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  •  And, there are some pretty good (1+ / 0-)
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    smaller scale turbines that can be cost effective for individual homeowners -- basically want at least an acre of land.

    And, this is valuable for so many levels. In addition to 'cash' value of electricity, it can be set up to assure continuity of power (even if at reduce levels) if something happens to the larger grid. (E.g., your community wouldn't have blackouts ...)

    Blogging regularly at Ecotality Blog for a Sustainable Future.

    by A Siegel on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 09:30:52 AM PST

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    •  and we won't be dumping huge globs of CO2 (1+ / 0-)
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      into the air, even one turbine would offset probably a half a street of CO2, not that any of it makes it right

      and if people call it an eyesore, I can think of alot of other types of eyesores, especially those oil pumps that dot the CA coast and I'm sure they fill the landscape of OK and TX.  REPLACE ALL OF THOSE OIL PUMPS WITH A WIND TURBINE ESPECIALLY THE DORMANT ONES!!!

      •  Actually ... a different tack ... (1+ / 0-)
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        There are, increasingly, wind & solar being connected to oil pumps.  Why burn oil to get oil out of the ground when it can be done cheaper with renewables, to then sell more oil for a higher profit?

        Blogging regularly at Ecotality Blog for a Sustainable Future.

        by A Siegel on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 09:54:23 AM PST

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