VestasHubs1a

NY Wind Energy Gets a Stay of Execution

  But it still is to be kept as an irrelevancy in the NY State electricity supply. There seemingly always has to be a catch….. Anyway, in the very recent past, NYSERDA announced the results of its...
Enercon_NorthernLights1a

Recent Trends Worth Noting

Well, gee whiz there has been a lot of things happening of late, and not much of it good. But the fact that some non-bad stuff is taking place tampers the rate at which we seem to be tumbling into the Abyss,...
Aereon049_Riddick1a

What Are the Odds?

picture from http://riddick.wikia.com/wiki/Elementals Science Fiction certainly can be schlocky, bombastic, and absurd, as well as many other things sometimes all at once, but it can also come up with...
AcconiaFactory1a

Acconia’s Brand New Big Turbine

Acconia’s factory in Iowa: from http://www.acciona.us/AccionaWindpower These are strange days in the wind turbine industry. Due to events beyond its control (Republican power grabs), the industry has...
Enercon115a

A River of Air and So Much Talk, So Little Action

  It’s new model season, and not for just cars. It seems they just had a big wind turbine Expo in Hamburg Germany, which is as intense as a hard-fought hockey game, and it’s a take no prisoners...
Vestas_Germany1a

(Natural) Gas Warfare – Another Great Diversion

In honor of the efforts of those in the big Climate March this weekend (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/) and the almost sure to follow disappointment, betrayal, co-optation as well as the derision and...
Siemens6MWa

New Kid on the Block

The first of the brand new 6 MW Siemens wind turbine with a 154 meter rotor diameter (SWT-6.0-154) just got certified as a viable product recently. And with that in hand, commercial installation of this unit...
Smokey3

Stopping the Frackers and Getting Beyond “No!”

Image from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Smokey3.jpg Within NY State, the opposition to the fracking for methane nuttiness has been pretty amazing to watch. The “Just Mostly Say...
Blenheim-Gilboa1a

The Hydro Battery – NY’s Ace up It’s Sleeve

The Blenheim-Gilboa pumped hydroelectric energy storage/generation facility (see http://www.nypa.gov/facilities/blengil.htm) is located southeast of Binghamton, NY in the Catskill Mountains. Rumor has it...