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Why U.S. wind installations have slowed

From Industrial Wind Action Group — August 2, 2013 This year, the wind industry added just 1.6 megawatts of new operating capacity in the United States, a 0.0027% increase over 2012 installations. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) wasted no time blaming the precipitous drop in development on a lack of long-term, predictable federal policies which in […]

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Why Wind Power Won’t Work

Viv Forbes — American Thinker — March 4, 2013 Wind power’s biggest problem is unreliability. In calm times or gentle breezes, the turbines generate nothing; and in high winds they must be turned off to prevent damage. No matter how it is configured, a wind farm delivers only an average of about one third of installed capacity. The second […]

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Why is Quixotes focussed on Big Wind and not Big Oil or Big Gas?

As owners of Quixotes, we get asked from time to time why we are fighting the Big Wind industry and not Big Oil or Big Gas.    I think it’s time to explain why we’ve chosen the side that we have. First of all, we are all for individual — home or business — wind and solar […]

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6 Reasons why Arizona should dump renewable energy mandates

A wind farm uses about 85 times the area required by a gas-fired plant, about 10 to 80 acres per megawatt capacity. Jonathon DuHamel — TucsonCitizen — December 11, 2012 In 2006, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) imposed the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) on non-government owned electric utilities. I request that the Arizona […]

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