What the AWEA wants is the government to make us buy their wind electricity -- at high prices. And make us pay for massively expensive, unsightly and otherwise wholly unnecessary new transmission lines so that Mainers and southern New Englanders can but this expensive electricity. Skyrocketing electricity prices coming from statewide industrial turbine and transmission blight that is…Continue
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American Wind Energy CEO Denise Bode
Renewable Energy Industry Chafed About Senate Energy Bill
by Timothy B. Hurst on July 22, 2010
The wind industry is not responding well to today's news that the Senate is abandoning a comprehensive energy and climate bill and that the proposed plan…
If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes. And if you don't like your oft stated annual wind turbine goal of over 1,000,000 KWH, just change it to 700,000, which is exactly what UMPI has done on its website very quietly. In fact, the UMPI website has been WIPED CLEAN of any mention of the long stated primary goal of producing 1,000,000 KWH per year, which previously had been prominent on the site. Perhaps this simply reflects the reality that in Year One, ended 5/14/10, only…Continue
Tick, tock, tick tock. The sad performance of the $2 million (and counting) UMPI industrial wind turbine continues.
Yesterday at 7:02 AM UMPI had achieved 690,542 KWH after 422 days. At 10:17 AM, 27 hours later, achievement stood at 690,588, a gain of only 46 KWH. At the same time, yesterday was a sweltering day and air conditioners drew plenty of power to keep us cool.
The capacity factor is a miserable…Continue