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Transmission Line Upgrades Could Unlock The ‘Saudi Arabia’ of Wind

By Clayton Handleman   Featured on CleanTechnica.com Wind is widely considered the most environmentally friendly source of electrical generation available.  It is no secret that the wind resource in the Great Plains states is extraordinary, so much so that wind … Continue reading

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4 GW Transmission Line to Carry Wind Power From the Great Plains East

By Clayton Handleman As reported here  explosive growth in wind power at the best sites in the Great Plains is hindered only by lack of transmission line access.  That barrier is now crumbling.  The Department of Energy announced that it … Continue reading

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Great Plains Wind, No Problem for the Neighbors

Any two of the top 7 states in the Great Plains Region (GPR) could supply the entire electrical energy needs of the US from wind power.  But at what cost in terms of quality of life for the residents?  Not … Continue reading

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  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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The ‘Super Grid’ is Super Important for Renewables Part I

Forbes recently released an interesting article on the importance of grid expansion in the US.  They did a nice job of highlighting some of the critical issues.  Upgrading the electric power transmission system is an infrastructure upgrade that can contribute … Continue reading

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30 Yr Time Lapse of Earth Includes: Montana Strip Mines, Mountain Top Removal and Disappearing Rain Forest

The second link is probably the best.  They have a number of time lapse images showing change over time. Here is the link to the Yahoo! article Here is the link to the referenced TIME article and a library of … Continue reading

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About the power of oil

From Thomas L. Friedman’s book Hot, Flat and Crowded “I believe that the best post-Iraq strategy for driving reform in the Persian Gulf is to bring down the global price of oil – by developing clean power alternatives – and … Continue reading

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