All posts tagged "economics of wind"

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    Study on turbine lifespan 'just more anti-wind propaganda'

    This article by Julian Scola is cross-posted from the European Wind Energy Association blog. The anti-wind energy Renewable Energy Foundation yesterday published an “anonymously peer-reviewed” study by wind energy critic Professor Gordon Hughes (author of ‘The myth of green jobs’ and ‘Why wind energy is so expensive’) claiming that the economic life...

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    Fact check: American Tradition Institute’s Taylor and Tanton blowing smoke on wind incentive

    The Washington Times, which has carried many anti-wind columns over the past year, published another recently, filled with the usual errors, by George Taylor and Tom Tanton of the American Tradition Institute (ATI) concerning a recent report they have authored for ATI. Wind energy’s primary incentive, the production tax credit (PTC), has...

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    AWEA honors Alabama Power for using wind power to save dollars for Southeastern customers

    Alabama Power took honors from AWEA for "Outstanding Commercial Achievement" recently as a result of its work with TradeWind Energy in helping to bring cost-effective wind power to the Southeast. The utility is purchasing wind power from Kansas-based TradeWind. AWEA presented the award before over 400 leaders of the U.S. wind energy...

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    Lesser misstates facts at Heritage-Exelon anti-wind briefing

    Economist Jonathan Lesser, who authored a recent report on wind power for Exelon Corp. as part of its campaign against the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), made a number of misstatements about wind at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by Exelon and the Heritage Foundation. As the late Senator Daniel...

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    Opinion: Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

    This article by Jeff L. Fox originally appeared in the Billings (Mont.) Gazette November 10, and is reprinted with permission of the author. “It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ”• Henry Ford PPL’s announcement that it will mothball...

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    First Wind's Bull Hill project now on line, highlights wind power's affordability

    First Wind has another Maine wind farm under its belt, and it’s a project that once again highlights wind power’s ability to save utility customers money. The just-finished, 34-MW Bull Hill Wind project in Hancock County has entered commercial operations, the company announced. Bull Hill Wind features 19 Vestas V100 1.8-MW wind...

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    Fact check: Exelon-funded report inflates wind integration costs

    A so-called economic study on wind power being circulated by Exelon Corp. contains some serious errors.   The report, prepared by Jonathan Lesser of Continental Economics, says wind integration costs are five times higher than they actually are.  The real total integration cost for wind is under $100 million, which works out...

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    Fact check: Reason Foundation FAIL on wind and emissions

    A number of fossil fuel-funded groups recently set out to attack wind energy by paying for a new report (http://reason.org/news/show/the-limits-of-wind-power) claiming wind energy is difficult to integrate onto the utility system and doesn’t provide the expected benefits. The only problem? The Reason Foundation’s analysis ended up producing results that contradict those claims...

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    Alabama Power 'doubles down' on wind

    New agreement bumps company into lead for renewable purchases among Southeast utilities Alabama Power Co. said recently that it has received approval from the Alabama Public Service Commission to purchase more electricity from Midwestern wind projects. A new purchase of electricity from Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, LLC, the firm said, mirrors one...

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    New study: Wind power can save Midwestern consumers between $3 billion and $9.5 billion annually by 2020

    Economic analysis finds households would save $65 – $200 per year if more wind were added to the power mix; savings far exceed cost of new transmission to tap wind in the Midwest WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Adding more wind power to the electric utility system could reduce wholesale market prices by more...

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