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Folks who happily promote the industrial wind business often point to Europe … except, of course, when the news about their product is bad – which is increasingly the case. And, that being the case, you’re not likely to find … Continue reading
Is it considered a Freudian slip when someone connected to the wind industry accidentally tells the truth about wind’s strange bedfellow arrangement with coal? I’ll have to check with my analyst? Anyway, the title of the post came from Edison … Continue reading
Wind produces “practically no electricity during cold snap.” Another wake up call from our friends overseas – is anyone listening?????
From the UK Telegraph: “Wind farms produced ‘practically no electricity’ during Britain’s cold snap – Wind farms produced “practically no electricity” during the cold snap which manufacturers’ groups say could lead to severe winter energy shortages.” By Rowena Mason Published: … Continue reading
If “it’s not a matter of displacing or replacing coal or nuclear or things like that,” what exactly is the purpose of industrial wind?
I’m easily confused! Let’s get that out of the way first. So, maybe someone can help me understand the following: An article published January 7, 2009 at the Cumberland Times-News contained this quote: “I think the important thing is that … Continue reading
(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
Note to Western Michigan Sierra Club – wind turbines won’t replace coal fired plants … and, oh yeah! … about those two eagles.
Seldom has a day gone by without an article about battle lines formed to debate the pros and cons of wind energy. The argument against industrial wind is almost guaranteed to include view-shed, property value, health effects caused by low … Continue reading
“… the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so far built in Britain amounts on average to a mere 900 megawatts, barely the output of a single medium-size conventional power station”
An interesting read at Telegraph.co.uk. The article has to do with the love affair between wind and the BBC, but here’s the quote that caught my attention – the total amount of power produced by all the 2,300 turbines so … Continue reading
Which begs the question … what the heck will it do? Anyway, FactCheck.org writes in its article, Hot Air on Wind Energy – “Don’t expect wind power to replace coal as the nation’s main source of electric power, whatever Obama’s … Continue reading