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Save an eagle

http://elkodaily.com/news/opinion/letter-wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds/article_cbb317d4-95b1-11e2-8aa6-001a4bcf887a.html This is a link to a letter to the editor of an Elko newspaper telling everyone how benign wind energy is.  “Only 200,000 birds” whacked annually by turbines.  No fines either.  Just fine the evil oil companies.  It’s their fault.  If they hadn’t put all that nasty CO2 in the air we wouldn’t need […]

A Look at Wind and Money

I read a comment last week that said wind energy was so much more altruistic than oil. These companies care about future generations, unlike Big Oil, which gets government subsidies and won’t “pay it’s fair share”. Is that true? Certainly not for the biggest wind energy companies. Many utility companies have negative tax rates (from […]

What direction?

I have been away from this blog for a while because I am uncertain which direction wind plants are going.  Our president wants more tax revenue and loopholes closed, but gave wind a huge handout.  How does one figure out a response to this totally irrational behaviour?  Money is given to an industry that does […]

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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.