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Pushing the Efficiency Limits

Gamesa recently got their first US order for a variety of turbine (G114) that could be more revolutionary even though it is more of an evolutionary development of their 2 MW family of turbines. This is a new...
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The Great Biotech Bust, and What It Means for WNY

SUNYAB went whole hog for "Bioinformatics" and many buzzwords that followed in 2002, 3 years after the Great Pharma Bust of 1999, when that bubble popped. There were these massive computer systems that were...
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Ontario 2014 Election – The Wind Turbines Won!

  Looks like the Wind Turbines won! Overall, supporters of renewable energy landed almost 70% of the vote, and the PC's, who made a big campaign issue of killing off renewable energy via the Green...
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Ordering Up Some Tall Ones for Tonawanda

Three large wind turbines located in Hamburg, Germany’s port facilities. The turbine towers are 120 to 140 meters tall - heights needed to reach decent winds thanks to buildings and trees in that part of...
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America’s Other METH Problem

Top graph from http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/climate-forcing.html No, not the Meth also known as N-methyl-1-phenyl-isopropylamine of Breaking Bad fame, though that compound...
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Wind Power Conferences Season – 2014

If you add the two main tax avoidance subsidies/incentives available to owners or psuedo-owners of commercial scale wind turbines (Production Tax Credit - PTC- or Investment Tax Credit -ITC- (only one of...
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Who Owns the View of the Future?

It looks like this is the year that we more or less permanently live with 400 ppm CO2 in the air we breathe as a minimum level (400.55 ppm on March 30,2014). It also looks like we get a monster El Nino...