Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Wind Turbine News Via The Wind Turbine Blog

Couple of interesting news stories over at the Wind Turbines blog this morning:

Nissan Proposes to Build Wind Farm at Plant in UK. Nissan plans to install seven wind turbines to power its car factory in the UK. Officials with Nissan say that the turbines will enable the company to cut costs while also cutting over 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually from the factory. Given the fact that the major obstacles to most wind power projects are the cost of transmission and concerns over aesthetic impacts, installing turbines in already industrialized areas certainly has some very appealing benefits. It will be interesting to follow the development of this project. The BBC also has this short piece on Nissan's plans.

EPA names Moab "Green Power Community". According to the Moab Times-Independent article cited over at Wind Turbines, Moab is the first community in the US to meet EPA's "Green Power Community" standards. To achieve EPA Green Power Community status, 3 percent of all electricity used in the Moab area – about 3,000 megawatt hours (3 million kilowatt hours) – of the 100,000 megawatt hours of electricity used annually by area customers must come fromrenewable energy sources

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