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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Alternative energy

Chugiak Electric, one of the largest electric utilities in Alaska...you know that place that lives on petro-dollars. is looking at installing a wind farm on Fire Island outside of Anchorage. If built it is expected to replace 1/10 of the production of the gas turbine generators the utility currently uses.

http://www.adn.com/front/story/5755572p-5689059c.html


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Great news, hopefully many others will do the same!

Staffan


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

It's a start. Hopefully it can be replicated nationwide, good to see it.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Well don't get too excited. This is just in the study phase at this point.


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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Great news. I'm hoping that the red tape preventing various areas of Canada from exploiting wind power will soon be resolved. Wind power has great potential.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

One of the issues I ddin't see mentioned was the location of Fire Island relative to Anchorage International Airport.

As mentioned some of the 14 approach lights are on that island.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

No doubt there will be NIMBY opposition as has occurred against the windfarm build in Nantucket Sound - all the weekend sailors and second-home-owners on the Cape are up in arms about it.

My cousin in law is an engineer who builds wind farms (amongst other things) and he reckons the electricity they produce is more expensive than fossil-fuel electricity (because of the cost of building the windmills) and that windfarm energy has to be state-subsidised in order to compete with fossil fuel energy. Does anyone know how true this is ? I'm all for alternative energy, don't get me wrong.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Wasn't that the one that Ted Kennedy had quashed because he would have been able to see the windmills from his summer home?


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