wind power

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    High Energy Bills Cost More Than Dollars

    North Carolina had held the title “second in solar” for a few years now, but that title does not come cheap. And as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his latest research brief, higher energy costs can cost lives. Sanders writes: Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher…
    Brenee Goforth, May 11, 2020
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    McCrory chooses offshore wind. Yep.

    And in so doing proves he is “as adept at picking energy sources for the state as he was at picking transportation options for Charlotte.” Friends, that’s not a good thing, as I explain in my newsletter (in which I’m also rather unfair to Wally Pipp, who was a…
    Jon Sanders, January 25, 2013
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    Wind power plant waits till after president’s visit to lay off 20 percent of its work force

    I have, on occasion, noted how Big Green Energy, favored by Pres. Obama, has this self-defeating habit of being thoroughly and unmitigatingly unproductive. Things are bad when you’re the Green Emperor stuck having to put a brave face on, e.g., a $54 million, five-employee boondoggle.
    Jon Sanders, August 15, 2012
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    Wind power goes symbolic: wants 30-year permits to slaughter bald eagles

    Along with being an exceedingly unreliable and inefficient provider of electricity, wind power kills birds. These include bald eagles, that symbol of American strength, fierce pride and beauty. Bald eagles are a protected species, however; they’re not like the sparrows that occasionally fly into your car windshield, whose fall…
    Jon Sanders, April 24, 2012
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    It Takes More Than Three Wilmingtons for Onshore Wind Power

    Wind power plants use an extensive amount of land.  Using data from a proposed wind power plant in Beaufort County, wind power requires about one acre per 19 megawatt-hours. The proposal is for a 80 MW plant requiring 11,000 acres.  I assumed a generous 30% capacity factor (80*8.760= 700,800…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011