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For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:10 am

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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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:28 am

Great news, hopefully many others will do the same!

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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:29 am

It's a start. Hopefully it can be replicated nationwide, good to see it.
 
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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:32 am

Well don't get too excited. This is just in the study phase at this point.
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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:40 am

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.
 
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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:26 pm

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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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:57 pm

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.
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RE: For Those Who Don't Think The US Is Looking At

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:35 pm

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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