Archive for January, 2012

Minnesota Wind To Be Stored By Manitoba Hydro

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

An interesting story crossed my screen this morning. Minnesota is going to buy electricity from Manitoba’s hydroelectric system. Part of the agreement allows them to send energy from Minnesota wind north to Manitoba, to allow Manitoba to store that energy behind their power dams.

PJM and GM Run Trial Charging from Renewable Energy

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

PJM – the regional transmission operator for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland has an interesting trial underway with charging of the Chevy Volt, the plug in hybrid from General Motors. (more…)

CCO Calls for Moratorium on Car Sales

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Car Concerns Ontario (CCO) today called for a moratorium on sale of new cars, citing their danger to the health of citizens. (more…)

Design of Health Study for Wind Turbines

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The opponents of wind energy claim that wind turbines make people sick. There are a few signs around that say “Health studies before wind turbines.” And of course this sounds very reasonable – it sounds “reasonableish”. This word is patterned on “truthiness”, which wikipedia defines as “a “truth” that a person claims to know intuitively “from the gut” or because it “feels right” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.” (more…)

Ontario Wind Production Beats Coal in 2011

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The IESO has released information on the contributions to Ontario’s electricity supply. The output of wind rose by 39% versus 2010, the fastest growing source of new supply from any source.