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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY REPORT: WIND POWER COSTS NEAR RECORD LOW 6 August 2013 By Elizabeth Salerno


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Ruth
- 235 days ago - aweablog.org
"The U.S. Department of Energy...Wind Technologies Market Report 2012, with some exciting findings concerning the cost of wind power...Highlights: Capital cost continues to drop, hitting an average of $1,940/kW for the capacity installed"..cost is less!



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Alan Lambert (90)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:07 am
The lower the better.
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Friday January 10, 2014, 12:55 pm
Blow wind blow. sounds a lot better than drill baby drill.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:16 pm
noted, thanks
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:56 pm
That's great news but just don't put those turbines in migratory routes.
 

Ruth R. (215)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 10:32 pm
Wind is one of the cleanest forms of energy! LET'S GO WIND WITH SOLAR! MicroHydro energy only on the sides of rivers and waterways, Wave and Tidal energy on floats and boats in bays, sounds, lakes.

Some considerations:
The laws on Birds for Wind Energy are very strict -- if the wind turbines cause a certain number of the birds to die -- the companies are getting sued.

1.) If people do build wind -- so that the wind turbines are where the birds will not fly into the turbines and buildings -- then wind energy would be good -- with the other IF.

2.) If people will use some wood and recycled-material wind turbines -- please see the article on wood turbine in Inhabit -- then there are less steel and less fiberglass wind turbines. This less steel would mean less mining or using recycled metals. Less mining usually has a better impact on the earth and all that lives on earth.

3.) The less use of fiberglass would mean using an organic material such as wood or some other bio-degrade-able material.

4. Wood windmills can and would be made efficient and beautiful -- so this would help the atmosphere and the scenery.

SOLAR energy-- How to make solar energy as earth-friendly as possible!
 

Ruth R. (215)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 10:32 pm
Thank you so much for the comments!
Thank you for the notes!
 
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