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Monday, May 07, 2007

Electricity Generated by Natural Gas, Coal, or Wind? Hmmm?

Picture Courtesy of GE Wind Energy

Given the choice when presented the need for another power generating plant and the fact that global warming is a growing reality then one would tend to think that Green Energy is the way to go. In Delaware they are debating and discussing this issue and just as Wind Power offshore is a heated topic on Cape Cod it is ramping up for the Oceanside communities of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Over at the Washington Post they have this to say about it…

Delaware Energy Debate Could Turn on the Wind

Offshore Turbines Among 3 Proposals
By David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 7, 2007

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- Two hundred towering windmills, each so tall that its blades would loom over the U.S. Capitol Dome, could be built in the Atlantic Ocean near one of Washingtonians' favorite beach retreats, under a plan being considered in Delaware.

The plan, which could create the first wind "farm" in waters along the East Coast, envisions a thicket of turbines offshore of either Rehoboth Beach or Bethany Beach, Del. As the blades are spun by ocean winds, designers say, the wind farm could provide enough power every year for 130,000 homes.
– Washington Post

I’d like to leave this issue up for discussion for the folks of Delaware to decide but is it just an issue for them to discuss? As Americans we all need to get behind the wheel of the global warming bus and drive this discussion in directions that are not harmful to our children’s environment and future.

Personally, I would rather be inconvenienced by the barely visible fuzzy sight of two hundred wind mills that are six to ten miles offshore than live just down the street from a natural gas or coal fired generating plant. That’s just me though.

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Blogger Tom Gray said...

Good thinking. Global warming is going to affect us all, and the time to begin moving to clean alternative energy sources like wind and solar is now. Thanks for the post.

Thomas O. Gray
American Wind Energy Association

9:59 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Thanks for the comment Tom and I appreciate all the work you do for clean energy issues. Please feel free to spread the word about this site my friend!

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