Commission To Hear Study On Pamlico Sound Wind

The state Coastal Resources Commission will hear about a study that says a portion of the Pamlico Sound is the best spot in North Carolina for a utility-scale wind energy farm.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported that the commission will meet Thursday, when it will hear about a feasibility study from the University of North Carolina. The study found that most state waters aren't suitable for wind-energy development.

Class 5 winds or greater are required to support utility-scale wind farms, based on a scale of 1 to 7. The study says such power is found in the eastern Pamlico Sound but is less likely to be found in sounds elsewhere.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 27, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    Sam, before you accept the noise do a little surfing on the internet. I too, thought the same thing until I found relevant people like you and me, that either had to move away from them and have them shut down. You might want to look into it.
  • by Sam Location: Pamlico on Aug 27, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    I am all for it if it will lower the cost of power. If not, forget it. Noise I can used to, high costs its getting harder too.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 27, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    Yea, I am sure people will protest this just like the OLF and worse. Why, they are noisey and nerve wracking. Just go online and look for "windmill noise" and read all of the people protesting this in otehr states. Not in my backyard. Ever wonder why billionaire Boone Pickens, the poster child for windmills, hasn't started his own utility companies? Hmmmm

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