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Billionaire oilman backs wind power

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:31 AM
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Billionaire oilman backs wind power


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(CNN) -- Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is sinking billions of dollars into a new wind farm in Texas. It is likely to become the biggest in the world, producing enough power for the equivalent of 1.3 million homes. CNN's Ali Velshi asked the oil legend why he thinks wind could be the answer to this country's energy problems:

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:31 AM
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Well, here is some refreshing news on the alternative energy front. I know it's too little too late, but every bit helps. Between wind and solar, we can at least take a bite out of our oil needs.

2 billion is a substantial investment, lets hope others will follow suit...


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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:38 AM
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Wonder if the children born within a 250 mile radius will look like Powder?
I loved it . A must see family movie in my book.

Only thing is, no matter how much any individual contributes to further new green technology, they STILL have to answer to the real Money.

Seriously please keep us informed about this promising energy move.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:43 AM
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These are some energy saving ideas that are on the verge or like Hollands offshore wind farm already been realised.

Nothing wrong with green dreams come to be.

You might be interested in something that’s called blue energy. A project done in the north of Holland harvesting energy out of an osmotic power plant, a what?

An osmotic power plant

There is lots to cheer on.

Good to read there are more and more projects being realised.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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Thanks for the heads up D. I had never heard of Blue Energy before but it sounds interesting. Hope it pans out.

There have also been reports of another promising attempt with cold fusion recently, though it's unclear at this time whether it will turn out to be anything.

As bad as energy costs are now I expect to be hearing plenty more about alternatives, it's about time eh?



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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This is great news. Enough electricity to power 1.3 million homes? That is staggering!

Tidal power is another reliable source of energy, for those near the coastlines.

It's time for us to realize that there will not be a single "silver bullet" that will replace oil for future energy needs. We must explore and use a combination of many alternative sources.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:30 PM
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Well I had a thought on that one as well. This alternative energy will only boom when the prices of traditional energy is sky-ufoïng. When the traditional energy is at low price who wants alternatives? It looks like logic to me that now is the time that alternative projects get funding and Media exposure. What surprises me is that the cost of a barrel traditional energy is still rising. This in perspective that there is still more of the stuff around than already been used up, so why this tremendous milking now?. One would believe that the oilcomps would know how a market works and that this UFO price will kill the business sooner then later.


Cold fusion I’ve read about on ATS but it’s a lone voice and I think not confirmed. It would be great.

For now hot fusion is being probed and an experimental tokamak reactor is being built in France. The Chinese seam to be a step ahead with their own experiments. Looks like they conducted the Russian way of constructing (Start building and engineering roughly at the same time!). Something we go back to, dumping the overkill of managers while where at it.
When I look at the scale of the ITER project I can imagine they wont be too happy when one comes up with cold fusion though.



Lunar energy (what?) is being harvested in Norway. (seagen rotors) This is also being deployed in New Yorks City’s east river. France has a Lunar power plant since 1967 producing 68MW.



Another good alternative energy source is Ocean thermal energy conversion, known as OTEC. It has the potential to provide Giga-watts of power, a good candidate to become the next big thing in the business.



Blue energy is going to be harvested at the 32 kilometres long Afsluitdijk that bounders the Northsea with a huge fresh water basin called IJselmeer. When proven successful, the project has the potential of rendering 5 coal plants obsolete making it a huge provider for the Dutch electrical grid for starters.



The solar tower is actually experimented with in spain. This one certainly holds a promise for countries without a coast and with deserts turning the wasteland around the chimney into fertile land. Why this project isn’t more pursued elludes me.



Add it all up with wind- solar- energy, earth warmth conversion and the future will look quite different. Something good comes out of the oil-misery.

[edit on 28/5/08 by D.Wolf]



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:31 PM
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Weren't they looking to put up windmills in the Atlantic to generate power, but good ol' Teddy Kennedy didn't want it since it might spoil the view???



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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Glen Beck had this guy on his radio show over two years ago talking all about this.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by jerico65
Weren't they looking to put up windmills in the Atlantic to generate power, but good ol' Teddy Kennedy didn't want it since it might spoil the view???


Do you mean this or something else?

Antarctica Gets First Wind Farm


Originally posted by ghoulardi
Glen Beck had this guy on his radio show over two years ago talking all about this.


Care to enlighten your post with some backup like links, pod casts, a vid perhaps. Something more substantial than a name and a ‘this guy’ if you please.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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THANKS for posting those clips. I thought I was pretty much up to speed on alternative energy but I had never even heard of Hot Fusion or Solar Towers at all. Very interesting stuff in those clips.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by D.Wolf
Do you mean this or something else?
Antarctica Gets First Wind Farm


I'm pretty sure he was referring to Cape Wind, a wind turbine project off the coast of Cape Cod. Kennedy was accused of using his influence to block the project.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by jerico65
Weren't they looking to put up windmills in the Atlantic to generate power, but good ol' Teddy Kennedy didn't want it since it might spoil the view???


Cape Wind is the project. Both Ted Kennedy and John Kerry opposed the project. It happens to be located in recreational boating waters where the two Senators like to sail. The joke is that Kerry opposes it because right now he has a clear view all the way to Europe, and he doesn't want to spoil that view. Kerry is a self-proclaimed "globalist".




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