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Dan’s Mountain – Be really careful!

About 15 miles down the road a “wind farm” Developer wants to place industrial size wind turbines on a beautiful little spot in Western Maryland named Dan’s Mountain. As you might expect, some of the local citizens are upset and … Continue reading

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Botetourt County: so basically, just shut up!

Have fun following this: APEX Clean Energy is interested in building an industrial wind project in Botetourt County, Virginia. As a result, Botetourt County Supervisors were inspired to write an ordinance to protect all county citizens from the wind industry’s … Continue reading

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For industrial wind developers, silence is gold(en)!

Its common practice for companies to hire celebrities to promote their products – everything from razor blades to cars to pizza.  There’s a lot of competition out there and celebrities claiming a product is their favorite often persuades consumers to … Continue reading

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Time to focus

For anyone wishing to educate themselves about Industrial Wind, beyond the information made available by the wind industry’s well financed AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), there are excellent sites which continue to provide news, information and studies.  These are operated … Continue reading

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“crash course in sustainable wind energy”

“in fact, this could be the first “net-zero” building in Coos County. That means all of the energy needed to operate the museum and aquarium is expected to be generated on site. No offense, but with all such claims … … Continue reading

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Too much CO2? Well, stuff it!

A couple of weeks ago over at Anthony Watts’ fine site there appeared a cautionary post by Eric Worrall regarding carbon sequestration.  Be sure to read his full and very interesting piece – 1 million tons of pressurised CO2 stored beneath … Continue reading

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Green Policy: “probably unnecessary, certainly ineffectual and ruinously expensive”

A very interesting discussion presented without comment. Please visit panel moderator Piers Corbyn, Astrophysicist, long range weather forecaster, and campaigner, at Climate Realists and also subscribe to his YouTube channel.  

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Climate Etc. – understanding the cost of renewables

Climate Etc. readers requested a post on “the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.” According to the author of the excellent analysis, “the major takeaway is that … Continue reading

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Another case of the green chicken coming home to roost?

You just knew it had to come: “With just a 48-hour notice delivered by a personal phone call to Ms. Merkel on a Saturday, the CEO of E.ON, the largest German and European power producer, let it be known that … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m not that stupid!

I make no apologies for this post, which may appear, by Allegheny Treasures standards, somewhat off topic. To the contrary, this post has everything to do with the effort made in this little blog to call for an open and … Continue reading

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