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Renewable energies debate rages on here

Ingo Wagner / Reuters
Offshore wind turbines are seen in Germany’s North Sea, along with a service platform that doubles as a transformer sending electricity to the mainland. Germany and Denmark are leaders in the offshore wind industry.

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By NBC News wire services September 26, 2012
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– “Power East Coast via wind?
Doable with 144,000 offshore turbines, study says”

“Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University.

It would require 144,000 offshore turbines standing 270 feet tall not one of which exists since proposals have stalled due to controversy and costs. But the analysis shows it’s doable and where the best locations are, says study co-author Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering”

“For the analysis published in the journal Wind Energy, Jacobson’s team created a computer model with 144,000 wind turbines that produce 5 megawatts of electricity each, similar to the turbines installed off Denmark and Germany. They then plugged in historical wind speed data to come up with estimates,” by Miguel Llanos, NBC News.
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– Renewable Northwest Power
“Wind power surpasses hydro for the first time ever in Northwest region”
Read more from Renewable Northwest Project, October 23, 2012

– “7 central Washington wind farm proposals on hold”
“Growth in the wind power industry in the Northwest has stalled.”
By the Associated Press in the Seattle Times.
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– “Keep wind power funded”
Op-Ed in The Olympian October 8, 2012.
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– “Solar home projects booming in Western Washington”

“Snohomish PUD customers have doubled it over the last three years. Seattle City Light customers doubled it one project. We’re talking about the rate of home solar projects, which are heating up in Western Washington.”

Northwest SEED, a non-profit group that supports solar energy, is helping form energy clusters, groups of neighbors who can get discount costs from solar panel installers by creating solar neighborhoods. Programs in Seattle and Camano Island have been very popular. Another project will begin open at the end of the month.

Snohomish PUD, Seattle City Light and several other utilities are offering incentives to people who install solar panels that feed energy back into the grid.

Heres a breakdown of Snohomish PUDs incentives, quoting Gary Chittam on KING-5 TV News.
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Ed. Note:
No PUD here in Yelm YET!
If Mayor Harding is replaced in Nov. 2014, perhaps yes, if a Prop One Initiative is on the ballot again!
Mr. Harding is way too aligned with PSE’s minions. Read more

This writer owns the very first all-electric Nissan LEAF car registered in the 98597 Zip Code.

Posted by Steve on November 23, 2012 at 6:06 am | Permalink

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