Wind it up
But before you go all wacky for wind power, certain opposition groups like the Industrial Wind Action Group and National Wind Watch want you to hear their side of the story.
Their claims are more than just not-in-my-backyard, wet-blanket-complaints. They believe the wind energy industry is spinning lies along with the turbines, luring large public subsidies for a system that is, at best, secondary to fossil fuels.
July 7, 2008
by John Steele
in Philidelphia Weekly
Are Delaware and New Jersey exploring alternative energy solutions Pennsylvania should be looking at?
While the debate about offshore drilling continues to underscore the environmental policies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, Philadelphia's neighbors to the south and east are planning for a different kind of offshore energy.
Last week Delmarva Power signed a contract with Bluewater Wind-one of the largest wind energy firms in the country-to build offshore wind farms that, according to Bluewater, would power more than 110,000 homes.
The contract, which was signed on June 23, commits Delmarva Power to 200 megawatts-enough to power 50,000... [continue via Web link]