Category Archives: Wind Power Reliability Factor

“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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Courtesy of the wind: power blackouts.

This is interesting:  “Germany faces frequent power blackouts because too much ‘green electricity’ is being pumped onto the grid.” Yep!  According to Deutsche Welle,  “in extreme cases, wind turbines and conventional power plants in eastern Germany produce three to four … Continue reading

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Industrial wind and the grid

A recent post at EPAW (European Platform Against Windfarms) reminded me of this excellent presentation from our friends at Wind Concerns Ontario. Industrial Wind Turbines and the Grid:  A Bad Fit:

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Home wind turbines – caveat emptor!

While catching up on emails, I found this gem from our friend Fran Kunz: Wind turbines at Boston’s Museum of Science produce less electricity than expected While we at Allegheny Treasures don’t discuss the home market, this is a telling … Continue reading

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“we show that it becomes doubtful whether wind energy results in any fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction. What remains are the extra investments in wind energy”

Roger Pielke Sr’s Climate Science blog offers an excellent guest post by Dr. C. (Kees) Le Pair. The wind industry cannot be pleased with this analysis. Read the full post here:  Guest Post On Wind Energy By Dr. C. (Kees) … Continue reading

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American Thinker: It’s Not Blowing In The Wind

Courtesy of American Thinker February 01, 2010 It’s Not Blowing In The Wind By Brian Sussman A push in the U.S. Senate for an alternative to proposed “cap and trade” legislation began in earnest on the day of the Massachusetts special … Continue reading

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Industrial wind – the perfect energy solution for 1810.

Matthew Wald’s commentary in the New York Times suggests “Expanding Use of Wind Power Feasible, but May Be Costly.”  He writes that “Wind could replace coal and natural gas for 20 to 30 percent of the electricity used in the … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Generation in Ontario

Every now and then I just like to stick this to the front of the posts.  Because you see, “Ontario is on the forefront of wind in Canada with almost 1,100 MW of installed capacity on the transmission grid.”  Check … Continue reading

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Wind produces “practically no electricity during cold snap.” Another wake up call from our friends overseas – is anyone listening?????

From the UK Telegraph: “Wind farms produced ‘practically no electricity’ during Britain’s cold snap – Wind farms produced “practically no electricity” during the cold snap which manufacturers’ groups say could lead to severe winter energy shortages.” By Rowena Mason Published: … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: “German Wind Farm Growth Threatens Power Grid, Handelsblatt Says “

(Image courtesy of Windtoons) Bloomberg Article By Nicholas Comfort Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — The expansion of wind farms in Germany is threatening the country’s power grid with unpredictable output, Handelsblatt reported, citing data supplied to the Federal Network Agency. Vattenfall … Continue reading

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