BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Monday, October 27, 2014

windmill catches fire

FENNER, N.Y.  A windmill in Fenner caught fire Friday night, lightening the night sky with flames. Continue...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are Solar Economics Too Good for BP to Pass Up in 2015?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Solar is growing in attractiveness in the energy sector, so much so that oil titan BP could well be tempted to get back into the space. Continue...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Billionaires Bloster Stefanik's Congressional Campaign

The NY*DAILY*NEWS is reporting that A handful of outside billionaires are bankrolling a SuperPAC working to elect GOP candidates in upstate New York districts.

Formed last spring, New York 2014 has spent about $482,000 supporting Elise Stefanik,Continue...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States

Although U.S. electricity prices rose less than 3 percent from 2008-2013, the 10 states with the highest percentage of wind power generation experienced average electricity price increases of more than 20 percent  ... continue

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Dukes of Health Hazards ~

Duke Energy’s Shirley Wind Farm Declared Health Hazard

 Maple Ridge 

Tonight, October 14, 2014, the Brown County Board of Health voted to declare the Shirley Wind [Farm] a Human Health Hazard. The decision was based on a report of a year-long study conducted by the Enz family with some help from an Illinois resident to document infrasound in homes within a radius of 6 miles of the Shirley Wind turbines.

The vote to declare it a Human Health Hazard puts Duke Energy’s Shirley Wind utility on the defensive to prove to the Board they are not the cause of the health complaints documented in the study and could result in a shut down order.
                                                                       Continue reading here~ Illinois Leaks

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oil majors are backing away from renewable energy

Chevron Corp.'s new solar and geothermal business seemed to be having a great year. In January, after just one year in operation, it had established projects with returns of 15 to 20 percent and had plans to build several geothermal plants in Europe.
Then Chevron changed its mind. More...

Wind Power Companies Might Take Advantage Of IRS Subsidies

On New Years Eve 2012, when most people were gearing up for parties and celebrations, Congress was busy at work trying to prevent the government from falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff."
One of the issues that was addressed at the 11th hour was subsidies for the wind power industry. Lawmakers inserted a provision to again fund production tax credits, or PTC, to the end of 2013. This year, however, in the absence of a law, the executive branch is keeping the subsidies flowing using the IRS as the conduit.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/14/10/4893501/these-3-wind-power-companies-might-take-advantage-of-irs-subs#ixzz3FQIidMMW

Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.
Chemists from the University of Glasgow report in a new paper in Sciencetoday (Friday 12 September) on a new form of hydrogen production which is 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art method. Continue...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Night Watch in the American Narrows

St.Lawrence River

Colorado developer plans $5.5m solar project in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A Colorado developer plans to build a $5.5 million solar project on Philadelphia farmland to sell power to Utica and Watertown companies, with New York Air Brake and Renzi Foodservice as potential clients.
The tentative project has been in the works since the early summer but came to light only last week, when grant funding was announced for the New York State Energy and Development Authority’s NY-Sun incentive program. Continue...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Could living near a wind farm harm you?

  Wind Turbines not only generate electricity they also generate low frequency noise .
It is this noise or infrasound that is toxic to humans.

  A Study done by scientists from the University of Munich indicates that Low Frequency noise causes cellular changes to the inner ear.

However wind turbines are not the only source of low frequency noise as noted by Dr Marcus Drexel, of the University of Munich,  man-made sources of low frequency noise have spread dramatically in recent years and are also generated by thermal power stations, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

‘The dogma of “what you can’t hear, won’t hurt you” is deeply rooted in society and governs the current health and safety regulations,’ he said.

‘However, while even loud low frequency sounds are not perceived as obtrusive, our findings show such sounds affect the exquisite mechanics of our inner ears in a significant manner.

‘Our study identifies a mechanism in our hearing system, which can contribute to explain conditions associated with low-frequency sound emissions.’