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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • September 2, 2014,   by Paloma Esquivel, Sandra Poindexter

    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of...

    August 20, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

    This is what feed-in tariffs do, fundamentally, by setting a fixed price for wind production which is high enough to reassure producers on their initial investment, and low enough to provide a hedge...

    August 14, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    Wind health impacts have been dismissed in courts across the globe. This Energy and Policy Institute report assesses legal cases in five English-speaking countries pertaining to wind energy. The...

  • July 8, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    Sheerwind makes radically inappropriate comparisons between their long-disproven approach to wind generation and actually useful wind generation. The numbers show that they are likely about eighteen...

    June 23, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    The Sheerwind had never made any of their data and assessments public, so there was no meat to chew on, just hyperbolic statements in the popular press not dissimilar to the oddly aggrandizing...

    May 16, 2014,  

    Evance have an innovative new windmill design 90% of the way through development and nearing the production stage, following the manufacture and supply of almost 2,000 of smaller windmills –between...

  • August 19, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

    That is the point of feed-in tariffs, which provide stable, predictable revenue to wind producers, and ensure that their maximum production is injected into the system at all times, which influences...

    August 12, 2014,   by Giles Parkinson

    According to the FT, National Grid said the closures should not affect the UK’s energy supply. “Demand is low at this time of year, and a lot of wind power is being generated right now,” it said.

    February 11, 2014,   by Glen Estill

    But today, 5 out of 16 of the nuclear plants are off line (source: Sygration ). That is 27% of our nuclear capacity, or 3400 MW. The nuclear units that are off line are 50% more than the total...

  • September 2, 2014,   by Steve Lapp

    I watched the used car ads for about a year and followed the Canadian Leaf Facebook group and eventually this past spring found a slightly used Leaf for just over $20k. The car was in almost new...[more]

    August 28, 2014,   by Ben Zuckerman

    My wife and I recently rented a standard (manual) shift car to drive around Ireland for a week. For decades I drove and was a fan of standard shift cars. I was saddened to leave these when nearly 11...[more]

    August 28, 2014,   by Ollie Danne

    All we can do is work to improve the quality of living for people, not only here but everywhere, and be willing to help future generations. We're not going to change the world, but if everybody just...

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