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Misplaced Faith In Wind Energy

Unless Massachusetts residents take on the challenge, they will see millions of dollars transferred from their pockets through higher prices for electricity and taxes to the pockets of companies that own wind farms. Billions of capital investment dollars will be spent on projects that produce tiny amounts of electricity, electricity that is unreliable and low in quality and value.
14 Dec 2005

LIPA Responds To Comments- Critics Continue To Question Wind Farm

With some local fishery officials labeling the situation as “David vs. Goliath,” the Long Island Power Authority, in partnership with Florida Power and Light, issued responses to the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding approximately 1,000 comments from those both for and against the proposed offshore wind park project.
14 Dec 2005

County EDA receives towers to assess wind

Within the next week, the Winona County Economic Development Authority (EDA) could be the proud recipient of two meteorological towers on loan from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, according to EDA member Anne Morse. A meteorological tower, or “met tower,” is typically a structure between forty and fifty meters tall that provides a setting for an anemometer, a device that gauges wind.
12 Dec 2005

Environmental group wins grant for HCA wind turbine

The state Department of Environment Protection Energy Harvesting grant will be combined with others to build an electricity-generating wind turbine to power the Hazleton City Authority’s water filtration plant, said Thomas Tuffey, director of PennFuture’s Center for Energy, Enterprise and the Environment.
11 Dec 2005

German Experiences with Wind Power

"In order to guarantee reliable electricity supplies when wind farms produce little or no power,e.g. during periods of calm or storm-related shutdowns, traditional power station capacities must be available as a reserve. This means that wind farms can only replace traditional power station capacities to a limited degree."
11 Dec 2005

Wind Energy and Idaho Falls

43 wind turbins on a mountainside are by definition a scarring of Idaho's natural beauty, and one would think that before such a facility would be approved it would be brought before the public.
7 Dec 2005

Gold rush of wind won't pan out

Industrialized wind is the current "gold rush" for big energy, and like every gold rush, we'll be left with ghost towns, broken promises and tainted landscapes. Why would we rape our vistas, kill migrating birds, disrupt wildlife habitat, create visual and noise pollution, and destroy our children's heritage without investigating other options? Why are we ignoring conservation? The answer is simple: follow the money.
7 Dec 2005

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