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Articles worth checking out

http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm/11491/Higher-Energy-Prices-Are-Coming-Energy-Shortages-Are-Coming   (Marita Noon on “renewable” energy) http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-280.html (Cato Institute/Robert L. Bradley Jr article on not renewable and not green, from 1997) http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/wind-turbine-starts-fire-near-tehachapi.html (California turbine fire) http://thegwpf.org/energy-news/6336-south-africas-fracking-moratorium-leads-to-new-coal-plants-a-rising-co2-emissions.html (site is not totally up due to hacking  but check it later) http://www.masterresource.org/2012/08/aea-freedom-market-energy-bus-tour/  (Master Resource article on energy freedom) http://news.consumerreports.org/home/2012/08/results-of-consumer-reports-wind-turbine-tests.html  (an enlightening look at home wind turbines) http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/maritanoon/2012/05/13/wind_energy_the_next_green_blackhole/page/full/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/05/sueing-us-government-climate  […]

Highly funded wind opponents

This is a presentation inspired by my piece, “The True Deniers” and the claims of massive funding for wind opponents :

The Numbers in Wind Energy

Today I am looking at Americans and their very strange math abilities. While watching a campaign commercial for Obama, I realized why “capacity factor” in wind is regarded as the reality of power produced, even thought actual electrical generation falls far below that. When Americans speak of taxes, there is a tendency to speak of […]

The True Deniers

Today is was brought to my attention the Sierra Club has a really nifty glossy booklet explaining all about “deniers” and “wind warriors” with ties to the fuel industry.  Once again, there is an insistence that fossil fuel industry (yes, they still use that antiquated term–never mind abiotic oil is reaching mainstream science) has to […]

Checking out a coal mine turned wind power plant

Glenrock Wind Plant We drove out to check out the Glenrock Wind Farm, built on the site of a reclaimed coal mine. Unlike the Casper Wind Farm, which is said to be built on an old refinery site but actually in on refinery land because the refinery was in town and you can’t put earth-friendly […]

Wolsten

Wandering Words

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.