Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's Wrong With Kansas

@EthonRaptor Dana Nuccitelli from Skeptical Science explains at the Guardian

The Department of Energy has concluded that the total economic benefit of adding 1,000 megawatts of wind energy in Kansas would exceed $1bn over a 20-year period, including $2.7m per year in payments to landowners, $2.9m per year in local property tax revenue, thousands of construction jobs, and 432 new local long-term jobs. All evidence indicates that continuing to add wind energy will have little impact on electricity rates and will benefit the local economy.
The question now is whether Kansas is willing to sacrifice those benefits for the sake of the coal industry.
Eli is with HL on this one


dhogaza said...

I don't think they are, actually.

They'll kill it because it's hippy liberal lefty anti-american technology.

David B. Benson said...
states wind farms in Kansas growing at a 75% annualized rate.

Anonymous said...

"They'll kill it because it's hippy liberal lefty anti-american technology."
Which is dumb, because all the anti-American in this world is what defines America these days, which proves HL's point.