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TEPCO Starts Fukushima Ice Wall Construction

Tokyo Electric Power Company started building something new and very cold at the ruined Fukushima nuclear power plant complex on Monday. It’s basically a big underground cooler meant to freeze the soil into a rectangular wall around TEPCO’s four nonfunctioning but still highly radioactive reactors. The frozen ground of the … [continued]

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)(caffeinatedthoughts.com/)

Republican Senator Slams Fossil & Nuclear Energy Subsidies In Face Of Wind Energy Tax Credit…

Several weeks ago Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week took up the latest news from the seesawing $14 billion wind industry in the US, which is the world’s second-largest buyer of turbines. Sinclair publicized a short video of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA, above) revealing an “intellectually dishonest” accusation … [continued]

Wind Turbines Are Tornado Proof?

I have a lot of love for the wind turbine and always have. Driving around the southern coast of Victoria, here in Australia, you’ll come across wind turbines spinning majestically within view of the crashing waves that make up our beautiful coastline. The winds are constant, and at times genuinely … [continued]

Windation Promises Bird-Free Rooftop Wind Energy

Windation Energy Systems has developed an urban-wind rooftop turbine designed for commercial and industrial buildings. Billed as “permit-ready” and “bird safe,” Windation’s 5 kW turbine resembles a commercial AC unit and leverages a proprietary vacuum system to purportedly amplify wind speed and boost energy output.  The company’s first installation is … [continued]