Thursday, December 6, 2007

Alternative Energy Blues

Here is a classic story of an attempt to build an alternative energy facility, in this case a wind farm. The State, somehow out of the goodness of their heart, waved all of the environmental and regulatory review of the program. Now adjacent landowners and an environmental group are suing. Imagine that?

Anyway it does point out one of the problems of wind farms. For 600 turbines, 60,000 acres are required, or 10 acres per turbine. There are not a lot of places left in America with decent, constant wind and that much empty land.

Here is the article Coalition sues Land Office over wind farms.

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