All posts tagged "wind power"

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    Fact check: Bryce omits mention of fossil fuel subsidies

    In his latest attack on renewable energy, Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute incorrectly characterizes the 1603 tax credit program extension as a Congressional bailout. Bryce conveniently forgets to mention that our government's permanent subsidies for fossil fuel generation greatly outweigh the small, short-lived incentives provided for wind energy. Wind energy...

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    Scientists, doctor weigh in on wind and health

    This past week saw two strong public statements on the sound emitted by wind turbines and the broader (positive) public health effects of wind energy. The first article, largely concerned directly with wind turbine sound, appeared in the Oregonian and was authored by Robert McCunney, Robert Dobie, and David Lipscomb. McCunney is...

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    Policies to build a domestic wind industry

    AWEA CEO Denise Bode offers thoughts in today’s National Journal energy blog on the policy ingredients needed for America to build a strong, competitive wind turbine manufacturing industry.  

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    Illinois study positive on property values

    A new study of property values on land near a major wind farm in Illinois has come up with some interesting findings. Broadly summarized, the study finds that property values were negatively affected before the wind farm was built, but rebounded after it was in place. The study thus adds to a...

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    Power Hungry? Or just on a low-fact diet?

    Over the weekend I had the misfortune of reading Power Hungry by Robert Bryce. Mr. Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Washington think tank that receives a significant amount of funding from the oil and gas industry. Based on the sheer number of incorrect and misleading claims the...

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    War against cost-saving super grid

    The New York Times's Matt Wald reports in his blog today on a seemingly surprising coalition of utilities and elected officials that opposes expansion of the nation's electric transmission system. In our view, expressed by Manager of Transmission Policy Michael Goggin, the truth is far less surprising–it's a group of companies using...

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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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