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Allegheny Highlands Alliance comments on new Eagle “take” permits.

(Photo Courtesy of Larry Thomas – Pendelton County, WV) Environmental groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are irate over a revised Interior Department  rule, set to take effect in January, 2014.  The modification will allow the Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Wind to Work

We thank the Allegheny Highlands Alliance for granting permission to post their most recent video titled, “Wind to Work.” The Allegheny Highlands Alliance (AHA) is a consortium of citizen/environment organizations with membership in five states along the Allegheny Front. AHA … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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Nebraska wind: When we said “fire up,” we didn’t really mean “fire up!”

October 17, 2012: Mercury News – “Central Nebraska wind farm to fire up soon“ October 25, 2012: Yankton Press and Dakotan – “Wind Tower Fire Reported Near Crofton” And why does this matter to the folks on the Allegheny Front? … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 8, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“The amount of misinformation driven by the wind industry and its surrogates has reached a point where the public and Congress are less willing to blindly follow AWEA’s lead.” – MasterResource 2-“President Barack Obama announced late Monday … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 7, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“He also noted that wind farms are attractive to investors because government subsidies are often available to support their construction.”  “You’ll probably see more of them being erected up and down the ridges, unless the government decides … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 2, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“The trouble started shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the battery storage building where the energy collected by the 12 (wind) turbines is stored.” – Hawaii News Now 2-“Right now, researchers are exploring new solutions to … Continue reading

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Senator Mark Warner urged to reconsider financial support for industrial wind.

Our thanks to Mr. Glenn Schleede for allowing us to post his important letter to Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Letter begins:  May 28, 2012 The Honorable Mark R. Warner – United States Senate Dear Senator Warner: I have great respect … Continue reading

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And another thing, Pop … what exactly do they grow over at the wind farm?

A knowledgeable commenter took exception to my use of the term “wind farm” suggesting that “A wind plant farms nothing, except perhaps income sheltering tax avoidance schemes.”  “Farm” is a funny term for a  line of metal poles with a … Continue reading

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