Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for September 13, 2010 (Updates throughout the day.)

Items of interest:

1-First of the new Jon Boone series is up – A MUST READ!

OVERBLOWN: Windpower on the Firing Line (Part 1) – MasterResource

2-Sinovel’s remarkable growth – visionary entrepreneur, favorable government policies and “foreign-made machines that would serve as “blueprints”

Dreamlike ascent for wind power’s newest star: How did Sinovel skyrocket in just five years? – MarketWatch

3-“The whole world is nuking up while the USA is nuking down.  This nation will have a real energy crisis if the current trend continues.

Wasting Clean, Cheap Power – American Thinker

4-And now that the “rascals” have arrived back in DC, this is well worth a second read:

Forcing Consumers to Buy Renewable Energy – Congress pretends to solve an energy crisis – Reason.com

5-Small wonder when “as much as 80 percent of some green programs, including $2.3 billion of manufacturing tax credits, went to foreign firms that employed workers primarily in countries including China, South Korea and Spain, rather than in the United States.

‘Green’ jobs no longer golden in stimulus – Renewablesbiz (tip of the hat to Frank O’Hara of the AFA)

6-“It seems that the more “free” electricity we have, the higher its cost. My utility bill includes a charge that makes me pay for the expensive “green” toys producing expensive, unpredictable, and poor-quality power.”

Half-way to Doubling Renewable Energy – Energy Tribune (Thanks to Jon Boone)

7-Some serious logic offered by Bruce Everett, a homeowner in Chatham, (Massachusetts) who teaches energy economics at the Fletcher School at Tufts.

Wind turbines a poor investment – Free Republic

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