Tag Archives: Wind power

Offshore wind and diesel APS

Not mentioned in wind power discussions is the need for an auxiliary power  supply (APS) when the turbines are connected to the grid.  Continue reading

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White Elephants in the North Sea

Germany’s flagship off-shore wind project, BARD 1, hasn’t operated since going online in August 2013 because of technical problems. Continue reading

Federal Agency Undermining State Offshore Wind Plans, Backers Say

Hmmm… clean energy type don’t like the federal interference either. Continue reading

Robert Bradley Jr.: Windpower Layoffs Making PTC Extension Increasingly Moot

“The spate of layoffs that wind industry advocates have warned about has accelerated in recent weeks, with workers losing their jobs in key wind states such as Iowa and Colorado in a trend expected to continue at least into next year.” – Nick Juliano, “Wind Layoffs Mostly Hitting Constituents of PTC Supporters,” Greenwire, August 29, 2012. Continue reading

North Holland Bans Wind Turbines

The province of North Holland has decided to stop building new wind turbines. There will be a total ban on new wind turbines by the end of the year, according to deputy Mr Bond. He says that large wind turbines do not fit into the province’s landscape. The decision is a setback for about twenty planned wind projects in North Holland which will not be approved. Full story (in Dutch)

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Mary Kay Barton: U.S. Public Interest Groups Fighting Windpower

The grassroots rebellion against the government-created industrial wind industry grows apace. MasterResource has given voice to a number of us engaged in this volunteer ecological fight, to which we are grateful. Continue reading

Dutch analysis finds wind power is a ‘money pit with virtually no merit of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving’

A Dutch analysis finds that wind energy reduces emissions and fossil fuel use by a maximum of only 1.6% compared to directly generating energy from fossil fuels. Continue reading