Monday, June 23, 2008

Energy That Doesn't Come From A Fossil

What a novel idea.

For the past four years, Utah State University business professors Ed Stafford and Cathy Hartman have lived and breathed wind power. Now their efforts are about to pay off.

At the end of the month, Utah’s first commercial wind power plant is set to begin generating electricity — thanks to the duo’s efforts.
When Spanish Fork’s nine turbines start turning, they will send 18.9 megawatts of energy to Rocky Mountain Power. At its peak output, the project will be able to power more than 19,000 homes, the equivalent of 74 percent of Spanish Fork’s energy needs.
That's right, Chris Cannon's district is looking at solutions like this, instead of say, shale oil or offshore drilling. Evidently they didn't listen when he said shale was the answer.

1 comment:

  1. These kinds of alternative energy products are a definite plus for the petroleum supply. The less of it that gets burned for electricity, the more of it is available for cars. It's an indirect way to free up oil, but it's also much more politically viable.