Wind power saves Kodiak 1 million gallons of diesel
A Coast Guard helicopter flies past the wind turbines on Kodiak's Pillar Mountain.
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#1 Nov 21, 2010
If you read up on wind turbines you'll find their window of efficiency is very narrow, and the fact their pretty high maintenance in an Alaskan environment. To see the true numbers of what they saved,(half million gallons is realistic)you'll probably have to go back a year further.
I'm all for clean, renewable, cost effective energy, but be honest about what it cost and how much it produces. Remember, just because it's a local small town co-op, doesn't mean there aren't a lot of polotics and hidden agendas in it.
#2 Nov 21, 2010
Corporate America's money is not worth are communities human values. Alaska maybe the last United State, in America. Are future depends on knowledge and changing the bad habits of allowing the mighty dollar to dictate the worth of something. When estimating the amount of clean, renewable or alternative energy we must consider factors other than, gallons of fuel & dollars saved. If you wished to calculate the true savings from Kodiak, Alaska's wind power generation, factors such as: How much fuel and money does it take to get fuel to Kodiak, Alaska & The changes in the community's conservation of energy do to education and visibly seeing the turbines, etc.
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