T. Boone Pickens - Blowing in the Wind
There is much talk about Picken's plan for the Pampa Windfarm. The thing that jumps out at me is this project turns 400,000 acres across five counties into a void for any other use. What a sight to behold I'm sure. You know everything is bigger in Texas.
In West Virginia, after some MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL, the Mount Storm wind farm is a joke.
82 turbines are needed to generate 164 megawatts. The new Wise County Power Plant will generate 585 megawatts. It would take close to 300 turbines to produce that power. That is a lot of turbines and land. The Mount Storm wind farm with its 82 turbines is over 14 miles long "14 miles of turbines, 82 turbines, two rows deep." If Wise county used the same design it would take over 5o miles of turbines. What a view.
After some thought, I have concluded that with the present technology - Wind Farms Blow.
I believed that then and now. What is absent from the Wind Farm talk is the environmental activist. How many streams and watersheds will be affected on those thousands and thousands of acres? How does it affect wildlife? All good questions
Damn right Pickens wants your support, his big pockets need to stay full.