All posts tagged "Wind Energy"

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    Danish wind power and carbon emissions cuts

    Guest blog by John B. Cadogan, Ph.D. The issue of wind energy's contribution to Denmark's electric supply arose in response to an op-ed by Robert Bryce in Sunday's Washington Post in which Bryce alleged that the displacement of carbon dioxide emissions in Denmark by wind energy was a myth. The Huffington Post...

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    Anti-wind study funded by…surprise!…U.S. fossil group

    Last year, a research company in Denmark produced a controversial report that questioned the credibility of the Danish wind industry, particularly claims that wind energy reduces carbon emissions. The report raised eyebrows because the Danes are really good at wind energy–for example, they have come up with a system of power shifting...

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    Wind Turbine Sound: The Neighbors Speak

    A story on the new wind farms that have sprung up in western Indiana during the past two years provides a useful perspective on the sometimes-mentioned issue of wind turbine sound: Quote : And when it comes to noise, nobody seems to take issue. "I don't hear them at all," said Charlene...

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    KATU-TV swallows fossil-fuel line on wind

    Last Thursday, Portland TV station KATU failed the most elementary principles of journalism by biting hook, line, and sinker and taking a fossil-fuel industry front group’s false and misleading statements about wind energy at face value. The news story begins by claiming that concerns about wind energy “have been raised by some.”...

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    The wind doesn't blow all the time…for the umpteenth time

    Here's a quote from a blog on a website hosted by SNL interaactive, written by Bill Burson: Quote : The main problem is the wind doesn't blow all the time, and the backup generation necessary when the wind stops blowing can generate more pollution than what was saved originally. Public Service Co....

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    Another wind power mark falls in Texas

    Texas, which has far outdistanced other states in building wind farms and will likely widen its lead still further over the next few years, set a record Friday (March 5) for instantaneous wind generation, as detailed by Kate Galbraith in the New York Times Green Inc. blog. The record mark, 6,272 megawatts...

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    NY Times recites wind integration myths

    Haphazardly dropped into the middle of an interesting and otherwise technically accurate New York Times article about a new type of solar power plant are a couple of paragraphs of unsubstantiated nonsense on the topic of wind energy integration. The only source for the “information” in these paragraphs appears to have been...

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    WINDPOWER 2010 in Dallas: Registration is open

    Are you planning to come to WINDPOWER 2010 in Dallas in May? You can register on line. Take advantage of early registration discounts until March 29. Into the Wind will be there!  

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    It's a snow job on wind from ABC News

    Last night, while the world was busy with real news, ABC News presented a fictional account of how the Obama Administration's Recovery Act was being used to ship jobs overseas. Apparently no one at ABC or American University, which sponsored the bogus reporting directly to ABC, understands the way the global economy...

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    Inexpensive and predictable

    Yesterday, the Amarillo Globe-News carried an opinion piece by Public Utilities Commission of Texas Chair Barry Smitherman on how Texas has become a national leader in wind power and how expanding transmission is needed. Two readers posted negative comments, one on costs and the other on a variety of complaints. Here is...

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