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  •  Wind turbines withstand Superstorm Sandy (7+ / 0-)
    Wind Farm Withstands Sandy's Wrath
    A live view of the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project outside Atlantic City.

    November 14, 2012 - The Northeast’s energy infrastructure took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, with power grids, refineries, gas stations, and critical supply lines all knocked out of service for days, sometimes weeks (and in a few places, perhaps even months). But you know what survived the hurricane-force wind gusts just fine?

    Wind turbines.

    On the afternoon of October 28, the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project stood right in Sandy’s projected path, and authorities at Infigen, which operates the five turbines just outside Atlantic City, weren’t quite sure what to expect. No other U.S. wind turbine project has taken a direct hit from a tropical storm of Sandy’s strength.  read more>>>

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:17:13 PM PST

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      Lessons from Sandy: how one community in storm's path kept lights on

      And the understanding that the special interests, same now funding the climate change deniers, can't use them old meme's anymore, have been blocking the growth of a total industry for some forty years, something we as a country used to jump right into and we had started developing alternatives back then. Know we're forty years behind not only that possible huge growth but we now are way behind others who've taken our once innovative products and are quickly improving on those, they also have our once experienced trades, started about that same time, to advance fast!

      Which brings me to this once more:

      Denial of climate change or especially whether humans are causing the rapid growth of, look around and pay attention, is not a reason to stop innovative industries from developing which would cause economic growth in many area's. Which is exactly what those parroting, especially elected officials, are doing and have been for some forty years, using other meme's that can't be used now, here at the same time we started shipping our experienced innovative trades off to other countries along with the alternative energy sources we had started developing!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:32:01 PM PST

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      •  That is such fantastic news! (2+ / 0-)
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        Thanks, jimstaro

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:02:49 PM PST

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