Tag: Wind Farm

First offshore wind farm in US to begin operation

December 2, 2016 0 Comments
First offshore wind farm in US to begin operation

The nations first offshore wind farm three miles off of the coast of Rhode Island will begin spinning this month. The wind farm, located off of Block Island, has five turbines that are expected to generate 30 megawatts of electricity, serving more than 17,000 homes in the area. The electricity will move through underwater cables […]

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Down With Wind (3)

April 6, 2011 0 Comments
Down With Wind (3)

This blog entry is part of a continuing series evaluating various future alternative energy possibilities. For reference check “Is Ethanol Worth It?“, “Down With Wind“, and “Down With Wind (2)“. (grammar check: yes, I am putting the period outside the quotation mark because the rest of the world outside the U.S. does it and it […]

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Off-shore Energy

May 4, 2010 0 Comments
Off-shore Energy

The environmental news has been dominated by the recent big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Many people have been trying to gauge, estimate, or describe how big the oil spill is, but I have not been able to grasp what it looks like, until now. NASA has released a high resolution satellite image […]

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