Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 16:08.
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While Clevehoga is trying to measure the ice on Lake Erie (and the ice thickness which the"Task Force"  is trying to measure is not even the critical or necessary measurement - it is pack ice, not floe ice, which is most apt to push over water based wind turbines)  California and many other states are installing their second or third generations of improved wind turbines.
This is a photo of the northwest face of the wind gap at Tehachapi, California. Looks like the old oil patch doesn't it?  These are Zond Corporation turbines - near two decades old and still cranking. Now this is Yankee Engineering...
Ten or more  of these old machines are replaced by one new multi-megawatt turbine, improving output and diminishing visual impact.
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While the whole world burns up from global warming.

Thank you Jeff for your wonderful postings on what people in other states are doing in the renewable field, while we sit on our asses "studying". That is good for the multi-billion dollar academic institutions, but what about spending some of that $500 million from the Med Mart Con on some renewable energy jobs already, or do we need to spend years "studying" our unemployment sutuation too?

speaking of multi-billion dollar academic institutions

We now have a center of advanced windwashing...

Your tax dollars at work, creating another "Executive Director" greenwash job in unreal NEO... and the winner is... "president of the company's (BP) West Coast Fuels Marketing (ARCO) division"... yes, we have a gasoline saleswoman in charge of OUR taxpayer supported "Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation"

She/They are in charge of the "science" behind the $ billion we must spend to be the first in the world building windmills on Lake Erie, and the "Engineering" of the next generation of turbines that will make this region the world leaders in turbine manufacturing, as is the plan for here and many communities like us in the world.

At Case, of course... how much do you think this trophy job pays?!?!

How much does it cost taxpayers?

Add it to the Cleveland+"Green Jobs" spreadsheet!


Dianne D. Anderson, who has held numerous executive and managerial positions at BP since 1983, has been named the first executive director of the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new duties today.

The vision of the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation is to enable the transition to advanced, sustainable energy generation, storage, distribution and utilization through coordinated research, development and education. The distinctive feature of the institute will be its ability to translate results from the leading edge of Case Western Reserve's research thrusts in renewable power, energy storage and efficiency to the next generation of energy technologies.

As executive director of the institute, Anderson, whose last position at BP was as president of the company's West Coast Fuels Marketing (ARCO) division, will provide national and international leadership in the formation of strategic partnerships and alliances with industry, government and other academic institutions as the cornerstone of the institute's approach, according to Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering, where the energy institute is based.

"We are thrilled to have an experienced energy industry professional like Dianne Anderson help lead the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation," said Tien. "Through her work at BP, Dianne has the expertise and business acumen that will allow the institute to accomplish its goals of creating solutions for today's energy demands, while developing farsighted energy research and energy-use strategies for tomorrow."

For the last two years, Anderson, a native Ohioan, has lived in Los Angeles, serving as president of BP's West Coast Fuels Marketing division. She was responsible for ARCO branded gasoline and unbranded diesel marketing west of the Rockies. The business integrates deeply with refining, supply and trading and the BP am/pm retail businesses.

During her tenure at BP, Anderson has worked in executive positions and lived all over the United States and in Europe, including California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as in the United Kingdom and Poland. Prior to her job as president of the West Coast Fuels Marketing, she worked in Houston at North American Gas & Power where she led a marketing team in support of identifying and optimizing customer trends in gas and electricity. Also in this role she managed all natural gas and electric power regulatory affairs for Canada and the U.S.

"I'm very pleased to have been chosen to help lead the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation," said Anderson. "I'm looking forward to working closely with Dean Norman Tien and Iwan Alexander (professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and faculty director of the Institute), all of our faculty researchers, and our local, state and national partners to achieve the Institute's vision and mission. I'm also pleased to see this happening for Cleveland and the Great Lakes region and to support the advancement of sustainable energy. I believe the establishment of the Institute was a great idea."

Anderson emphasized that collaboration between academia, industry and government is key to the energy institute's success. In addition, she stressed that success depends on building upon the skills and capabilities that already exist in the Greater Cleveland area and at the university.

"Case Western Reserve clearly has the expertise in, for example, fuel cell and electrochemical research, wind energy technology and sensor technology," Anderson said. "Part of our task with the institute is to make sure these and other research areas are included in solution that industry desires. We want to be an institute that is delivering."

Anderson graduated magna cum laude in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. She also has completed senior executive development programs at Harvard, Cambridge and Northwestern universities and was a guest faculty member within the Stanford University Program on Customer Focused Innovation.

She and her husband of 22 years, a dentist, make their home in Aurora, Ohio.

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why does have to go through the county prosecutors' office?

I noticed that when the lakefront site was proposed it was put up front that the Cuyahoga county prosecutor's office would somehow "steward" this project.

Does everything in this town involve a political boss? Doesn't Mason have his own problems with things like...oh...i don't know...open discovery, a county commissioner under investigation and a weirdo sheriff?

We have like seven fricking universities. One (BW) had a grad student pick a site out for the college's use already. Where's her input?

A study is needed, definitely. How are you going to keep humongous wind turbines from collapsing under Lake Erie 3' pack ice?

good question

How are you going to keep humongous wind turbines from collapsing under Lake Erie 3' pack ice?

Geez, I dunno, better call a prosecutor! Seriously how whack does that sound?

Now CWRU needs Energy Innovation and they hire a marketer of gasoline?

"Customer Focused Innovation"? Does that mean what you're looking for we'll find? You want long drawn out expensive studies? You got 'em.

"Case Western Reserve clearly has the expertise in, for example, fuel cell and electrochemical research, wind energy technology and sensor technology," Anderson said. "Part of our task with the institute is to make sure these and other research areas are included in solution that industry desires. We want to be an institute that is delivering."

If CWRU has expertise in wind energy, why haven't we seen any turbine projects from them yet? Beat to the punch by a grassroots nonprofit in Bowling Green?


Greenwash Cons

Notice how there is this centralization of greenwash power around Case... and it is being promoted through what I consider very false and misleading representations, like you point out above, and in the PD in general.

If their greenwash cons are as poor as the team assembled here to deliver the cons, we are in deep trouble.

Bye bye stimulus money... Obama is actully going to watch how all you fools spend his money!

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Who owns content??

Scroll to the top?  Who owns this content?  I am going to assume that Jeff Buster took the photo. But, a commercial site attributes the photo to:

(image via sky#walker; Center for Land Use Interpretation; Terminal Tower)

How do we protect our content or even prove that the content that we have added to REALNEO is our "own."  We don't unless we want to get paid for it.  So, if we want to get paid for it--how do we protect our content here?

Lmcshane - good copyright questions

image jeff buster Tehachapi California old wind turbines and corrugated metal tin shed sage brush

The "Tehachapi Turbines on" image was taken by me at the same time as the corrugated shed image above.   The Tehachapi telephoto shot has been cuffed by a few web sites - sites like the phony WebEcoist which don't even have their stories correct (e.g. the Tehachapi turbines are still working, they are old but not obsolete).   Sites like the Web Ecoist steal images to give their site buzz - and they try to capitalize on the clicks on their commercial ads. These sites are parasites on the rest of us.
The guy that apparently grabbed the image off of Realneo appears to live in Colorado.   I would need to get a Colorado attorney to ring his bell.   Like I don’t have enough to do. 
What’s the image worth? Is it worth going after?  If you Google "tehachapi turbines", and click on "images", the image I posted at the top of this thread comes up about 3 times in the first 6.   What's that mean?
Will Realneo users cuff images off the web too?
What goes around comes around.