing wind power – “of course it generates power and in that way it’s similar to a coal plant, but it’s fundamentally different from a coal plant. Because it’s intermittent …”

UPDATE:  WIND DEVELOPER’S POSTER – ORIGINAL POST TEXT FOLLOWS POSTER – From our friends in Ohio! $400 million – much of it from taxpayers – for 130 MW Wind Plant You heard it right:  “Wind Power Director on taxing wind … Continue reading

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“What goes up, must come down” … “nothing lasts forever” … “all things must pass”

Maybe it’s just me, but when one of the major considerations of a multi-million dollar project is the plan to tear it down and sell it for scrap, I get a little queasy.  It strikes me as similar to putting … Continue reading

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Mineral County Commissioners – Ready – Fire – Aim!

If I ramble, I apologize.  It’s a fault I display when I’m stunned. You see, the Keyser (WV) Mineral Daily News-Tribune Online reported today – “Commission 2-1 for wind farm,” and here’s sorta the way it played out. After a … Continue reading

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Mineral County Commissioner: “If you make a promise, why be afraid to sign a contract to keep that promise?”

This will be a little long, but sometimes clarifying a point takes longer than making it in the first place.  So please bear with me. At the beginning of an editorial some months ago, Mineral Daily News-Tribune (Keyser, WV) writer … Continue reading

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