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(Grist)   In 2007, 25% of wind turbines installed in America were made in America. In 2012 it was 72%   (grist.org) divider line 17
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1208 clicks; posted to Business » on 14 Aug 2013 at 2:23 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-14 03:56:16 PM  
5 votes:

dywed88: I would love to have a windfarm out my back door


That would probably work.
2013-08-14 02:34:08 PM  
5 votes:

NuttierThanEver: James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.

Typing on phone during meeting instead of paying attention to inane blather
She me


I will she you, I'll she you in the vagina.
2013-08-14 02:27:57 PM  
4 votes:

NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind


If we farm all the wind, there won't be any wind left, and then who's gonna make weather happen, huh? Your man-crush Stalin?
2013-08-14 04:05:59 PM  
3 votes:
I signed up for this thing where all my electricity is wind-generated so my electric bills are like twice what they used to be because I am a stupid hippie.  I feel like I have personally paid for at least two of these got damned things.  I at least want a climb up one of them and scream through the blades so I sound like Darth Vader.
2013-08-14 02:43:17 PM  
3 votes:

bopis: My dad had an American made windmill in the 80's and it was a piece of shiat. I have only bought Japanese windmills and have never had a problem except for that time the windmill flew off on its own.


That happens if you don't regularly prune the tentacles.
2013-08-14 03:53:40 PM  
2 votes:
All these fans are going to make the cows cold in winter.
2013-08-15 06:19:18 AM  
1 votes:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I will only support these if we actually sharpen the blades. I like the idea of giant whirling razor blades that leave comical chunks of birds, parachute jumpers, and stray kites in evenly bisected pieces.

They can't sharpen the blades, that would make the wind move too fast...


Don't be an idiot. The reason they can't sharpen them is that they'd slice up the oxygen molecules and we'd all suffocate!
2013-08-15 01:41:42 AM  
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I will only support these if we actually sharpen the blades. I like the idea of giant whirling razor blades that leave comical chunks of birds, parachute jumpers, and stray kites in evenly bisected pieces.


They can't sharpen the blades, that would make the wind move too fast...
2013-08-14 08:04:52 PM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
Good old American windmill to support the real 'Mericans working the land

i1.trekearth.com
Dirty hippy windmills that are taking American jobs and spoil the view for our wonderful representatives in their multi million dollar homes.
2013-08-14 06:48:57 PM  
1 votes:
Put one infront of Rush Limbaugh, one infront of Sarah Palin and one infront of the Teabaggers. Ta da! Energy problem solved
2013-08-14 06:26:26 PM  
1 votes:

Dog Welder: dywed88: The wind energy industry sure is booming. I still can't understand the people that object to them over appearance, I would love to have a windfarm out my back door, they are amazing to watch.

I find them relaxing unless you stare at them for too long.  And then it's always with the spinning...and the turning...and that creaking noise just creaking and spinning and turning.  And then when there's some sort of a storm THE CREAKING AND SPINNING AND TURNING...it's worse and faster and NEVER CEASING.

But I digress.


Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap, will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking and beeping and flashing - they're *flashing* and they're *beeping*. I can't stand it anymore! They're *blinking* and *beeping* and *flashing*! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug!
2013-08-14 04:50:37 PM  
1 votes:
they're returning our jerbs!
2013-08-14 04:21:50 PM  
1 votes:

bindlestiff2600: made made
or
assembled made?


I'm pretty sure 100% of the windmills in the US were "assembled" here.
2013-08-14 03:51:49 PM  
1 votes:

Im_Gumby: impaler: FlashHarry: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?

Iowa's wind farms are massive and beautiful.

Ludington MI has a couple of them too

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x408]


So does the Thumb.

One of my aunts was complaining she could hear them. The nearest one as of 4 years ago is 13 miles away.

When she shushed us while we were visiting and said "There it is", the rest of the family pointed out that was the dairy 1/2 mile down the road she was hearing.

She is royally pissed at my dad for allowing the power company to use a portion of his land to set one up.  I know part of the reason he allowed it is to get her to move away, but also the money they offered.

This news goals well the the fact we have a trade surplus with China in the overall solar industry.
2013-08-14 03:24:30 PM  
1 votes:

James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.


See what wind farming has done? It's blown away his grammar and shredded his spelling. Damn wind farms.
2013-08-14 02:49:21 PM  
1 votes:

Best Princess Celestia: Its because the US has so much moving air to take advantage of; mostly expelled. Politicians, lawyers, actors, etc...


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2013-08-14 02:47:38 PM  
1 votes:
The cooling effect of all those extra wind turbines explains why it was so cool this summer (its only 75 right now).
 
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