Tuesday, April 7, 2009

3,000 US coal power plants could be replaced by offshore wind power: Sec. of Interior

offshore wind farm copenhagen photo 

photo: pastalane via flickr

It's been nearly three years since TreeHugger covered a report asserting that offshore wind power could meet all the United States' electric needs, so when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar talks up wind's great potential, my reaction is more along the lines of "finally!" more than anything else. The interesting thing is how Salazar is framing that 1 million megawatts of wind power potential—in terms of how many coal plants we could replace. …

3,000 US Coal Power Plants Could be Replaced by Offshore Wind Power: Sec. of Interior

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