Posts Tagged ‘Real’

Energy jobs reports say solar dominates coal, but wind is the real winner

Two updated energy jobs reports have been released, and they paint a picture of how the last year has affected different energy sectors. The news is good for wind and natural gas. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind projects offer real benefit to this area

Perry White's Jan. 29 commentary, “A Road Map for Wind Farm Opposition,” is disheartening in that he assumes all readers want to oppose wind projects. Look to the town of Sheldon where residents paid zero local taxes for eight years because wind revenue funded the entire town budget. View full post on Wind Power News

Doing my part in a time of real crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected, including staff and volunteers of non-governmental organization WindAid Institute based in the city of Trujillo. In Peru, many villages are, in actual fact, not connected to the electricity grid; this is due in large part to the fact that conditions are often ideal for small scale wind […]

Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market

Complaints about ‘green crap’ have been a convenient excuse for governments unable or unwilling to intervene and cap suppliers’ prices Last week, photographs of wind turbines were once again juxtaposed with headlines about rising energy prices. The cause on this occasion was no less pre-eminent a body than a Lords committee, comprising former chancellor Norman […]

Wind, solar energy real options for Canada’s remote Arctic communities

The Raglan Mine's wind turbine in Quebec. A new study says bringing solar and wind energy to remote Arctic communities is not only environmentally beneficial, but it will also mean big savings. View full post on Wind Power News

Colleyville Man Gets 15 Years in Real Prison for Selling Not Real Wind Farm

Buying into a Texas wind farm sounds like a good idea. Texas investors have dumped more than $7 billion into the technology and the state’s wind farms generate more than 12,000 megawatts of electricity per year. View full post on Wind Power News

Symbolic Politics, the Keystone Pipeline, and Climate Policy in the Real World

From burying a car at the first Earth Day to the campaign to ban the Keystone Pipeline, U.S. environmentalists have long demonstrated an affinity for symbolic politics. We obviously knew that one buried car wouldn’t stop air pollution, and any reasoned analysis would acknowledge that stopping one pipeline would not eliminate global warming. View full […]

real infrastructure investment …..

Costa Rica has almost reached its goal of an energy mix based solely on renewable sources, harnessing solar, wind and geothermal power, as well as the energy of the country’s rivers. In April, the state electricity company, ICE , announced that in 2015, 97 percent of the country’s energy supply would come from clean sources. […]

Windfarm weirdness syndrome is real. Just look at our national ‘debate’ | Ketan Joshi

While Pacific Hydro’s report doesn’t prove the reality of ‘wind turbine syndrome’, it does show how windfarms irritate people in unique ways Windfarms irritate people in unique ways. It’s something I’ve paid keen attention to since I started out in the wind industry as a data analyst. The machines seem to provoke a discussion far […]

Real power from my Backyard Wind Turbine

Tonight we got some pretty serious winds and I hooked up my multimeter to the wind turbine for the first time. Completely unloaded (no batteries hooked up ye…