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Old 07-28-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Popular Science article......Reporting that last week Rock Port Missouri became the first city in the United States to generate it's electricity entirely from Wind Powered Technology. Anyway just wanted to report this for those interested. Same article also reporting that Texas is leading the nation production of Wind Powered electricity and is investing 5 billion dollars in a current Wind Powered project.

Wind-Powered Town | Popular Science
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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looks like the US is catching on to the green wagon!
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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Good for them, unfortunately it won't work for most of the U.S..... at least Rock Port can feel better about paying the "same" utility company with a different name... I prefer to be my own utility company! Go Solar!
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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Here I thought this thread was about Washington D.C.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Here I thought this thread was about Washington D.C.
Hahaha funny....
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Good for them, unfortunately it won't work for most of the U.S..... at least Rock Port can feel better about paying the "same" utility company with a different name... I prefer to be my own utility company! Go Solar!

Why wouldnt it work for the rest of the US? if it can work there it can work anywhere.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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looks like the US is catching on to the green wagon!
The market demands it. I would love to believe that this was conscientious, but I think that it is actually fiscal.

Google "Pickens' Plan" for an interesting take on wind energy. I think he has prepared a strong case.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Good for them, unfortunately it won't work for most of the U.S..... at least Rock Port can feel better about paying the "same" utility company with a different name... I prefer to be my own utility company! Go Solar!
Solar will eventually be huge, but the battery technology just isn't where it needs to be yet. Nuclear, fuel cell and wind are the technologies that are ready or close to ready and will get us out of this mess.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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Default Washington D.C. - The Windy City?

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Here I thought this thread was about Washington D.C.
You stole my line as well, I'm sure, many others reading this thread.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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What are they going to do when the wind stops? A wind generator won't start without electricity. When it doesn't blow it sucks.............
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