Industrial Wind Action Group: AWEA's employment claims questioned
Data supporting the American Wind Energy Association's employment claims are spongy at best.
In 2007, AWEA touted that the industry represented 50,000 employees in the U.S., a figure that jumped to 85,000 in 2008. Twenty thousand of these jobs were in manufacturing but according to AWEA CEO, Denise Bode, this dropped by 1500-2000 jobs in 2009 due to…
Added by Long Islander on November 25, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments
On MPBN Maine Watch's "Wind's of Change" special, Part 2, with Jennifer Rooks, UMPI president Donald Zillman, the driving force behind this $2 million expenditure of public funds, stated "On a 1 to 10 scale, I give this project an 11". The reality is that this project has performed at an 11 on a 1-100 scale.
As in 11% - see the math below.
Again, 1 + 1 = 2, not whatever feels right to you…Continue
Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Today marks 18 months of the University of Maine’s wind turbine experiment and the percentage of capacity achieved is an abysmal 11.39%.
There is nothing wrong with the university having embarked on this experiment. What is wrong is that the university and state have not yet applied the learning. Think about it. The state’s ONLY experiment with wind turbine production shows a striking failure, but the university claims it to be a great success. You cannot do this. One plus…
In case you missed Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks last night, which featured Part 1 of their new two part series entitled "Winds of Change", you can tune in online at:
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One of the incessantly repeated lies spread by the wind industry is that wind power will get the United States off of foreign oil and if we just let them put their several thousand turbines up in the Maine countryside, it will keep our troops out of harm's way. The press shamefully keeps repeating this lie despite the fact that we have many times explained to them precisely why this is simply not true.