Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nice Breezes

Power from the wind is putting up promising numbers in several US states while Scotland is going for all the marbles.

In the states, no, it is not hot air from the Republican primaries, but clean energy from turbines spinning in Iowa and South Dakota.  Both states generated 20% of their electricity from wind in 2011 and dozens of lawmakers from both parties signaled support for extending a key tax credit set to expire at the end of next year, according to the American Wind Energy Association via Platt's News

Meanwhile, Scotland is taking no prisoners. They have set a goal of 100 percent renewables by 2020.

The biggest wind farm in the world is under construction there.  "The £4.5 billion project envisages up to 300 turbines in water 200ft deep more than 13 miles off Caithness, generating enough power for more than a million homes by 2020," according to

Good news blowing in the wind.

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