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    posted:  April 23, 2009
    Economics, Grid, Publications, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Business Insights

    Electrical Energy Storage — Economics and Potential

    Electrical energy storage (apart from pumped storage hydropower) is still a peripheral part of the power generation infrastructure. However, the advancing use of renewable energy, particularly wind power, will change the perception of storage and lead to significant increase of its use. At the same time, developments over the last ten to twenty years have brought a range of new storage technologies to the brink of commercialization. However, commercial projects are in short supply. The Future of Electrical Energy Storage . . .

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    posted:  March 5, 2009
    California, Essays, Technology, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Jim Wiegand

    Astounding facts about wind turbines and why they kill eagles

    At the Altamont wind farm in California, over 50 Golden Eagles die each year. Accurate figures from other wind farms are not available because of the high security at sites and cover-up by the wind industry. Why is this happening? The killer of Eagles and all birds of prey is Blade Tip Speed. This is what kills and this is what the wind industry does not put in environmental review documents. A wind farm that was recently approved in northern . . .

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    posted:  June 11, 2008
    Emissions, Information, Law, North Carolina, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Don Hendershot

    Answers to a few questions

    The air went out of the sails of the “Wind Power Forum” for a bit because we hope to make it Web based and have some technical tinkering to do to prepare The Smoky Mountain News’ Web site. To whet your appetite and perhaps inspire wind-power proponents to respond, I will give you a glimpse from the most complete response (answering all the reader-inspired questions) we have received to date. The response is from Eric Rosenbloom, a science editor and . . .

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