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Clean energy: Wind farms for the wind belt

Every day is another adventure in cyberspace, and today I encountered a lecture by T. Boone Pickens on the possibilities of solving at least some percentage of our energy problem by creating wind farms.

Anyone who has been to Maui or driven across West Texas has seen a wind farm, where great rows of gigantic spiraling windmills turn silently in response to unseen air currents.  Pickens, an oil man, suggests that we are in crisis, but that we have the perfect wind corridor cutting through the middle of the country.  We used to hear about it in the theme song from “Oklahoma!” – where the wind comes whipping down the plains.  He recommends making a coordinated effort that includes cooperation from everyone to capture that wind and put it to use.

Sounds pretty good to me.  See what you think.

July 10, 2008
Human World

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