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Prominent oilman gives up turbine power 'boondoggle'

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Oilman T. Boone Pickens has abandoned plans to build his billion-dollar wind farm in Texas, finally deciding to throw in the towel on one of the nation's most expensive alternative energy boondoggles, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.

    In May 2008, Pickens announced his oil company, Mesa Power LP, would order 687 wind turbines, or 1,000 megawatts of capacity, from GE at a cost of about $2 billion. By 2014, Pickens planned to expand the wind farm in west Texas to a gigantic 4,000 megawatts, about four times the output of a typical nuclear power plant.

    "Now, Pickens has decided the idea was a bust," Corsi wrote, "resolving that at best all that might work are small wind farms in limited geographical locations, though Pickens has yet to say where exactly he now considers that wind turbine power might be an economically successful venture."

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  2. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    Wind power would work, if they would put a windmill inside Congress. That amount of hot air could power the country!
  3. Jim1999

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    Aug 10, 2002
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    It was decided many years ago in Canada that we had enough water flowing in rivers to provide the whole of Canada with generated electrical power. All we had to do was harness that energy. Look how long Niagara Falls, Ontario has been generating safe electrical energy!

    A windmill farm is almost complete on an Island off the St. Lawrence River. It is already causing environmental disaster. Discounting the constant noise factor, but its affect on wildlife in the area, and this is just to power one city and area! Indeed, these windmills are not cheap!