Everything is bigger in Texas … including wind power. Texas has surpassed California as the state with the most wind power capacity. You can read about the state’s accomplishment here or here.
Investing in wind power in China may prove to be a good idea. But there’s likely good reason to be cautious about investing in other parts of the wind sector, according to a column on TheStreet.com.
I guess I’m not the only person to be intrigued by the idea of investing in a wind power IPO from China. Take a look at this piece by the director of investment research at Reuters.
It appears Congress got one right. Congressional leaders have rejected a plan that would have given the governor of Massachusetts veto power over a proposed offshore wind farm, and instead ruled that the U.S. Coast Guard is the appropriate agency to determine if the project is safe. You can read the Boston Globe story on… Continue reading Congress makes right move on Cape Wind
One of the dozen of so things I do to make a living involves tracking news in the cable television business. And in that industry, the biggest news of the year has been the entry of telephone companies into the TV business. Cable companies such as Time Warner and Comcast suddenly find themselves competing with… Continue reading What telephone companies can teach wind farmers
The FAA and the Department of Defense have expressed concern that wind farms might interfere with military radar. And although safety concerns must be paramount, some politicians have been quick to complain that the regulators may have been too quick to act. Nonetheless, a solution may be at hand. England’s Royal Air Force is testing… Continue reading England tests radar that isn’t bothered by wind farms
Pittsburgh, once a symbol of America’s industrial decline, will host the largest wind-power conference in history next week. About 4,500 people are expected to attend Windpower 2006, according to published estimates by the American Wind Energy Association. Unfortunately, I won’t be there. Duty — both familial and professional — has me stuck in New York.… Continue reading World’s biggest wind conference planned for next week
I must confess — I find wind turbines lovely. Whenever I see these things, wherever I see them, I’m struck by the sheer “attractiveness” of them. I see clean lines that frame and accent open vistas. I see blades in triplicate — dancing, spinning, weaving. And to the mind of this lapsed Catholic it all… Continue reading Can a turbine be beautiful?
Why can’t Massachusetts, where the not-in-my-backyard rich can determine policy, be more like Texas?
Wind power has its critics. And to a degree that’s because wind power has its flaws. But as this article points out, wind energy’s “intermittent nature” isn’t one of them.