The wind industry loves to fret

Michael Giberson “Still, the wind-power industry loves to fret,” writes Keith Johnson at the WSJ‘s Environmental Capital blog, “Now, the worry is about a slowdown in manufacturing which could put thousands of ‘green jobs’ at risk—unless Congress offers even more support to the wind industry in the form of tougher renewable-energy standards.” Of course “fretting” … More The wind industry loves to fret

Balancing swings in power from wind farms on the Bonneville Power Administration grid

Michael Giberson From the Yakima Herald-Republic, “Ebb and flow of wind power stress NW power grid,” a report of the challenges in keeping the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) transmission grid balanced when power output from wind farms varies quickly: In the space of one hour last month, electricity generated at wind farms in the eastern … More Balancing swings in power from wind farms on the Bonneville Power Administration grid

Pixies US tour

Lynne Kiesling Just a quick follow-up to Mike’s weekend post about the Pixies: they have announced some US dates on their current tour (sorry, Mike and Craig, none in Texas): November: 4 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA – on sale TBA 8 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA – on sale August 16 9 Fox Theater, Oakland, … More Pixies US tour