Thursday, July 09, 2009

Learning to love power lines...

T. Boone Pickens found out.

On Tuesday, Texas oilman and energy security proselyte T. Boone Pickens announced that he will delay, and likely permanently scuttle, plans for a 687 turbine wind project in the Texas panhandle.
The demise of the project, which was supposed to be the largest in the world at a rated generating capacity of 1,000 megawatts, came when Pickens discovered he couldn't raise money to build transmission lines to carry wind energy from his remote 200,000 acres to big cities that would consume the power. [More]
I have the uneasy feeling we could have thousands of turbines free-wheeling if we are not careful.

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