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California probably paid for most of the project. If you want your state to keep
the electricity, then finance and build it in state, and then it will all be
kept in Utah. The way I see it, CA gave Utah a bunch of money up front in order
to reap the long term benifits.
Why the heck are we exporting this electricity? California should produce what
California uses! And yes, I'd include coal-fired electricity, too.The Utah legislature ought to get on top of this.
California gets the energy? This has got to stop! This state needs to tell
California to fend for its self. I bet there are plenty of homes here in Utah
who could use the power. Please stop selling Utah land to California. Lets bring
the benefits back home where they belong!
I'm all for clean energy but too bad that Utah gets the eyesore and California
gets the energy. Also, these things kill migrating birds by the thousands. Someday this country will wake up and build new nuclear power plants.
You can't dismiss other forms of energy by picking their worst examples. Also, no one realistically expects wind to supply more than 20% of our
power and even that is hugely optimistic. We have to get the other 80% from some
where else. Even if we reduce consumption, we still have a HUGE gap to fill.
I thought this story was about Utah's legislature.
Now how long has NEVCO been trying to build their 275 MW coal plant. 5 Years
and counting.Want juice, got wind.
A 200 MW wind plant that costs $400,000,000 seems a reasonable price to me: $2
million a MW. Though I love to see the blades turning these will be well out of
view almost everyone. Wonder why more have not been installed at Point of the
Mountain. I have read of a nuclear plant in Finland under construction of 1,400
MW but this cost about $4 million a MW and you have to buy the enriched uranium.
Now if we could just get the state to encourage natural gas we might give wind
and other alternatives time to develop yet reduce pollution in the meantime.