Wyoming continues wind tax issues

In 2010, the Wyoming legislature passed a $1/MWhr tax on windpower generation based on the premise that the owners were getting $23/MWhr from the feds and Wyoming should get a share.  That level was effectively a placeholder until further performance data were available and panel evaluations are complete. In this year’s legislative session, the topic […]

A Less Mighty Wind?

The January 2011 issue of IEEE Spectrum has some points to ponder regarding wind turbine power: Worldwide wind velocities seem to be getting smaller resulting in less possible supplemental energy production.  Data indicate a 5 to 15 per cent loss worldwide in the Northern Hemisphere (1979-2008). Wind farms may need more room since observations are […]