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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 03:07 PM
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Preparation for groundbreaking (348 MW) offshore wind farm project begins in Atlantic City (NJ)
Edited on Sat May-08-10 03:08 PM by jpak
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/preparation_fo...

An 85-foot research vessel pulled away from Barneys Dock in Atlantic City last Thursday, an American flag fluttering from its rigging, and a yellow painted buoy perched on its stern.

Riding the tide, the trawler headed for a spot 2.8 miles as the crow flies from Tennessee Avenue and the Boardwalk before dropping the buoy, bristling with scientific instruments, into the cold waters of the Atlantic.

It is the beginning of a two-year wind and whale study for what may end up being the nations first offshore wind farm, where pylon-mounted turbines perched high above the waves, driven by huge, aerodynamic blades spinning freely to catch the wind, are expected to generate enough power one day to light up thousands of homes.

New Jersey is in a race to have the first offshore wind-generated power project, and the state just might beat Massachusetts, where U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week announced the approval of a 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. That project, under review for nine years, continues to be threatened by lawsuits.

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 03:14 PM
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1. told there was an error, so reposted
Edited on Sat May-08-10 03:15 PM by BrklynLiberal
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 03:15 PM
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2. Fantastic news. hope this is the beginning of lots of these...offshore and onshore.
No problem with huge wind spills in the ocean...
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 03:15 PM
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3. Oh good. Five years from now when the wind plant blows aprat, I'm sure we'll
have lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of anti-science uneducated "wind will save us" cretins here worrying about the plankton the useless pile of metal is having on the New Jersey coast.



It is a terrible waste of money put forth by the gas industry to keep themselves rolling in the green.

I favor banning dangerous natural gas in my state and in the other states that dump their dangerous fossil fuel waste in the seas, the atmosphere and on the land.

It's why I regard wind power as an anathema. It is totally dependent on the dangerous fossil fuel industry.

Famous Anti-nuke Amory Lovins describes his revenue sources:

Mr. Lovinss other clients have included Accenture, Allstate, AMD, Anglo American, Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Baxter, Borg-Warner, BP, HP Bulmer, Carrier, Chevron, Ciba-Geigy, CLSA, ConocoPhillips, Corning, Dow, Equitable, GM, HP, Invensys, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi, Monsanto, Motorola, Norsk Hydro, Petrobras, Prudential, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch/Shell, Shearson Lehman Amex, STMicroelectronics, Sun Oil, Suncor, Texas Instruments, UBS, Unilever, Westinghouse, Xerox, major developers, and over 100 energy utilities. His public-sector clients have included the OECD, the UN, and RFF; the Australian, Canadian, Dutch, German, and Italian governments; 13 states; Congress, and the U.S. Energy and Defense Departments.


Do let us know how your "wind to hydrogen" giant SUV is working, though. I'm sure it's swell.
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 06:56 AM
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4. yeah, those pics look like a serious wind spill...
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