Wyoming in for new crop of wind turbines

Oct 21, 2007 Full story: Casper Star-Tribune 10

“This is very valuable power in the sense that it's very desired power”

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uhhhu

Alsip, IL

#1 Nov 29, 2007
The Stories here could be more informative where they are not boring.
marjorie

Clearwater, FL

#2 Jan 11, 2008
i like what they are doing
Rachel

United States

#3 Jun 23, 2009
What they are doing is ridiculous! Nuclear energy is the way to go, or clean coal. These turbines create more jobs overseas than they create here. People like Ted Kennedy and Barbara Streisand don't want them near their houses so they push them onto the people in Wyoming. It will have more affect on wildlife than the other forms of energy. If you look at the eyesores and count how many are actually turning you can see that they aren't very efficient. Nuclear energy doesn't mean that our hair will start falling out. Even the governer of Wyoming stated that it is not realistic for us to depend on turbines alone. On 20 acres of land at Jim Bridger power plant four units, 600 megawatts,(2400 megawatts total) is what is produced seven days a week twenty four hours a day. On four acres of land approximately one turbine will occasionally produce 2 megawatts. You do the math.
Genny Pinwheel

Penrose, CO

#4 Jun 27, 2009
First, there is no such thing as 'clean coal', & nuclear power was only a viable option back when our borders were closed.
Wind power is very efficient when you base the facts upon the Kw produced per gallon of petro lubes used.
Your facts & figures "might" be right if folks only placed one turbine in 4 acres! The Bridger site is not the norm.
Turbines harm less wildlife & lifestock than automobiles.
All these facts are available thru your keyboard.
windspinner

Portland, OR

#6 Jul 22, 2011
We have to consider the real cost of nuclear whitch isnt in cost comparison. As the effect of using coal also isnt included in its cost. I beliove the way forward will be everything in the basket just with the dirtiest and dangerous being slowely phased out over the long haul. pico wind turbines in peoples back yards would drive you and your dog nuts but who gave you that much say i like solar in box as well and these big old turbines power hundred and fifty houses each while the wind blowing at top em towers witch is pretty steady at that height. the pay back on a turbine of that size is as little as seven years so shure just buy another one and so on.
Bob

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 26, 2011
lets bury the nuclear waste in Rachaels back yard
Rachel wrote:
What they are doing is ridiculous! Nuclear energy is the way to go, or clean coal. These turbines create more jobs overseas than they create here. People like Ted Kennedy and Barbara Streisand don't want them near their houses so they push them onto the people in Wyoming. It will have more affect on wildlife than the other forms of energy. If you look at the eyesores and count how many are actually turning you can see that they aren't very efficient. Nuclear energy doesn't mean that our hair will start falling out. Even the governer of Wyoming stated that it is not realistic for us to depend on turbines alone. On 20 acres of land at Jim Bridger power plant four units, 600 megawatts,(2400 megawatts total) is what is produced seven days a week twenty four hours a day. On four acres of land approximately one turbine will occasionally produce 2 megawatts. You do the math.
Bob

Chicago, IL

#8 Jul 26, 2011
Wind turbines are the future - areas that embrace them will see great electric rates in the future
Grizz- Hanna

United States

#9 Jul 28, 2011
Bob your an idiot, when has a power bill ever gone down? In my lifetime its never happened and I've been around for awhile.
jim bob also in hanna

Rock Springs, WY

#10 Aug 15, 2011
Yes grizz is right, our bills have actually went up since the new farm was built near here.
Rich the Republican

Hanna, WY

#11 Aug 26, 2011
Yes the Electric Bills have almost DOUBLED in the past 8 years. Thank you Wind Farms My azz!

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