Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for October 14, 2010

Items of interest:

1:A must read from Lisa Linowes

Offshore Wind: DOE’s Reality Challenge – MasterResource

2:”Denmark itself has also already tried being a green-energy innovator; it led the world in embracing wind power. The results are hardly inspiring. Denmark’s wind industry is almost completely dependent on taxpayer subsidies, and Danes pay the highest electricity rates of any industrialised nation.”

First do the research, then make deep carbon cuts – The Australian

3:Things that make you scratch your head:

Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t – Watts Up With That?

4-“After reviewing the materials in the table, we arrived at our current understanding of wind turbine noise and its impact on the host community and its residents. The review showed that some residents living as far as 3 km (2 miles) from a wind farm complain of sleep disturbance from the noise.”

Guidelines for Selecting Wind Turbine Sites – Pandora’s Box of Rocks

5-Poll – 87% of US citizens want more wind power.  32% are actually willing to pay for it!  Does that mean US Citizens would rather have US Taxpayers pick up the tab?  Sounds logical to me!

U.S., Europe back wind farms but split on nuclear power – USA Today

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