Wind power hits 57% mark in Colorado

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    Wind power hits 57% mark in Colorado
    By Steve Hargreaves @CNNMoney August 6, 2012: 5:18 AM ET

    Wind power hits 57% mark in Colorado - Aug. 6, 2012

     
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    A single wind turbine costs around 3 million not counting maintenance. Are we supposed to cheer when a gaggle of windmills run for a single day under ideal conditions and produce half the power to 1.4 million people? The world is upside down in the liberal mind.
     
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    Obama blocks wind farm deal...
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    US blocks Chinese firm's investment in wind farms
    28 September 2012 - A foreign business deal has not been blocked in the US since 1990
     
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    Actually that's a pretty savvy move by the Bamster.
     
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    Wait until no one wants to build Nat Gas or Coal plants anymore.. Not if they have to be idled every time the wind blows for more than 20 minutes.. The cheering will die WAY down when folks start dying and losing their jobs..
     
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    Obama's policies are all about death and unemployment.

    Get a clue, dude.
     
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    Talk about a misleading thread title.
     
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    Wind power is a failure.

    Wind Power's Just Too Expensive To Actually Use - Forbes

    Yes, that is a very low return. To a reasonable approximation it’s half a percent return, 0.5%. And that really isn’t good enough when even the Government’s cost of funding is around 3.9% at present. So wind power just does not make sense on any financial grounds at all. But perhaps it does make sense on environmental grounds?

    7. Under the most favourable assumptions for wind power, the Wind
    Scenario will reduce emissions of CO2 relative to the Gas Scenario by 23
    million metric tons in 2020 – 2.8% of the 1990 baseline – at an average cost
    of £270 per metric ton at 2009 prices. The average cost is far higher than
    the average price under the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme or the floor
    carbon prices that have been proposed by the Department of Energy
    and Climate Change (DECC).

    Ah, no, it doesn’t even meet that test, of being expensive but still worth it for environmental reasons
     
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    I hope he's lying on an operating table when suddenly there is a calm.
     
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    What would happen if 50% of all of our energy came from solar, wind, wave or hydro?
     

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