Showing posts from October 27, 2009

The Windy City

Harvard researchers have theorized that China could meet all of its energy needs by wind power alone, and on a windy day like today, I wonder if Granada Hills could do that too. Even Jay Leno has a wind turbine at his place -- but of course Jay Leno makes a lot more money than you do. Sadly, home wind turbines are cost-prohibitive for most individuals -- the cheapest ones start at $6,000 installed. Of course these less expensive turbines put out less power, and so they take longer to really amount to enough savings on electricity bills to offset their costs. I love the idea of people taking matters into their own hands and pursuing their own ideals, but I would love it even more if I could get a big fat subsidy to offset the cost of one of these babies.