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Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

By at May 11, 2012 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

Wind power, a Pennsylvania state politician recently said, is accomplishing one thing: spending taxpayer money. But there is growing evidence it is doing other, more positive things, such as creating jobs and supplying the electrical grid – with considerably less risk than the Keystone State’s other burgeoning energy source. “I am 100 percent for alternative […]

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Wind Off the Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior) and the Other Great Lakes Could Power U.S. Homes

By at March 31, 2012 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Wind Off the Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior) and the Other Great Lakes Could Power U.S. Homes

Wind from the Great Lakes could supply the U.S. with more electricity than 700 nuclear power plants, according to a statement Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE made the claim while announcing a Memorandum of Understanding between the department and five states – Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania – that […]

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Renewable Energy Has Jobs For the Future, Now

By at March 9, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Renewable Energy Has Jobs For the Future, Now

Amid the political posturing about the nation’s unemployment rate, two encouraging tidbits surfaced in the news flow this week. The first item was that rising unemployment numbers might well indicate increasing numbers of jobs. Counter-intuitive, but true. The apparent contradiction, it turns out, lies in the fact that the jobless rate numbers do not count […]

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Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

By at February 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

Spaced out along 10 miles of mountain ridge about 100 miles north of my home are a line of humongous propellers mounted on poles. There are about 60 of the propellers, twirling, almost constantly, above Mahanoy City – a town in the center of Pennsylvania’s once-thriving anthracite coal industry. The slowly spinning blades drive turbines […]

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Top Ten Wind Producers by Nation (2010)

By at January 9, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Top Ten Wind Producers by Nation (2010)

 Nation  Production capacity in megawatts  10) Denmark  3,752  9) Canada  4,008  8) UK  5,204  7) France  5,660  6) Italy  5,797  5) India  13,065  4) Spain  20,676  3) Germany  27,214  2) United States  40,200  1) China  41,800   Source:  The Wind Power Photo by WAstateDNR

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