Category Archives: Wind Power

An electric vehicle is less efficient than my cat

I once heard an electrical utility use the marketing phrase, “Electric heat is 100% efficient” The logic is that 100% of the energy available at a heating element becomes heat. The amount of energy lost to get that heat out … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Phillies go green

Citizens Bank Park is combining baseball with environmental awareness. The program combines the use of energy, consumables and fan awarness, Utility power usage at Citizens Bank Park is fueled by 20 million kilowatt-hours of Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates … Continue reading

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A diverse alternative energy farm near New Park

Jay McGinnis’ inconspicuous house near New Park, Pa. is an experiment of alternative energy. The windmills produce compressed air and electricity. The innovative air compressing wind mill stores the air throughout the farm using underground lines that act as a … Continue reading

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US wind employs more people than coal

Wind industry jobs jumped to 85,000 in 2008, a 70% increase year over (American Wind Energy Association). In contrast, the coal industry employs about 81,000 workers. (2007 U.S. Department of Energy report) Coal employment has remained steady in recent years … Continue reading

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Nuclear powered clothes drier

My natural gas bill is going up and so will electric rates soon and my income has been stagnant the past few years, so I set up a nuclear powered clothes drier to cut costs. I came to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Not drilling… “what is wrong with Washington”?

Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County, voted with his fellow Republicans against the (energy) bill, calling it an example of “what is wrong with Washington.” Instead of addressing the interest of all Americans, Platts said the bill would continue to prohibit … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric – solar and wind should be promoted differently

Sen. Barack Obama recently visited Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation in West Manchester Township. Bob Silknitter, of Red Lion, raised his hand and wondered why Sen. Obama never mentions hydroelectric power during his campaign speeches exhorting clean energy alternatives. Solar … Continue reading

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VIDEO Hovercraft rethinks friction

I am fascinated by machines that blend methods of locomotion we are familiar with and executes them in different combinations. Larry Weirich recently flew his home built hovercraft off of the Goldsboro Marina into the Susquehanna River. Instead of cutting … Continue reading

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Freedom comes from the sky

I was stretched out on my deck tonight gazing at the sky while a storm rolled in. I came to the conclusion that only the sun and the rain, as long as they fall above my property, are free. What … Continue reading

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A survivalist that heals

BUSKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — A few years ago, Kathleen Breault was just another suburban grandma, driving countless hours every week, stopping for lunch at McDonald’s, buying clothes at the mall, watching TV in the evenings. That was before Breault heard … Continue reading

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