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An Automated Approach to Wind Energy Siting

January 28, 2013 by Benjamin Lack

The same sophisticated computer process that has been used to engineer the structure of a space satellite antenna or formulate financial trading strategies through multiple scenarios is being utilized by the wind industry to site wind energy farms and turbines.[read more]

Why wind developers can’t afford to make mistakes

January 9, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

There’s an article in the Toronto Star today by real-estate lawyer Bob Aaron about the impact of stupidly planned wind projects (or any electricity project for that matter) on nearby property values. A resident in Ontario complained that his property taxes were too high because the assessed value of his property didn’t take into account...[read more]

The Keys to Lowering Reactor Cost: Some Siting Considerations

July 22, 2009 by Charles Barton

Since I wrote this post, my thinking has turned to the use use of LFTRs to replace natural gas fired turbines and combined cycle generators. David LeBlanc's suggestion which was also found in an old ORNL research report, was that stainless steel and other low cost materials could be used in the LFTR with a relatively modest performance...[read more]