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To: biblewonk
It is already at 40 gw installed power and has maintained a 25 percent growth rate for about 10 years. That is doubling every 3 years.

The only limiting factors, are Greenpeace complaints that they shred birds, and the fact you can't build them within site of land owned by the Kennedys or other "Limousine Liberals".

36 posted on 04/13/2004 10:46:33 AM PDT by 50sDad ( ST3d - Star Trek Tri-D Chess! http://my.oh.voyager.net/~abartmes)
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To: 50sDad
The only limiting factors, are Greenpeace complaints that they shred birds, and the fact you can't build them within site of land owned by the Kennedys or other "Limousine Liberals".

Greenpeace is very pro windpower. Don't take that the wrong way though, windpower is still a good thing inspite of some of the people who like them. Kennedy makes me sick for a lot of reasons not the least of which is his hypocracy in renewable energy. The windmills they want to build would be miles away from his pretty little view and would produce a 1000 gwhr/yr of power. It would be the first step in offshore windpower in the USA and for GE's new windmill the 3.6 mw unit with 104 meter blades. Kennedy just sucks.

60 posted on 04/13/2004 11:08:48 AM PDT by biblewonk (The only book worth reading, and reading, and reading.)
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To: 50sDad
It is already at 40 gw installed power and has maintained a 25 percent growth rate for about 10 years. That is doubling every 3 years.

The only limiting factors, are Greenpeace complaints that they shred birds, and the fact you can't build them within site of land owned by the Kennedys or other "Limousine Liberals".

Just think, if the windmills are strategically placed in the path of migratory birds, and a system is devised to capture and process the bird fragments, we could have a dual fuel plant.

Just a thought. ; )

91 posted on 04/13/2004 12:08:24 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: 50sDad
"The only limiting factors, are Greenpeace complaints that they shred birds, and the fact you can't build them within site of land owned by the Kennedys or other "Limousine Liberals". "

one other limiting factor; $209/kwh...a bit much, even for a kennedy.

211 posted on 04/13/2004 8:48:00 PM PDT by hoot2
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