Posts Tagged ‘wind power’

Bonneville Power Administration Forced to Shut Down Wind Power

The land of federal subsidies is a strange place, where often the ideals and agendas of political leaders conflict with actual economic realities. Take, for instance, the problem facing Pacific Northwest energy company Bonneville Power. Tax incentives, such as the United States Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit, have led to the creation of a large [...]

The Wind Stops Blowing in the U.K as Geothermal Heats up in Canada

It appears the momentum gained by the wind energy industry over the last few years is beginning to slow, at least in the U.K. U.K analysts are suggesting that by 2013, the installation of offshore wind farms will drop 93%. The slump is being predicted by an equal drop in sales of equipment used to [...]

The winds of climate-change

A new MIT analysis may serve to temper enthusiasm about wind power, at least at very large scales. Ron Prinn, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, and principal research scientist Chien Wang of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, used a climate model to analyze the effects of millions of wind turbines that would [...]

Former OPA head has the right idea

This is an oldie but a goodie.  The fifth estate did a story in 2008 entitled  “The Gospel of Green”.  The piece basically praises the renewable movement in Germany under the divine supervision of Hermann Scheer or as he has been aptly nicknamed  ‘Europe’s Al Gore’.  The piece then goes on to question the conventional [...]

A natural progression?

A recent Toronto Star editorial this past weekend has brought to light the elements of uncertainty with the future of Ontario’s energy supply. Last week the province announced it will spend $300 million to keep the Pickering nuclear station afloat for another 10 years. The aging Pickering nuclear facility is scheduled to close by 2020 [...]

Following Germany to Dunceville

As Ontario politicians continue to promote the Green Energy Act and its perceived, but yet unproven advantages. As Brad Duguid, the newly appointed Minister of energy and Infrastructure has been actively promoting the Green Energy Act (GEA) and its Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program in the Ontario news outlets, websites such as Wind Concerns Ontario, a [...]

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