Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Green News Ahead

A couple of items popped up on the radar this morning that give me hope that the nation may one day finally move forward.
Progress, as it were:
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is heading to Boston to reveal more details Tuesday about the progress of what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Salazar will unveil a final operation and construction plan for the proposed 130-turbine Cape Wind project, an individual briefed on the announcement told The Associated Press.

Item - Google buys majority stake in huge wind farm

Google Inc. said on Monday it and two Japanese partners will pay General Electric Co. about $500 million for a majority equity stake in the world's largest wind farm, under construction in Oregon.

The $2-billion US Shepherds Flat project, near Arlington, Ore., is due to be completed next year. It will stretch over 77 square kilometres of north-central Oregon and generate enough energy for 235,000 U.S. homes. The site's developer is Caithness Energy.

A progressive's dream: investing in technology that will help save the environment has become profitable.