Experts Say Wind Energy Key To Oklahoma Economy

Speakers at a wind energy conference say Oklahoma has vast potential for the development of the renewable resource and that it could be a boon to the state's economy. Full Story
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Eric

New York, NY

#1 Jun 24, 2009
Count me in!

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Jun 24, 2009
Don't they have a few around Elk now?
bill dean

United States

#3 Jun 25, 2009
Thrill wrote:
Don't they have a few around Elk now?
there is a wind farm north of elk and they have started one north of sweetwater, hundreds of windmills
bill dean

United States

#4 Jun 25, 2009
the one at sweetwater will provide enough electricity for 40,000 homes
him

Claremore, OK

#5 Jun 25, 2009
Yeah I guess it helps to have these out there in Western Oklahoma. I have a farm by Clinton and pasture land by Weatherford and I may be alone on this and thats ok but I see these windmills as an eyesore. I miss seeing the view with no windmills. Yeah yeah I know they are helping but I can have my on view on it.
Elk Citian

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Jun 26, 2009
Our state should really be investing in wind energy. I've read that Oklahoma has twice the wind energy potential per square mile as Texas does, and if developed, our state could generate nearly 10% of America's energy needs.

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#7 Jun 26, 2009
as long as they are actually planning on doing it and it isn't just a bunch of "hot air"...LOL...

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

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#8 Jun 26, 2009
Elk Citian wrote:
Our state should really be investing in wind energy. I've read that Oklahoma has twice the wind energy potential per square mile as Texas does, and if developed, our state could generate nearly 10% of America's energy needs.
That's because Kansas sucks and Texas blows. Gotta love the old football joke..

BOOMER!
Micah

United States

#9 Jun 26, 2009
Thrill wrote:
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That's because Kansas sucks and Texas blows. Gotta love the old football joke..
BOOMER!
Sooner!

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

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#10 Jun 27, 2009
Thank you.
billybob

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Jun 27, 2009
Thrill wrote:
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That's because Kansas sucks and Texas blows. Gotta love the old football joke..
BOOMER!
and the people from new york think the windchargers are what causes all the wind
get a life

Verona, KY

#12 Jun 27, 2009
you know were the expert can go they want to change the United States because of this and that well let me tell you right now old people knew what it took to live and these people who think numbers and stats can change anything need to get a life we live in a world of people who won't work and stand with their hands out. Let's take back our country and if you voted for OBAMA you can get help from your local shrink for free until july 4 just use the code ISIVFO I"M STUPID I VOTED FOR OBAMA
Popeye

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jun 27, 2009
him wrote:
Yeah I guess it helps to have these out there in Western Oklahoma. I have a farm by Clinton and pasture land by Weatherford and I may be alone on this and thats ok but I see these windmills as an eyesore. I miss seeing the view with no windmills. Yeah yeah I know they are helping but I can have my on view on it.
Do you like seeing the view with Oil wells everywhere? Whats the difference? I would rather go with clean wind energy and help my kids have a cleaner and healthier future.
Bliss

Ponca City, OK

#14 Jun 28, 2009
Great!!! Now to fund it: Create a co-op credit union where participants may invest in the wind energy project and reap a reward rather than interest on mortgages and other loans. Energy is currently a Need in all of the US. When all is said and done, more is said than done.
bigman

Elk City, OK

#15 Jun 29, 2009
Just where is the electric going that is generated from these wind mills? Not to Oklahoma there selling it to other states, we the state gets the money. Why not use the electric we send to other states for Oklahoma. I heard also if it did it would go to OG&E not PSO. Give me some feed back. This is just hear say.
Tony

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Jun 29, 2009
him wrote:
Yeah I guess it helps to have these out there in Western Oklahoma. I have a farm by Clinton and pasture land by Weatherford and I may be alone on this and thats ok but I see these windmills as an eyesore. I miss seeing the view with no windmills. Yeah yeah I know they are helping but I can have my on view on it.
Yeah and our great grandfathers probably complained about the telegraph and electrical power poles that "ruined the view".

et me tell you how to make yourself happy.

Grab your camera and drive out in the country to a place where you cannot see any power poles or lines or wind generators. Snap a dozen pictures and choose the best one to be framed and hung in your house. See how easy it is?

old joe

Tulsa, OK

#17 Jun 30, 2009
Tony wrote:
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Yeah and our great grandfathers probably complained about the telegraph and electrical power poles that "ruined the view".
et me tell you how to make yourself happy.
Grab your camera and drive out in the country to a place where you cannot see any power poles or lines or wind generators. Snap a dozen pictures and choose the best one to be framed and hung in your house. See how easy it is?
I agree with HIM those windmills are ugly. I say if Ted Kennedy can stop them in his state, I say we stop them in ours. I'll take one good coal powered power plant over hundreds of the "pinwheels" that won't produce when the wind doesn't blow, any day.
Hmmm

United States

#18 Jun 30, 2009
Well they aren't really that bad. I think Oklahoma would have a much harder time stopping more wind farms in our state, considering the huge clean energy potential we have. Massachusetts is really small, and they don't have a great deal of room for wind farms. No coal plants, they produce a good deal of pollution. It doesn't really matter for yall in eastern Oklahoma anyway. Besides, on what day in Oklahoma is the wind not blowing?

If we can help stop global warming and save the planet for future generations, it's a small price to pay.
old joe

Tulsa, OK

#19 Jun 30, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
If we can help stop global warming and save the planet for future generations, it's a small price to pay.
How can we STOP something WE didn't start?
It has been both hotter and colder in the past than it is right now. "WE" didn't cause either of those climate changes and "WE" are not causing the current warm up.
This is nothing more than politics. FOLLOW THE MONEY........It will open our eyes.

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#20 Jun 30, 2009
old joe wrote:
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How can we STOP something WE didn't start?
It has been both hotter and colder in the past than it is right now. "WE" didn't cause either of those climate changes and "WE" are not causing the current warm up.
This is nothing more than politics. FOLLOW THE MONEY........It will open our eyes.
Would you like that coal plant in your back yard?

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