Wind Power News Nuggets
It's been an unusual week for wind power news items. Besides the big stuff, like Spanish utility giant Iberdrola acquiring wind developer CPV Wind Ventures, LLC, there were a number of interesting smaller tidbits ("straws in the wind?"). Here are a few:
Eagles Soar With Wind: The Philadelphia Eagles will reimburse their employees who live in local areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey for purchasing wind power for their households. Eagles owner Christina Lurie notes that the environmental impact of professional sports games is huge (driving, trash, etc.) and that they provide a great educational opportunity. . . .
Man Avoids Jail Due to Wind: Not going to link to this one or mention any names so as not to cause further embarrassment, but it's true. A man convicted of driving under the influence received a suspended sentence this week, at least in part because he said he is a construction worker and will be starting work on a wind farm soon, enabling him to promptly pay his fine . . .
Dutch Firm Introduces Wind-Powered Light: Dutch design firm Demakers has developed a self-contained wind-powered lighting fixture (click on "Light Wind" after following the link), saying you can enjoy it "every summer evening until forever" . . .
Burgerville Wind Promo: OK, maybe this isn't new, but it's news to us: Burgerville, a restaurant chain in the Portland, Ore., area that is buying 100% wind power, has a promo going where children buying happy meals receive a printed card describing a wind farm and wind energy and decals to stick on it. . . .
Hope you had a good week, too.