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 Post subject: A change of pace
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:44 am 
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Leaving the travails of Afghanistan for a moment, we have the opportunity to read Antonia Senior in The Times, warning about greens under the bed. "Once the lure of communism seduced the idealistic. Today's environmental ideologues risk becoming just as dangerous," she writes. Over on Watts up with that, we have a record of an "historic snow event" in South America. We also have unusual snow in the Alps and, here in Yorkshire, we've had to have the central heating on – like it's er ... cold.

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 Post subject: Re: A change of pace
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:21 am 
"T. Boone Pickens' move to scrap his project to build the world's biggest wind farm conjures up a pretty apt Texan expression about the whole ordeal -- "all hat and no cattle."

Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News reported that Pickens was no longer moving forward with his long-talked about plan to build the massive wind project in the Texas panhandle. At one point, Pickens estimated the project could produce a massive 4,000 megawatts of power by 2014.

Instead, according to the report, Pickens plans to spread his wind turbines across smaller plots throughout the Midwest. Last year, Pickens bought up 687 turbines for the project. By the beginning of 2011, a first round of ordered turbines will be landing on his door step, leaving him only a few months to find alternative sites for them.

Pickens said the inability to bring a transmission line to the project proved to be the death knell. Other reports added that the oil baron's plans hit the skids thanks to slumping natural gas prices and shrinking credit markets. "

http://www.thestreet.com/story/10537361 ... -away.html


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