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Old 08-04-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, In the Hills of Nebraska, Change Is on the Horizon.

AINSWORTH, Neb.

Driving south out of the agricultural town of Ainsworth, you canít miss its newest crop: wind turbines, three dozen of them, with steel stalks 230 feet high and petal-like blades 131 feet long, sprouting improbably from the sand hills of north-central Nebraska, beside ruminating cattle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/us...em&oref=slogin
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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If T. Boone Pickens gets his way, you'll see a lot more of them.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, this is a good thing for the Sandhills, it could help spur a little economic development.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I am solidly for Pickens' plan. Good for economic plan in the plains, including South Dakota, along with cleaner energy and developing more domestic energy sources.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Sandhills
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I kinda like looking at those big flowers to the south. The wind blows here for sure, we just as well take advantage of it. They pulled the two wind generators down up by Springview. Guess they were getting a bit old.

You look at them from a distance and they really don't seem that big, but you get up close, the blades are huge.
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