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GE and Mitsibushi still battling over wind turbine patent.

The GE lawsuit against Mitsibushi, which began some two years ago, is headed for a Texas jury trial.  GE claims the Japanese wind turbine maker has infringed on patents related to 2.4 MW turbines sold to Iberdrola – the Spanish … Continue reading

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Altona NY – Wind turbine catches fire … an earlier one just fell over, then started a fire.

Altona, NY:  Saturday night, January 28, 2012 – Wind Turbine Catches Fire “people driving by the windfarm called in to report the fire“ Altona, NY:  March 17, 2009, Turbine Collapses, Wiring Blamed AT Note:  We keep raising the preparedness issue in … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 27, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”the noise is being created not by the turbines themselves, but by cooling units inside the nacelle” – News-Tribune According to Charlie Parnell, an Edison spokesman, “tests have shown that the noise levels fall within the requirements … 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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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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Saddle Mountain – An Allegheny Treasure

Until today, the image used to represent Allegheny Treasures was a personal photograph of Green Mountain, above Keyser, West Virginia, as seen from my home.  When taken a year ago, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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The noise from these windmills is so great that it is impossible to live near them.

Mr. Richard Braithwaite, of Keyser, WV, is one of several families negatively impacted by the Pinnacle industrial wind project.  The project, owned by Edison Mission Energy, is located along a ridgeline on Green Mountain, above Keyser,WV.  The project is scheduled … Continue reading

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Music to my ears!

This is really interesting!  It comes from our good friends at EPAW (European Platform Against Windfarms). ———————————————————— Wind Power Horror Serenade Protest concert based on wind turbine sounds Copenhagen- December 9, 2011 This is a true story of an old … Continue reading

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“We don’t believe we mislead anyone.” – Chapter Two (or Three or Four)

Remember this post from a few days ago?  Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”  Well, the “didn’t mislead” comment came from none other than Dave Friend, CEO of US WindForce, the developers of the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”

A year ago, almost to the day, I led a post with one of my Dad’s favorite lines:  “Write it down on a block of ice!”  He’d say that to me when I’d suggest he’d be getting a bill for … Continue reading

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