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  • Wisconsin Wind Turbines Declared Health Hazard

    11/19/2014 8:41:51 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2014 | Jack Spencer
    In what appears to be the first of its kind ruling in the United States, the Board of Health in Brown County, Wisconsin, where Green Bay is located, has declared a local industrial wind plant to be a human health hazard. The specific facility consists of eight 500-foot high, 2.5 megawatt industrial wind turbines. The board made its finding with a 4-0 vote (three members were not present) at an Oct. 14 meeting after it had wrestled with health complaints about the wind plant for more than four years. Ultimately, the board’s ruling was based on a year-long survey which...
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • Black Hills customers 'mad as hell' over proposed rate increase ( Colorado )

    09/13/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Michelle San Miguel
    PUEBLO, Colo. - Black Hills executives heard another earful from its customers during a hearing on its proposed rate increase. "I'm mad as hell about these rate increases," said Frank Soudek. "Reasonably priced power. That's what we're asking for," said Lee Gladney. Black Hills wants to increase utility rates by 4 percent starting next year to make up for the construction cost of a wind farm in Huerfano County.
  • Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm (Whack away!! Free Pass!!)

    06/26/2014 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/26/14 | Scott Smith - ap
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east of San Francisco, will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed over five years. Previously, such a violation could potentially draw criminal charges and discourage private investment in wind farms known for catching birds in their rotors. The permit will require the facility to...
  • Feds give Chinese-backed firm $47 million to build wind farm N.J. doesn’t want

    05/08/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    New Jersey regulators rejected a Chinese-backed windmill project twice, but that didn’t stop the Department of Energy. The federal government has awarded $47 million to sweeten the deal for a $188 million project the Garden State has deemed too risky for ratepayers. ... The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities concluded in April that the Chinese company did not demonstrate financial integrity.
  • 4 dead after small plane crashes into South Dakota wind farm in fog

    04/29/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2014
    A small airplane heading back to South Dakota after a Texas cattle sale crashed into a wind farm in foggy weather, killing the pilot and three passengers. ... Similar conditions contributed to a 2008 crash in southeast Minnesota. Federal investigators concluded the pilot of a 1948 Cessna 140 lacked proper instrument training for the day's foul weather. The National Transportation Safety Board's probable cause report also noted the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering around a wind farm.
  • German Wind Farm Company Prokon Bankrupt

    01/30/2014 11:19:28 AM PST · by brookwood · 12 replies
    The Journal ^ | 1/23/14 | Geoffrey T. Smith
    German politicians are vowing tougher laws to protect investors following the collapse of a wind farm company that exposed investors to potential losses of €1.4 billion ($1.9 billion). Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the government will strengthen securities rules after Prokon Regenerative Energien GmbH firm filed for insolvency potentially leaving losses for about 70,000 private investors. Ms. Merkel has campaigned ardently for tighter regulation of global markets since the 2008 financial crisis. But the collapse of Prokon shines a light on weaknesses in securities rules closer to home.
  • Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds -- but haul oil and gas firms to court

    12/17/2012 7:05:06 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2012 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Lights left on during a foggy night last year at a West Virginia wind farm are thought to be behind the grizzly deaths of nearly 500 songbirds. It was the third time it happened -- and each time, the federal government looked the other way. ... “The playing field is not leveled,” American Bird Conservancy spokesman Bill Johns ... All they do now is go, ‘Whoops, my bad’ and it’s forgiven.” ... The wind sector has had an exemption from prosecution under two of America’s oldest wildlife-protection laws: the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Eagle Protection Act. A violation...
  • Massachusetts' largest wind energy farm nears completion in Florida (MA)

    12/04/2012 11:49:15 AM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    The Bay State’s largest wind energy farm is nearing completion. Gov. Deval Patrick and state Energy and state energy officials on Monday visited the 19-turbine Hoosac Wind Power project in the western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe. Officials say the wind farm on track to be completed by year’s end will produce enough power for more than 10,000 homes a year and offset about 64 million pounds of carbon dioxide released by traditional electrical generation. The project is also expected to generate about $6.8 million in tax revenue for the towns. But not all local residents are happy. Opponents...
  • Maryland House, Senate adjourn without revenue plan

    04/10/2012 9:02:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly adjourned Monday night after a chaotic closing session in which members failed to pass a set of proposed tax increases or a bill to expand gambling in the state. Lawmakers passed a balanced budget and hoped to pass accompanying bills raising income taxes and shifting teacher-pension costs onto counties, but they ran out of time before the assembly’s required midnight adjournment. The House attempted to extend the session by passing a resolution shortly before midnight, but the Senate did not address the measure in time. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said he was...
  • Maryland bills still to be settled: Budget, wind, casinos

    04/03/2012 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — With just a week left in the 2012 General Assembly session, lawmakers have hundreds of bills left to consider. But only a handful of proposals will get most of their attention. The House and Senate still must approve a joint version of the state budget, which they are required to do before adjourning Monday. Legislators also will consider bills that would implement offshore-wind energy and set up a referendum on whether to allow table games and a new casino in Prince George’s County. A conference committee of House and Senate representatives got to work Monday on hashing out...
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Wind farm partnership has Evanston officials hopeful

    03/31/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 17 replies
    Evanston officials hope that a partnership announced today among five Great Lakes states and several federal agencies could clear the murky regulatory waters that have made efforts to develop offshore wind farms on the Great Lakes difficult. Evanston began looking at such a project two years ago. “I think it’s terrific news, because I was told when I first started exploring wind turbines in the lake that no one would put them in the lake because there were no rules governing how to do it,” Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said. “So I’m delighted that five states made this pact and...
  • 'Best Article on Wind Farms You Will Ever Read'

    02/20/2012 5:41:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2012 | Jack McHugh
    That’s the verdict of British writer James Delingpole, in a blog posted in the Daily Telegraph, about an article by Kevin Myers published in the Irish Independent online version, brought to our attention by a Paul Chesser Facebook post. (Got all that? Ain’t the Internet grand?) Myers’ focus is on the potentially fatal results of European wind energy, should this form of green delusion be carried to its logical extreme, and the pure destruction of wealth its massive misallocation of resources already represents (imagine hundreds of Solyndras). Thanks to members of the Michigan House and Senate, since 2008 the same...
  • A New Hampshire Solyndra? Wind farm gets fed loan

    09/28/2011 4:54:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Union Leader ^ | September 27, 2011 | Editorial
    In the name of “green energy,” the Obama administration is using taxpayer money to subsidize a New Hampshire wind farm that is a subsidiary of a hugely profitable company. BAIF Granite Holdings was created earlier this year by Brookfield Renewable Power, which is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management of New York. That company, which runs clean energy operations around the world, has deep pockets. It reported net income of $454 million in 2009 and $3.2 billion in 2010. With that kind of backing, it is curious that the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would guarantee up to 80...
  • Grid Problems Trigger Rolling Wind-Farm Outages in Pacific Northwest

    09/18/2011 9:56:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 63 replies
    Forbes Energy ^ | 4/14/2011 @ 7:54PM | William Pentland
    The seemingly endless expansion of wind power production in the United States has pushed large parts of the nation’s electric grid to the limits of its abilities. Now, in the Pacific Northwest, the power grid is pushing back. Wind power producers in Oregon and Washington State are likely to be the first casualties claimed in the impending morass triggered by calls for reverse rolling power outages at wind farms to keep the regional transmission system operating smoothly. Needless to say, wind investors are pissssssssed.
  • Federal officials investigate (six golden) eagle deaths at DWP wind farm

    08/03/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/3/11 | Louis Sahagun
    Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. So far, no wind-energy company has been prosecuted by federal wildlife authorities in connection with the death of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. A prosecution in the Pine Tree case could cause some rethinking and redesigning of this booming alternative energy source. Facilities elsewhere also have been under scrutiny, according to a...
  • Wind farm ordered dismantled ( News from Spain )

    05/18/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Mark Duchamp writes in with this news from the Lerida, Autonomous Community (state) of Catalonia, Spain:A judge ordered the removal of 45 wind turbines on the grounds that planning laws were violated. There was no “general municipal plan” establishing a “reserva del suelo” – i.e. the land was not legally declared appropriate for the erection of wind turbines.The wind farm in the Serra del Tallat, located between Passanant i Belltall (Conca de Barbera) and Vallbona de les Monges (Urgell) ACN / Núria Torres Spanish Version:http://www.lavanguardia.com/medio-ambiente/20110517/54155159411/un-juez-de-lerida-ordena-desmantelar-un-parque-eolico-de-45-molinos.html English Version: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lavanguardia.com%2Fmedio-ambiente%2F20110517%2F54155159411%2Fun-juez-de-lerida-ordena-desmantelar-un-parque-eolico-de-45-molinos.html According to another article going back to January 22nd, Spanish architects from...
  • $450 Million in U.S. Stimulus Money Going To Reid And Obama Donor- Backed Chinese “Green” Company?

    12/11/2010 7:09:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/10 | Joseph A. Klein
    Kudos to MSNBC, the usually reliable Barack Obama cable network, for staying on top of a story getting little play by the mainstream press, and even by their ‘fair and balanced’ rivals over at Fox News. It seems that some of that Obama-Reid-Pelosi stimulus money, which was supposed to be used to help create jobs here at home, may be helping to stimulate the Chinese economy instead. This would be on top of the help that the Chinese would get competitively if Obama’s cap-and-trade proposals are ever enacted. As reported by MSNBC, top Democratic fundraisers, union supporters and lobbyists with...
  • Walnut schools would lose with TIF [Southwest Iowa]

    10/13/2010 8:59:48 AM PDT · by Grit · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Council Bluffs Nonpareil ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | Chad Nation
    County roads could benefit from tax incremental financing on wind generators in northeastern Pottawattamie County, but local school districts would be the loser, according to at least one Walnut school board member. Shannon Griffith, school board president for Walnut Community Schools, said he had concerns about the plan and personally feels that it should not go forward. “This is taking money from two school districts to perform road maintenance in the county,” he said. “It is not the proper use of TIF law as far as I’m concerned, and I have made contact with our school attorney to take a...
  • Google Helps Finance 'Superhighway' For Wind Power

    10/12/2010 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Debbi Wilgoren
    Internet search engine giant Google is investing in a mammoth project to build an underwater "superhighway for clean energy" that would funnel power from offshore wind farms to 1.9 million homes without overtaxing the already congested mid-Atlantic power grid, the company said.
  • Wind farm generates controversy in Mo. Senate race

    10/01/2010 12:35:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/1/10 | DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Writer
    Jefferson City, Mo. (AP) -- Fertilized with federal stimulus money, 100 new wind turbines have cropped up among the soybean fields of northwest Missouri, and they're generating some high-voltage sparks in Missouri's U.S. Senate race. That's because the Lost Creek Wind Farm, which received $107 million in stimulus money, was developed by a company run by Tom Carnahan — the younger brother of Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan and U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan. Vice President Joe Biden highlighted the project during a visit to Missouri in April 2009. Two weeks ago, the White House included it on a list of...
  • Rank and file Democratic congressman's brother dependent on Government grants for company's success

    09/30/2010 7:09:10 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2010 | Amanda Carey
    Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri is a rank-and-file Democrat. According to OpenCongress.org, he has voted with the Democratic Party 99 percent of the time since he assumed office in 2005, and was among those who consistently espoused the merits of the 2009 stimulus package. He has, in other words, been a good reliable Democrat for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. And it seems the obedience has not gone unnoticed. Earlier this month, the White House released a report entitled, “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.” Number 18 on the list is Lost Creek Wind Farm...
  • Mafia cash in on lucrative EU wind farm handouts, especially in Sicily

    09/05/2010 5:09:53 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 13 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05 Sep 2010 | Nick Squires and Nick Meo
    "It has been a matter of policy in the wind farm industry to make the financing of it both opaque and complicated," said Mr Etherington. "In all countries across Europe the customer is not told how much they are paying for it, and the whole financing of the industry is coming out of subsidy on electricity generation." .....Recent research by Kroll, the international corporate security firm, has discovered examples all over Europe of so-called "clean energy" schemes being used to to line criminals' pockets rather than save the planet. Some involve windmills that stand derelict or are simply never built,...
  • Environmentalists block road to Maine wind site

    07/07/2010 4:19:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 42 replies
    Seacoastonline.com ^ | July 06, 2010 | staff reporter
    STRATTON, Maine (AP) — A national environmental group says eight of its members who blocked the entrance to a western Maine wind power construction site have been escorted offsite and issued warnings. Maine Earth First! spokeswoman Emily Posner says about 50 people blocked the road to TransCanada's Kibby Mountain construction site Tuesday morning. TransCanada spokeswoman LeAnne LeBlanc says the protest was peaceful and work continues. TransCanada is building 22 wind turbines on mountains near where it's already built 22 turbines that are producing power. Maine Earth First! says projects like TransCanada's destroy mountaintops and don't offset fossil fuel use. Tuesday's...
  • A Windy Day in Camelot

    04/30/2010 4:28:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies · 718+ views
    American Spectator Blog ^ | 4-29-10 | Joseph Lawler
    First they lose the family throne, then word gets out that Patches was doing vodka shots after giving a talk on his history of substance abuse, and finally -- and most ignominiously -- the feds have approved a permit for a giant wind farm that will, horror of horrors, mar the ocean view at the Kennedy's Hyannis Port compound. How about this for a vituperative and wounded quote: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and nephew of the late senator, said the decision will cost Massachusetts taxpayers "billions of dollars" over the next two decades....snip... This battle is far...
  • Big blow to Kennedys

    04/29/2010 5:40:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies · 1,149+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4-29-10 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Ted Kennedy must be spinning in his grave! The Obama administration has given the green light for the nation's first offshore wind farm off the pristine coast of Cape Cod -- a surprise move in direct opposition to the wishes of the mighty Massachusetts political icon who helped propel the president to power. US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement yesterday in Boston, capping a nine-year federal review process that pitted the liberal Kennedy clan -- whose Hyannis Port compound is near the future wind farm -- against fellow Dems and some environmental groups. A month before he died,...
  • Europe's largest windfarm shut down after 14-tonne turbine blade snaps

    03/23/2010 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,327+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Europe's largest windfarm was shut down after a blade snapped off one of the huge turbines, operators said today. All 140 turbines at the Whitelee windfarm on Eaglesham Moor near Glasgow are being inspected by engineers following Friday's incident. ScottishPower Renewables said mechanical failure or a lightning strike could be to blame for the breakage, which it described as 'highly unusual'. The 150ft, 14-tonne, fibreglass blade broke off in the early hours in windy conditions and landed at the base of its tower.
  • Chortling At Chu

    03/12/2010 5:07:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 957+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Future Fuels: Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide. They don't qualify as an official group of victims, but carbon-Americans, as they have been called, did not have much to cheer about last week, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu addressed CERAWeek 2010, a premier industry conference hosted by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. With an economy struggling to regain sound footing, Chu advocated a starvation diet devoid of additional fossil fuels that are to remain under...
  • Wind Farms Could Raise Temperatures

    03/14/2010 5:36:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies · 866+ views
    TG Daily ^ | March 14, 2010 | Emma Woollacott
    Opponents of land-based wind farms have a new ally in the form of MIT. Researchers there say that, far from mitigating global warming, land-based wind turbines actually increase the temperature around them.With the US Department of Energy expecting wind power to account for a fifth of the US’s electricity supply by 2030, the team used a climate model to analyze the effects of millions of wind turbines on the climate. Such a massive deployment could indeed make a difference, they found - though not necessarily a welcome one. Ron Prinn, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, and principal research scientist Chien...
  • Stimulating Green Jobs For China

    02/11/2010 5:32:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 737+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: When even Chuck Schumer is upset with the White House, you know something's amiss. In this case, it's news that efforts to boost wind power with taxpayer stimulus dollars are filling foreign coffers and creating foreign jobs. According to the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Investment Act has been spent on wind power. The goal was to further energy independence while creating American jobs. It has done neither. Of the money spent, according to the report, nearly 80% has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. "In all...
  • Wind's Chill Factor

    01/26/2010 5:09:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,012+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: The government says wind power could supply the eastern half of the U.S. with a fifth of its electricity by 2024. Just don't try building wind farms where someone might see them. A claim is contained in a new study released by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and technically it might be true. But we've heard these overblown predictions before, and experience around the world with heavily subsidized alternative energy has not worked out well. The area in question, called the Eastern Interconnection, is a grid extending roughly from the western borders of the Plains states through...
  • Year of policy debate for Wyoming wind industry

    12/24/2009 5:02:15 PM PST · by This_far · 16 replies · 573+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 24, 2009 | MATT JOYCE
    CHEYENNE — Wind energy development in Wyoming garnered unprecedented attention this year as the state wrestled with regulation, taxation and environmental protection issues. Developers brought online about 400 megawatts of wind-generated energy in Wyoming in 2009, pushing the state's wind industry past the 1,000-megawatt capacity mark for the first time. Karyn Coppinger of the Wyoming Power Producers Coalition, a trade group, said 2009 was a pivotal year for the industry because of the state's attention to wind policy questions. During the 2009 session, the Legislature allowed a sales tax exemption for wind projects to sunset, and lawmakers created a task...
  • Judge halts W.Va. wind farm due to endangered bats

    12/09/2009 7:48:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,425+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 12/9/09 | AP
    Work on a West Virginia wind power project has been halted by a federal judge who sided with environmentalists' claim that the project would harm an endangered bat. U.S. District Judge Roger Titus issued the order Tuesday, citing potential harm to the federally endangered Indiana bat. John Stroud, co-chairman of one of the environmental groups that filed the lawsuit, Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy, said group members were "really delighted with the ruling." "We've been working on this for a while and the judge saw things our way, and we're really pleased," said Stroud, a rare book dealer who owns...
  • Change in the wind (Northwest energy)

    07/26/2009 3:03:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 303+ views
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | July 26, 2009 | David Lester
    The ebbs and flows of wind powe stress the Northwest power gridIn the space of one hour last month, electricity generated at wind farms in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge shot up by 1,000 megawatts -- enough to power some 680,000 homes. Less than an hour later, it plummeted almost as much. Sitting in front of 10 computer screens in a fifth-floor room of the federal Bonneville Power Administration headquarters in Portland, Kim Randolph had to react quickly. Working from a keyboard, she diverted millions of gallons of water away from massive turbines spinning in Columbia River...
  • Sarah Palin: Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap And Tax" Article

    07/16/2009 7:22:08 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 2,216+ views
    Facebook ^ | July 15, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap and Tax" Article Yesterday at 7:20pm The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and the political arm of George...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/16/2009 5:24:24 AM PDT · by DB9 · 9 replies · 1,555+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2009 | unknown (IBD editorial)
    Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org) By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • Pickens Says Wind Farm Delayed, Not Cancelled

    07/08/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies · 669+ views
    CNBC ^ | 7/8/2009 | Staff
    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Wednesday said he has delayed his plans to build the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, due to financing problems. AP Boone Pickens -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I didn't cancel it," Pickens said after a press conference on Capitol Hill. "Financing is tough right now and so it's going to be delayed a year or two." Reports on Tuesday said that Pickens had scrapped plans for the the wind farm. Pickens' company, Mesa Power, has already purchased over 600 wind turbines able to produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity for the first phase of...
  • Wind Farm Interference Showing Up on Doppler Radar

    07/07/2009 4:10:32 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 20 replies · 2,589+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 07-07-09 | National Weather Service
    Wind Farm Interference Showing Up on Doppler Radar During the last several years, New York State has been a leader in supporting the growth of wind energy. As a result of this effort, there have been several "wind farm" projects developed across the region. In western New York, some of the bigger projects include the towns of Sheldon, Wethersfield, Eagle/Bliss in Wyoming county. These farms are located between 20 miles and 35 miles directly southeast of the Weather Surveillance Doppler Radar located at the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga (KBUF) in northern Erie county. The towers are on top...
  • Wind farm 'kills Taiwanese goats'

    05/21/2009 9:01:40 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 486+ views
    bbc ^ | 21 May 2009
    A large number of goats in Taiwan may have died of exhaustion because of noise from a wind farm. A farmer on an outlying island told the BBC he had lost more than 400 animals after eight giant wind turbines were installed close to his grazing land. The Ministry of Agriculture says it suspects that noise may have caused the goats' demise through lack of sleep. The power company, Taipower, has offered to pay for part of the costs of building a new farmhouse elsewhere.
  • Anger at plans for [3,600 MW] nuclear power station to replace [3.5 MW] wind farm

    05/03/2009 5:05:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 28 April 2009 | Terry Macalister
    One of the oldest and most efficient wind farms in Britain is to be dismantled and replaced by a nuclear power station under plans drawn up by the German-owned power group RWE.The site at Kirksanton in Cumbria - home to the Haverigg turbines - has just been approved by the government for potential atomic newbuild in a move that has infuriated the wind power industry. Colin Palmer, founder of the Windcluster company, which owns part of the Haverigg wind farm, said he was horrified that such a plan could be considered at a time when Britain risks missing its green...
  • FAA's not ready to buy the farm (Ted Kennedy update)

    02/16/2009 1:01:49 PM PST · by pabianice · 4 replies · 452+ views
    The Federal Aviation Administration is saying “not yet” on the proposed wind farm project for Nantucket Sound, issuing a “Notice of Presumed Hazard” Feb 13. “Initial findings of this study indicate that the structure as described exceeds obstruction standards and/or would have an adverse physical or electromagnetic interference effect upon navigable airspace or air navigation facilities,” the FAA notice issued Feb. 13 reads. “Pending resolution of the issues described below, the structure is presumed to be a hazard to air navigation.” As a “presumed” hazard, Cape Wind will have the opportunity to show the project does not exceed FAA thresholds....
  • Wind Farm Off Cape Cod Clears Hurdle

    01/17/2009 12:15:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,000+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/09 | Abby Goodnough
    BOSTON — A federal agency said Friday that the nation’s first offshore wind farm, proposed for the waters off Cape Cod, posed no serious environmental threat, bringing it a major step closer to fruition. Homeowners and boaters on the cape, including Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, have fought the project for eight years, saying it would hurt wildlife, fishing and tourism and spoil the beauty of Nantucket Sound. Opponents have sued to stop the project, known as Cape Wind, and more challenges are certain, keeping the path to construction bumpy despite what supporters on Friday called a crucial...
  • Strong breeze ahead: N.J. considers boosting wind farm program

    11/26/2008 2:01:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 344+ views
    star ledger ^ | 10.03.08 | Tom Johnson
    With two neighboring states having recently approved massive offshore wind farm projects, the Corzine administration is considering expanding New Jersey's future reliance on wind power as a clean source of energy. The state's draft energy master plan currently calls for developing 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2020 -- enough to power nearly 1 million homes -- but that target is expected to double and possibly even triple when the administration finalizes the plan later this month, according to three people who have been briefed on the administration's thinking. A spokesman for the Corzine administration declined to comment. Wind...
  • R.I. sets course to map its waters for wind farms

    09/23/2008 6:56:38 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Prov Journal ^ | 9/23/2008 | PETER B. LORD
    R.I. sets course to map its waters for wind farms 01:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 BY PETER B. LORD Journal Environment Writer As coastal states race to build the country’s first offshore wind farms, it is clear that Rhode Island is following a unique path. The state has recruited a battery of oceanographers, engineers and other experts at the University of Rhode Island in an unprecedented $3.2-million effort to map and zone state and federal coastal waters to determine the best locations for turbines. Nearly 50 people from URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences, the...
  • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing?

    07/08/2008 12:12:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies · 127+ views
    online.barrons.com ^ | By MIKE HOGAN
    Finding direction in wind. T. BOONE PICKENS KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THE ENERGY business, and right now he's really, really into wind. His private firm, Mesa Power, is buying leases in the American heartland for a massive wind-power project whose first phase includes about 700 windmills on 400,000 acres near Pampa, Tex. By its completion in 2014, Pampa should be the world's largest wind farm, generating enough electricity to light 1.3 million homes. The legendary Texas oil man isn't alone. Some $9 billion of new wind projects boosted U.S. wind-power-generation capacity 46% last year. That, says a U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Wind-energy broker drops certification

    02/24/2008 2:57:13 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 276+ views
    daily camera ^ | February 24, 2008 | Laura Snider
    Clean and Green no longer gets "Green-e" stamp of approval. In dozens of shops and restaurants around Boulder, customers can find signs proclaiming "This Business Is Wind Powered" above the logo for local company Clean and Green. The whole idea may strike some customers as counter-intuitive -- after all, where are the windmills? Clearly, not on the roof, not in the yard and not even in the city limits. It's possible the windmills aren't even in Colorado. Clean and Green is one of many brokers in the United States selling renewable energy credits, or RECs, which allow customers with no...
  • Britain: Wind farms ‘a threat to national security’

    02/03/2008 6:16:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 164+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/04/08 | Magnus Linklater and Dominic Kennedy
    Wind farms ‘a threat to national security’ Magnus Linklater and Dominic Kennedy Ambitious plans to meet up to a third of Britain’s energy needs from offshore wind farms are in jeopardy because the Ministry of Defence objects that the turbines interfere with its radar. The MoD has lodged last-minute objections to at least four onshore wind farms in the line of sight of its stations on the east coast because they make it impossible to spot aircraft, The Times has learnt. The same objections are likely to apply to wind turbines in the North Sea, part of the massive renewable...
  • Study finds strong winds off Lake Erie for turbine project

    01/11/2008 11:32:50 AM PST · by Uncledave · 30 replies · 113+ views
    Plain Dealer ^ | 1/11/2007 | Tom Breckenridge
    Study finds strong winds off Lake Erie for turbine project Friday, January 11, 2008 Tom Breckenridge Plain Dealer Reporter Lake Erie winds are the strong est recorded anywhere in Ohio, good news for city leaders exploring whether Cleveland could be an interna tional hub for offshore wind power. A two-year study of wind off downtown Cleveland's shoreline found average speeds markedly stronger than those already turning wind turbines in Bowling Green, the nonprofit Green Energy Ohio reported Thursday. GEO's report is timely. On Tuesday, Cuyahoga County commissioners approved a $1 million study that will look at the costs and challenges...