Lyme’s wind dis-ease

Timlynn Babitsky | Case studies,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,NIMBY | Sunday, July 13th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
No matter what T. Boone Pickens thinks about wind power, the Town Board of Lyme New York just doesn’t share his enthusiasm. It recently enacted a local zoning law that effectively puts the kibosh on what could be a “boone” for local residents. But, Voters for Wind won’t let their idea just blow away. (more…)

Jeykll and Tybee of Wind

Timlynn Babitsky | Case studies,Issues: Strategies & Tactics | Thursday, July 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Despite the 8-year hoo-hah over Cape Cod’s off shore wind farm, a 50% jump in off-shore construction costs in the last three years, and the failure of Congress to renew tax credits for wind power, Georgia is looking out to sea for more than the fishing and swimming. (more…)

Off-shore Wind War

Timlynn Babitsky | Books,Case studies,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,NIMBY,Resources | Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
The war over off-shore wind power in the US may soon be over! The first large-scale US off-shore wind project has been stalled for nearly eight years by a very rich and famous NIMBY campaign of resistors. Yet despite every effort to kill the Cape Wind project, it may be just months away from finally starting construction. (more…)

Tommy Wonk

Timlynn Babitsky | Case studies,Issues: Strategies & Tactics | Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
In the unfolding case study of off-shore/on-shore wind power projects in the Delaware area, the battle continues between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power. Tommy Wonk, a.k.a. Tom Noyes, is keeping tabs on the stakeholders, advocates and resistors. His latest post leaves you shaking your head. (more…)

Yes YOU can….

Timlynn Babitsky | Case studies,Communities of Wind,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,Why here? | Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Eric Chamberlain researched municipal wind energy, evaluated local wind resources, then shook his network connections at Wind Capital Group and John Deere Credit and asked: “Why not wind power for my town?” On Friday, April 18, 2008, Rock Port Missouri became the first city in the U. S. to be 100% wind powered and the entire community turned out to celebrate! (more…)

Wind Harvest – Minnesota

Timlynn Babitsky | Benefits & Support,Case studies,Cash Crop for Farmers | Thursday, May 1st, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Thinking of tapping into wind power by leasing your farm land to a wind developer? You may want to look into the Minwind Energy wind farm near Luverne, in the southwest corner of Minnesota first. “The real money to be made from wind power comes not from land rental, but from the generation of electrical power,” says Mark Willers, CEO of Minwind. (more…)

“Marketing the Wind” a case study

Timlynn Babitsky | Benefits & Support,Case studies | Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Montana is the fifth windiest state in the country, yet even in 2002 there was state-wide resistance for exploring the economic potential of wind. Developing Cascade County’s nine megawatt wind park was a huge challenge! Through the strategies and tactics of a smart, visionary local leader, and her first-of-its-kind marketing effort, both outside wind developers and local constituents found a Win-Win Sweet Spot. This is an excellent case to see what works and why. (more…)

Cape Wind

Timlynn Babitsky | Books,Case studies | Sunday, March 16th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Coming soon … taking a good look at a highly contentious case study. In the meantime….

Here’s a very funny video from the Jon Stewart Show about the Cape Wind project. It will give you some context for the analysis later. Its focus is on humor, but therein lies much truth.  Click here to view.