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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Just watched this, and I think it's a reasonable idea.

http://www.pickensplan.com/
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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Just watched this, and I think it's a reasonable idea.

http://www.pickensplan.com/
It's a great idea. I would like to see that middle belt riddled with windmills. However I would like this to be done within 5 years not 10. Think of the jobs it would create.
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energy from wind should be used more imo. lots of people fight as they don't like the looks of the windmills. I would not mind looking at those. the key is to get like he said the right leadership and the people working together.
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There are some pretty large wind farms in Northern Iowa . . . and the global demand for planetary gearboxes for those things is making it harder for our company to get boxes for our machines. The funny thing is, they generally need our machines to lay the lines in the ground when building the wind farms.


I see the blades go by on oversize load rigs now and then . . . they are huge . . . nothing like the little thing that sits on the hill on 31 north of Muskegon, hehe.
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first of all, http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=97132

Will it work? It will help, but I don't think it will solve all of our long term energy problems.
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Will it work? It will help, but I don't think it will solve all of our long term energy problems.
I think this could solve all energy needs for Michigan with the way people drive on I-75, 696, 96, 69 etc.....

Highway powered wind turbines.
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Sure sounds like a partial solution.Why those states are complaining about the mills is a mystery to me. My guess is that they do not want to transfigure the pristine backdrop of corn and smell of corporate hog farms.
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rather than wind i think geothermal, or ocean thermal would be a better alternative
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Will it work? It will help, but I don't think it will solve all of our long term energy problems.
Pickens himself claims that its only a temporary solution, and that it would be a bridge to alternative like electric cars and hydrogen cars.
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Pickens himself claims that its only a temporary solution, and that it would be a bridge to alternative like electric cars and hydrogen cars.
What really grabs my attention, is he specifically states that we will use Nuclear, but it would take to long to ramp up. He knows full well that the answer to our energy problems in this country could be solved by going with way more Nuclear Power. But the public is toooo scared when they hear the work "Nuclear," and so it will be very hard to get ramped upand going.

My opinion, go with Clean Coal Technology and Nuclear for all of our Electrical needs. Save fuel and natural gas for residential uses.
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