The Boulder Clean Power Plan

I attended a climate meeting yesterday at the University of Colorado. They said that most people are already highly traumatized by climate change, and that only 100 wind turbines could provide all of Boulders’ energy needs – which are currently met by this ultra-clean coal/gas fired power plant that many residents probably aren’t even aware of.

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So, what they are proposing is this :

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Of course they can’t get rid of the other power plant, because this week the wind only blew for a few hours.

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NCAR Foothills Lab Weather (english, weekly)

So basically what they want to do is spend huge amounts of money to destroy the environment – and accomplish essentially nothing. The climate of Boulder isn’t changing.

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6 Responses to The Boulder Clean Power Plan

  1. BallBounces says:

    Global warming alarmists should only be allowed to pontificate when the wind is blowing. Their presence on the internet should be similarly constrained. Their resulting on-again, off-again, now-we-see-them, now-we-don’t presence would serve as an object lesson on wind power.

  2. EternalOptimist says:

    ONLY 100 turbines.

    There is something about that word that has bugged me all my life. Only

    It’s one of those loaded words that pretends very hard not to be loaded. I wish someone would do a study on that word

    • rw says:

      Good point. Yes, this is an oft-used rhetorical touch, now that I think about it. And, from what I can tell, (these) people do it ‘by instinct’.

      A study would be very useful.

  3. Douglas Hoyt says:

    The people in Boulder expect all the turbines to be elsewhere, such as in Ft. Collins. Out of sight, out of mind.

  4. dp says:

    In Quincy, Washington Yahoo, Microsoft, and Intuit are growing their data center presence. Only in a pathetic blue state could someone find fault them with choosing the very highest reliability backup power. http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/09/13/quincy-generator-cluster-draws-scrutiny/

    The duty cycle of these generators is incredibly low consisting primarily of quality assurance and will be a problem for nobody. It would please me no end to see all the hi-tech/clean tech pack up and leave that dirt patch the way they found it. Oh – and all that produce and other products they ship out of there? Filthy Diesel-powered trucks and trains do it all. They have to go, too, if the morons in that town don’t wish to look like idiots.

  5. Password protected says:

    Who’s pocket will be picked?

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