Wind Power Talk

Resource site for links discussing issues around wind mill turbines - and particular focused on the Allegheny, West Virginia, projects and protest campaigns

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Alternatives to wind power - clean wood burning power stations

People are continually seeking alternative energy sources that are both ecologically sound and economically viable. The promise of sustainable wood burning has already been widely recognized but authorities have been slow to realize the potential.

The new wood-burning facility at the Schiller Station power plant is nearly complete, and on Thursday Public Service of New Hampshire officials gave a first-hand look to one of the politicians they said made it possible. U.S. Rep Jeb Bradley, R-N.H., spent a rainy Thursday morning touring the facility, which he described as "one of the largest renewable energy efforts in the country."

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

NPR News Story - Wind Farms Draw Mixed Response in Appalachia

The Morning Edition - March 27th, 2006.

The National Public Radio has several news items on-line along with links to audio and radio broadcast materials.

Hear what an actual wind turbine sounds like from 400 ft away on an Appalachian hilltop and more!

You can listen to the radio broadcast report by Adam Hochberg and view the news page online.

What are the actual benefits of Wind Power?

Will wind energy development make the US less dependent on foreign oil imports?

Two new analysis documents have recently been produced for the United States detailing the actual benefits of wind power compared to the total cost in $ dollar terms.

The first document gives extended analysis of the environmental and energy benefits from the creation of wind mines. It also discusses alternative uses for those funds and potential benefits.

The second is a chart that looks at specifically the options for the state of West Virginia and looks at the claimed generation capacity compared to the actual generation from field data for 2003 and 2004. This is compared to the actual figures for the domestic consumption of electricity by households.

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