Friday, November 02, 2007

COOL, COOL, COOL!!!

Check out the following link to see what is going on about 20 minutes from La Grande. Very cool stuff!

The anticipated online date for this project is during the next couple of months. There will be a total of 61 generators in all.

http://www.horizonwind.com/projects/whatweredoing/elkhorn.aspx

5 Comments:

Blogger Snave said...

I didn't mention in my post that when J. Marquis came to visit me in mid-September we took a cool drive through the area where the turbines were being put up. The roads go right beneath them, and it offered us some cool close-up views. I can't wait until the things start moving!

2:34 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

This is what I call alternative energy. Clean, located away from communities and cost efficient.

We must come up with cleaner better ways for energy in this country or go down with everyone else.

10:32 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Cool stuff, Snave. Looks like you folks in La Grande have it going on. Now we just need to dump Gordon Smith, before he gets such projects outlawed.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Heh!

Good point, TC. He says he is against the war, then votes to fund it, he says he's for increased health coverage then votes against it... I just don't know if the Democrats can really challenge him. I HOPE they can.

You're right LT, the site IS in a very away-from-town kind of area. The closest town is Union, population about 2,000, maybe 6-8 miles away. I do find it encouraging that we have this now, in this part of the state. Surprisingly, some of the neocon types in the area are quite behind the project, which is also a good sign.

3:59 PM  
Blogger James said...

I'm all about wind energy. On NBC Nightly News last night they did a spot on the subject.

They mentioned how Denmark is the worlds leader in wind power and that they did this really fascinating experiment.

They recruited this village on the coast to see if they could run the entire town on renewable energy and it was a smashing success. The residents were/are actually making $$ on the excess power created from their turbines. Imagine that, making $$ off renewable energy instead of oil and preventing wars.

We can't have that no can we??

I think we should be putting up these turbines anywhere we can. Hell, put 'em in golf courses!!! Although I do draw the line at our national parks.

That same report on the news last night mentioned how ranchers in west Texas are running wind farms and making so much $$ that they have completely gotten out of the cattle business all together.

11:15 AM  

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