Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/28/2007 - 16:59.
Look here to read the Buffalo News and their Feb 21, 2007 article on the 8 Clipper turbines which are going into the defunct Bethlehem Steel slag dump in Lackawanna, just west of downtown Buffalo.  The blades are made in Brazil, the towers are from Aerisyn in Chattanooga, and the generation components are from Clipper Wind, a new US wind turbine company      Does it really make sense  for the Cleveland Foundation and the Cuyahoga County Commissioners to put $800,000.00 of  taxpayer's money into studying whether or not it is feasible and commercially practical to put 40 million dollars of wind turbines in Lake Erie sometime in the distant future?  Or, would it be less risky and more expedient for that $800,000.00 to be split into numerous smaller “studies”  - of whether or not it was practical and commercially feasible to jump start any number of wind turbine component manufacturing businesses?     Would study and subsidy of a wind turbine tower manufacturing facility next to Mital in the Cuyahoga Valley put Friday paychecks in the hands of Cuyahoga citizens before any benefit can be derived from wind turbines on Lake Erie?  Would study and subsidy for the construction of a turbine blade manufacturing plant put Friday paychecks in the hands of Cuyahoga citizens before any benefit can be derived from wind turbines on Lake Erie?    Or asking this another way, how will imported turbines out on Lake Erie put a Friday paycheck in the hands of Cuyahoga citizens?  If you think that wind turbines out on Lake Erie will give Cleveland a catalytic image uplift, then I have to ask: does Cleveland need an image uplift or manufacturing jobs?

If your salary were almost $400,000.00 annually, would you be more concerned with Cleveland’s Image or your Friday pay check?

Achieving Success,when your wind Goal is going nowhere!


Achieving Success – when your Goal is going nowhere!  Ronn Richard, Richard Stuebi, Prosecutor Mason are successful.  
Almost Half a decade on from the post above, and after millions in taxpayer money expended for study of Wind on The Lake about 3 Miles off Cleveland – and the project is 100% successful!   No wind energy has been introduced to the grid!    Nothing is built!  A couple of eye candy turbines in front of the Science Museum and between the buildings at CASE Western Reserve.    
Cleveland is forward thinking!   We've got it all together!
Avoiding environmental progress while at the same time convincing the public that you are going forward ain’t easy.  But the public brain doesn’t have long term focus.  
On the other hand, the Ohio Coal Lobby/National Coal lobby is able to remember from one year to the next that their bread and butter comes out of the ground, not out of the thin windy air.
The sweet smell of success.  Reaching the Goal - (rhymes with COAL!) - high sulfur coal burning.  Ronn Richard, Richard Stuebi, Prosecutor Mason have done their job. 


Ohio Renewables Reporting by Stateline

Renewable energy industry shows surprising clout

Toward the end of September last year, in the midst of Ohio’s heated gubernatorial campaign, Republican candidate John Kasich gave an interview to the Dayton Daily News in which he raised the possibility that as governor he might try to axe the state’s mandate that electric utilities expand their renewable-energy portfolios.

“It will drive up utility bills because we don’t have (energy from renewable sources) ready and have to buy it somewhere else,” he explained. “I don’t like that and you can’t mandate invention.”

In a state that relies on coal for 90 percent of its power — and whose attention in the campaign was focused on hard economic times, not the complexities of energy policy — this seemed like an unexceptional comment from a conservative Republican. But it turned out to be quite a shock to many in the state’s growing renewable energy industry.

Ohio’s “renewable portfolio standard,” which originated in the Republican-led state Senate in 2008, requires that 25 percent of Ohio’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025, and that half of that renewable portion be created in-state. Its passage — along with grants from a state program known as the Ohio Advanced Energy Fund — essentially jump-started an alternative energy industry in the state.

Already, the impact is visible across Ohio. Farmers, homeowners and small companies put up solar panels and wind turbines; several large-scale renewable projects, including a 12-megawatt solar field in northern Ohio and planning for a 50-megawatt field in the southeast, got underway; wind companies moved ahead with plans for five new wind farms around the state and five turbines in Lake Erie; hundreds of companies either started up or got involved in the manufacturing supply chain for renewable energy; the city of Toledo emerged as a hub for research and manufacturing of thin-film solar cells.

“Folks looking to invest in the renewable energy sector have choices across the country and within the Midwest,” says Nolan Moser, director of energy and clean air programs at the Ohio Environmental Council. “One of the reasons these companies have chosen Ohio has been this policy.”

So two things happened after Kasich’s comments appeared. His opponent, incumbent Democratic Governor Ted Strickland, began traveling around the state with renewable-energy businessmen, hammering Kasich as a threat to clean-energy jobs. And Kasich himself heard from entrepreneurs and others, many of them Republicans, alarmed by his statement.

“Folks in that industry when those comments came out were very vocal, and they encouraged their customers to be vocal as well,” says Chris Montgomery, a lawyer in Columbus who helps run an association of energy firms, Ohio Advanced Energy. “He was receiving comments not just from solar and wind developers, but also word from farmers and businesses and others who’ve benefited from some of these renewable energy projects.”

Within days, Kasich’s campaign was letting it be known that he actually had no intention of repealing the state’s renewable energy standard. “He supports increasing renewable generation in Ohio in a way that expands our energy choices,” his spokesman said.

No one expects Ohio to emerge as a green-energy colossus after Kasich, who went on to win the race, takes office on January 10. As one newspaper reporter in the state says, “You’ve got quite a bit of loud resistance to the idea that we can do anything aside from using the carbon molecule to create energy.” But the fact that a conservative Republican backed so quickly away from angering the renewables industry says a great deal about the politics of state energy policy at the moment — and not just in Ohio.

Disrupt IT

Conspiracy Theory Buster


I picked up the latest New Yorker magazine (skiers on the cover) and in the first   pages there was a 2 page fold out ad from Toyota touting “pride”, and next a two page fold from Goldman Sachs spinning “progress” and “growth” and next 3 right hand ad pages from Chevron advocating small business, human energy, and thinking.    
What a bunch of crap. 
Today, corporations can do anything with advertizing. 
They can have run-a-way control-by-wire acceleration where the computer activated brakes have no mechanical connection and the car goes 100mph and kills you and your family and that situation will  be corrected soon by advertizing.  That's Toyota.
Like Goldman Sachs, they can destroy the international economy with credit default swaps and destroy communities with Plymouth Property tax lien scams and still give their sociopath bosses bonuses - while attacting more investment suckers and goverment funds.
Corporations can dump millions of barrels of oil in the ocean, poison our air,  and then show a pretty black woman with a brightly colored head band, a baby in a white dress being kissed, and a quasi Asian “thinking” guy, and then the oil corporations ethics are buffed and polished back to normal and we buy in at $3.20 a gallon at our corner station.   Chevron is working the "buddy system" for BP - you know - always have a buddy when you go swimming in deep water!
When Bayer Pharmaceuticals was stopped by the FDA for improper (read fraudulent) advertizing of YAZ, the Bayer birth control pill with very serious and unusual blood clotting problems, the FDA’s solution was to order Bayer to spend 20 million on “corrective” advertizing.
Our western, media driven, “democratic” REALITY, is what is advertized to us. 
Hey, it’s just our Constitution at work – don’t forget – Corporations are Citizens too!
Oh stop it Buster - you are way too cynical - why would the Coal lobby want help from Bill Mason? 


No...not cynical...but we could find a few labels for you ...

If you are from Cleveland, we can give a "crazy" label to undermine the truth of your revelations...maybe we can dissociate you from the public arenas so that you do not disrupt anything special, like corruption! Smiles... Sorry, wasn't trying to be too cynical about the way it goes in our region! Watch out before they turn you into a quota for their big business....