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Old 11-21-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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*A proposed 80-megawatt wind farm, planned for 11,000 acres near Terra Ceia and Pantego.
*Fouty-nine-turbine wind farm that could generate enough power for 15,000 homes
*Beaufort County could see up to $1 million a year from the project
Testing the wind | Washington Daily News
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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And offshore wind farms from Cape Lookout too-As close as 5 miles
Carolina Coast Online :: Portal to the News-Times, Arts Alive, This Week Magazine, Topsail Voice, Tideland News > Archives > News-times > News > Wind projects promoted

Maybe we should learn from the Dutch about wind mills:
"Faced with the need to cut its budget deficit, the Dutch government says offshore wind power is too expensive and that it cannot afford to subsidise the entire cost of 18 cents per kilowatt hour - some 4.5 billion euros last year"Hot air blows over Dutch windmills (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/blows+over+Dutch+windmills/5737716/story.html - broken link)

Read more: Hot air blows over Dutch windmills
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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But-winds mills are no stranger to coastal NC. Above pix is from 1890 downtown Beaufort
Beaufort, NC-The Town and Why It's Unique: Outer Banks Windmills
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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I have friends in other parts of the US where there are some wind farms. They say that when they get within 5 miles of the place they start to feel the effects of the wind farm within their bodies. They talk about the pressure it puts on their bodies. Also that birds stay away from these areas. I hope the people around these proposed wind farms are prepared for the downside of being near a wind farm.
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