Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Too hot to work?

Several Keyser, WV residents were surprised that during the recent spell of very … very hot days, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind plant in Mineral County WV sat idle for much of the time.  One would … Continue reading

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Subsidy Games

Kansas Watchdog’s Travis Perry opens his commentary, Not so fast: Siemens still wants wind subsidies,  with this gem:  “Siemens Wind Power looks forward to a future where wind can compete without subsidies from the federal government … But not just … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 6, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“Wind Energy Is Extraordinarily Expensive And Inefficient” – Watts Up With That? 2-“As dawn came and the 1.4 million customers in Xcel Energy’s service district began turning on the lights, toasters and other appliances, the utility’s coal … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 1, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“Special political favor at the local, state, and federal levels have created an artificial industry: industrial windpower.” – MasterResource 2-“Ontarians interested in quickly finding the location of wind turbines in the province have their work cut out … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for July 30, 2012

Items of interest: 1-Disgrace of the day – After receiving $78,334,713.00 this month from the US Taxpayers (1603 Grant), a Vancouver (Canada) -based wind and solar energy company is up for sale A year ago I wrote:  I’m curious … is “Yabucoa” … Continue reading

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Growth is a critical component of the energy crisis.

We must deal with ‘growth,’ or energy crisis will never end August 8, 2010 To the Editor: Cumberland Times-News — Proponents of wind are sold on the idea that wind power and other “renewables” will eventually power our economic engine … Continue reading

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Based on “cost, reliability, and cleanliness … an energy plan that is heavily reliant on wind-generated energy is not realistic.”

In his opinion piece at The Daily Caller titled, Beyond the spin: The truth about wind energy generation, Lance Brown suggests that based on “cost, reliability, and cleanliness … an energy plan that is heavily reliant on wind-generated energy is … Continue reading

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Glenn Schleede: Highly Misleading ACORE Report on Potential for Wind Energy

From Glenn Schleede, May 6, 2010: A friend recently asked for my comments on the May 2009, “ACORE 20 GW Plan for Kansas,”[i] report, which claims that Kansas could get 20,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity from “renewable” energy … Continue reading

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Will industrial wind replace fossil fuel? Just do the math!

(courtesy of windtoons) Sometimes it’s worth a trip to the recent past to put industrial wind, as a viable energy source replacing fossil fuels, in perspective.  The following article was published at the Wall Street Journal online on March 4, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Jon Boone – Industrial Wind and the Environment

We again welcome to our forum Jon Boone, an environmentalist with much knowledge about the wind industry. A few weeks ago, he spoke about wind technology as a problematic supplier of energy in A Conversation with Jon Boone – Toward … Continue reading

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