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First community powered entirely by the wind

Posted by ecoshift on May 6, 2008

This just in from the “show me” state. Rock Port, Missouri is producing 2 megawatts more than they need using wind turbines and running their collective meter backwards.

I’d like to be posting something about the first community powered entirely by waves and tides with a Humboldt dateline. Talk about a predictable source of energy.

Locals energy buffs may have thought of it — they may even demand it, but maybe we could use a local “show me” farmer from Missouri to actually make it happen. ‘Course it can’t hurt to have a tides and waves version of the Wind Capital Group standing at the ready….

Maybe next year…

————————————- – Wind Energy In Rock Port

ROCK PORT – It wasn’t a ribbon cutting ceremony, it wasn’t a ground breaking– it was all about throwing a switch.

Welcome to Rock Port on Thursday, where the temperature was 44 degrees and the wind was blowing like crazy.

“What’s interesting is my husband is in the oil business but that’s alright, we’re thrilled to have wind energy here. As Americans we need to get more independent,” Rock Port resident Kim Bunton said.

“It’s a big deal,” Project Director Eric Chamberlain said. “It’s a big deal for renewable energy and it’s a big deal to be energy independent.”

Chamberlain was born and raised in Rock Port.

“What we’re celebrating is that the wind farm in Rock Port can produce more energy each year than what this community uses, and that has never been done before,” Chamberlain said.”


5 Responses to “First community powered entirely by the wind”

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