Browsing All posts tagged under »Cape Wind«

Wind Energy’s Bluster Peters Out

January 13, 2015 by


Cape Wind looks dead in the water, Minwind is bankrupt By Marita Noon ~ Touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” Cape Wind became one of America’s most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the making, estimated at $2.6 billion for 130 turbines, covering 25 square miles in Nantucket Sound off the […]

Google To Back “Spine” That Could Transmit Wind Power

October 16, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Google is coming to a (future) offshore wind farm near you. In an announcement Tuesday, the technology giant said it is joining with investment firm Good Energies in a $5 billion investment to secure permitting for and begin constructing an underwater electricity transmission line. Also party to the venture is the Japanese […]

Cape Wind Power: What’s Cost Got To Do With It?

October 13, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris After nearly a decade, the Cape Wind offshore project has a lease approval from the Department of Interior, but it is not quite up and running. Once the 130 turbines that stand 440 feet high (taller than the Statue of Liberty) start moving, consumers will pay a hefty premium for the electricity […]

No To The Cape Cod Wind Farm. Yes To Whaling Ships!

September 30, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba The opposition from residents of Cape Cod to the proposed wind farm off their coast line to generate electricity has been vociferous, but they are up against a juggernaut of well-funded special interests that are indifferent to the destruction of the natural beauty of the area, its sailing lanes, the dangers to […]

Is Cape Wind A Viable Alternative?

July 4, 2010 by


In a parallel post from Nick Loris at this link, a commentator compared the Oil Spill disaster in the Gulf with Cape Wind, saying this Offshore Project is infinitely more acceptable than offshore drilling for oil. You cannot compare one with the other, as those with green tinged glasses always seem to do. They quote […]

Reaching Honest Answers On The Oil Spill

July 4, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Since President Obama took office, there has been very little wiggle room for Members of Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement. This week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee granted the President’s push for bipartisanship, ironically by creating a bipartisan oil spill commission that would compete with the Administration’s Obama-appointed one. […]

Offshore Drilling Realities…And What About Offshore Wind?

April 20, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Watch the video very carefully. There is a startling image of what the coastline might look like with the numbers of envisioned wind towers. Also, refer to my post script at the bottom of this post.    —TonyfromOz

The Objections To Wind Farms

February 10, 2010 by


By Michael Fumento Despite massive subsidies, wind power still only provides about two percent of U.S. energy. Part of the problem is inherent. It takes a lot of turbines to produce the power that a single coal-fired or nuke plant can produce. So wind farms are going to comprise a lot of turbines. And that […]

Misconceptions About Coal Fired Power Generation

February 20, 2009 by


I have specifically left this post separate from the others, because it needs a full post of its own. We have been led to believe that coal fired power plants are what amounts to the main cause in what will amount to global catastrophe. The only real catastrophe that will result will be when ill […]

2020 20-20-20 (Part 3)

December 15, 2008 by


THE FIRST AND THIRD TARGETS In conjunction with parts 1 and 2, this relates to the Climate Change Conference just concluded in Poland The first target is that they hope to reduce emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Greenhouse Gas by a factor of 20% by the year 2020. The second target means they want to […]

Why The Environment Debate Really Is Just About The Money (Part 3)

November 14, 2008 by


WHAT AL GORE NEGLECTS TO TELL YOU (Part 3 of 3 parts) I left these last two excerpts from this weekend Op Ed from Al Gore till this last post because they are linked together, and even though they sound feasible on the surface, they have complexities behind them that will make them virtually undeliverable. […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (part 29)

May 28, 2008 by


WIND POWER (Part 4) Single wind tower at Nine Mile Beach, Esperance, Western Australia. Note the size when compared to the vehicle near the steps at the base of the tower.Image by Diesel and Wind Systems. Click on the image to open in a larger window. Here are just two startling examples where NIMBY has […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 26)

May 22, 2008 by


WIND POWER (Part 1) This photograph shows five of the forty three wind towers along the ridge line at Moosic Mountain near Scranton PA, part of the Waymart Wind Energy Center.Each of the towers is approximately the same height as the Statue Of Liberty, and generates 1.5MW of power. I varied the contrast slightly in […]