Category Archives: Industrial Wind and Local Governments

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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“Go on, take the money and run!”

“Even while accepting Arkansas state taxpayer subsidies (millions), (German owned wind turbine manufacturer) Nordex officials said they needed more certainty of additional federal subsidies to keep their production facility open.” _________________________________________ When will we ever learn? _________________________________________  

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Not so warm and fuzzy in Mineral County WV

Readers recalling that I’m going to pay attention to items a little closer to home might wonder why I find this snippet from a Business Week article interesting:  “Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), the Indian wind-turbine maker seeking an extension on … Continue reading

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The noise from these windmills is so great that it is impossible to live near them.

Mr. Richard Braithwaite, of Keyser, WV, is one of several families negatively impacted by the Pinnacle industrial wind project.  The project, owned by Edison Mission Energy, is located along a ridgeline on Green Mountain, above Keyser,WV.  The project is scheduled … Continue reading

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Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”

A year ago, almost to the day, I led a post with one of my Dad’s favorite lines:  “Write it down on a block of ice!”  He’d say that to me when I’d suggest he’d be getting a bill for … Continue reading

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Confused in West Virginia

Two years ago, when David Friend, CEO of US WindForce LLC testified before the WV Public Service Commission, he was asked to describe Edison’s relationship with the Pinnacle wind project currently under construction on the Allegheny Front above Keyser, West … Continue reading

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Open letter: Pinnacle wind farm benefits

Dear State and Local Official representing Mineral County, West Virginia, Subject: Pinnacle Wind project – focus on jobs, economic development and tax revenue. After a grand skirmish on both sides, the rising towers make it clear the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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Camp Allegheny Battlefield Nominated for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Sites Listing

The Highlanders for Responsible Development (HRD) has released the following statement to the press: Threatened by Wind Turbines: Camp Allegheny Nominated for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Sites Listing of the National Trust for Historic Preservation ———————————————————————————————————– May 15, 2011  … Continue reading

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Incentives: the wind industry’s Happy Hour

“Happy Hour” is a marketing ploy used to draw new patrons to your bar and, obviously, to keep your loyals loyal.  One dollar beers, a few pigs in a blanket and extra special pretzels (the kind with lots of salt … Continue reading

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Lisa Linowes: “California gets it right”

Our thanks to Lisa Linowes of the Industrial Wind Action Group for the following excellent editorial  summarizing the impact of the California Administrative Law Judge’s recent proposed decision regarding sale of the Manzana wind project to be sited in southern CA by … Continue reading

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