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Turbine project throws caution to the wind #VA

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines that could soar 600 feet above the Atlantic Ocean may soon produce power used by Virginia homes and businesses. On the surface, it seems that capturing ocean’s trade winds to create electricity could catapult Virginia into a 21st-century example of green energy production. But below the surface, the State…

Wind and solar cost less than coal for power

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) Producing renewable electricity is cheaper than running old coal plants, a new report from investment firm Lazard shows. Lazard reports that new wind farms in the U.S. can produce power for $29 to $56 per megawatt-hour, compared to $27 to $45 for existing coal-fired powerplants, according to a report last…

Letter: Engineer opposes wind turbines #NY

By National Wind Watch As a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in wind energy, I oppose installation of industrial wind power in Western New York, specifically the Farmersville proposed Invenergy wind farm. Wind turbines exert large disturbances into the fluid conditions of the air, like a boat wake extending downwind, many rotor diameters, from…

Australian state looks to beef up grid for solar, wind power #AUS

By National Wind Watch Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales outlined plans on Monday to speed development of A$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) worth of transmission capacity to hook up more wind and solar power. The move comes as renewable energy developers have run into problems lining up agreements to hook up new solar…

Wind turbines coming to Erie and Huron counties? #OH

By National Wind Watch BELLEVUE – Apex Clean Energy, which has an office in Bellevue, plans to invest millions into Erie and Huron counties over a 30-year period through the Emerson Creek Wind Project. “Wind turbines pay property tax – with 70 percent going to the school districts – so you’re going to see a…

The Energy Show: Utility Power Plant Economics

By Frank Andorka The Energy Show: By Barry Cinnamon We have all seen those big power plants outside cities that provide power — historically from coal, oil and nuclear and now more recently, natural gas. These utility power plants have served us well for over a century. But technology is passing them by. These old…

Wind turbines in 2018

By National Wind Watch In October 1986, I presented a keynote address to the Community Noise Conference held in Toowoomba, co-sponsored by the Queensland Division of Noise Abatement and Air Pollution and the Australian Acoustical Society. The title of my talk was “Health Hazards of Noise.” In my talk, I spoke of noise as not…

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