NewEnergyNews: MISREPRESENTING WIND ON THE STAGE

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-NEW ENERGY COULD SOLVE WORLD WATER PROBLEMS
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-CHINA 2014 WIND DROPS OFF
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS GO SOLAR
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-COMMERCIAL EV BIZ TO GROW 10 TIMES OVER IN NEXT 10 YEARS
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 29:

  • TTTA Thursday-FACT CHECKING REPUBLICAN CLIMATE CLAIMS
  • TTTA Thursday-WIND FINISHES 2014 BIG
  • TTTA Thursday-NEW CHEAPER SOLAR
  • TTTA Thursday-HOW TO GET TO EV MASS ADOPTION
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: THE JOBS IN SOLAR RIGHT NOW
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: HOW SOLAR OWNERS CAN BE 'GOOD CITIZENS OF THE GRID'
  • QUICK NEWS, January 27, 2015: GOV CHRISTIE’S WHITE HOUSE BID AND NJ OCEAN WIND; MILITARY GOES SOLAR IN FLA; THE MONEY IN EV FAST-CHARGING
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • GUEST LEAD POST: WHY THE MARKET UNDER-VALUES NEW ENERGY AND OVER-VALUES ENERGY COMMODITIES
  • QUICK NEWS, January 26: BUILDING THE SOLAR TO BUILD SOLAR; WHAT WIND NEEDS; NEW DIRECTIONS FOR BIOFUELS
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: The President Describes The Republican Climate Dodge
  • Weekend Video: Jon Stewart On How Not To Fight Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: The Dirty Water And Dirty Money In Coal Ash
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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    MISREPRESENTING WIND ON THE STAGE

    Theater Review: The wind energy battle continues

    James Lowe, February 17, 2013 (Barre Montpelier Times Argus)

    “The power of the wind energy controversy is continually growing in Vermont, but in Lesley Becker’s new play, “Winds of Change,” it’s downright war…[T]his troubling and, at times, touching drama…[is] an intense and sensitive performance that would appease wind energy foes, and possibly enrage supporters.

    “In an anonymous Northeast Kingdom town, wind energy and the electric company have arrived. Bob is ready to lease his failing farm to the electric company. But, his daughter Deirdre and their neighbor Mary angrily object, feeling that it will destroy the land and local environment. Bob’s high school-age son Johnny isn’t sure."

    “Representing the electric company is Irene, who is offering a great deal of money, but...[t]he entire family must sign a confidentiality agreement, requiring them to remain silent not only about the financial terms but of any effects of the wind turbines on their property or their lives…[T]he death of a friend of Deirdre’s in a car accident, and the return of her friend Allen from Afghanistan reveal that the family has a substantial drinking problem. This and the changes the wind turbines have made on their lives begin the downward spiral to tragedy.

    “Becker’s main characters — the family and Allen — come across as quite authentic, if a little condensed, so it is easy to care about them, and thus get involved in the drama. Irene, the electric company representative, and Bill, the town meeting moderator, though, are somewhat caricatured, giving the play a decided political slant…Although Becker has researched the effects of wind turbines, the play never acknowledges that wind energy has support outside those who benefit directly…making it more of a political statement than a piece of art that results in questions…”

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