Tuesday, February 03, 2009

American wind power is the largest in the world

You know those evil oil burning Americans that hate the environment so much, espeically that previous President Bush? Well the country has just overtaken Germany as the single biggest producer of wind power in the world. Not that it will be probably be acknowledged by the environmentalist loons and anti-human types like George Monbiot of course. If they do they'll probably say that it was down to the Messiah Obama.

Just thought Id mention it.

11 comments:

T England said...

"One million people will be employed in the world wind-power industry by the end of the decade, despite the impact of the financial crisis, it was forecast today"
3rd feb 2009.

davidc said...

just how much does the 'installed' ie nameplate, wind power capacity actually contribute to the annual demand ?

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Oldrightie said...

Still prefer tidal for the UK.

marksany said...

Except on a day when it isn't windy, when their installed generating capability is zero.

Minekiller said...

Well obviously Dizzy. This is because in the Environmental Religion, the USA is Satan. (it came from Greenham Common....)

The Half-Blood Welshman said...

Surely the ready availability of immense amounts of wind in the United States is due to the Senate, not to Mr. Obama?

Doug said...

It's also important to remember that States have their own rights and priorities within the USA and were able to ignore Bush's obstructionism (GOP Arnie in California for example). And there are plenty of American leaders in this area unfortunately for the last 8 years none of them were in the White House.

DARWEN REPORTER, Linda Preston said...

Hideous drumming wind farms. A blot on the landscape.

Sam Duncan said...

Just thought I'd mention it.

Funny you should. I was leafing through one of those fact books the other day - a sort of Pears' Cyclopedia ripoff (I expect it's the last one I'll ever buy, what with the interweb and all), and I noticed something interesting: per capita emissions of traditional air pollutants (ie, not the dreaded carbon) in the late 1990s.

Carbon monoxide, which is pretty nasty: USA, 314kg/cap; Canada, 338; Australia 958. Particulates: USA 10kg/cap; Canada, 58.5; Norway, 12; Hungary, 13.

And so it goes on. The USA's reputation as the world's biggest polluter is based entirely on total emissions, and being the largest country at the same level of industrial development as Europe, Australasia and South-East Asia, it has the biggest numbers. But in fact, compared with the rest of us - including (in some cases especially) its sanctimonious neighbour to the north - it's doing pretty well.

marksany said...

I'd prefer geothermal. Available everywhere, always on.