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Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Developing 120 MW Wind Farm

The Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux are partnering with Boston energy organization Citizens Wind to develop a 120-MW wind farm on their land in South Dakota.

The project will cost $400 million, take three years to build and how much is levitra is expected to provide electricity for 50,000-60,000 homes. Beyond the how to safely buy viagra online environmental benefits, the Sioux are hoping the project will bring some much-needed economic relief and jobs to http://www.wowgraphicdesigns.com/levitra-for-cheap their tribe. If the project is successful, it could be a blueprint for other tribes to follow.

This project is just one of a few wind projects Citizens Wind is planning with Native American groups. They are also working with the Cree Nation of Mistissini in Quebec, the Ojibwe in Ontario and the Navajo Nation.

via Treehugger

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Is it wise to allow power to be tribaliz
written by steelhawk, March 17, 2009
Is investment of vast sums of money on tribal/racial criteria a sound practice? Somehow I don't think so.
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Excellent news
written by BruceMcF, March 18, 2009
The way that Citizens Energy is saltlakewebcentral.com taking advantage of the scale-ability of Wind Power to work with local communities to develop wind power resources is very promising news indeed.
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written by Bob Wallace, March 18, 2009
Any indication of canadian viagra sales how much additional capacity the current grid can handle moving wind from the Great Plains to viagra buying online the Northeast Coast?

What's the current state of grid upgrade plans?

("steelhawk" - seek help for your racial bigotry. It would be a shame to live the online pharmacies viagra rest of your life as a emotional cripple.)
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written by russ, March 18, 2009
I am all for the idea and all for the tribes making such investments in the future for their own good - everyone wins.

Two questions please:
120 mW * 1000 = kW or 120,000 kW
for 60,000 homes that is 2 kW per home?

3.33 million dollars per mW seems high - is it?
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Great news
written by Richard, March 18, 2009
@steelhawk - tribal basis is a great basis for investing. The ONLY hold up for wind power is NIMBY (not in my back yard). No one wants these things in their back yard; or within 10 miles of their back yard. Understandably, because they get fractionally cheaper (and greener) power but potentially lose a lot of value in their homes. In the case of tribes, they own the land and can do whatever they want. They get all of the upside, which is fine by me because I want green power IEBY (in everyone's back yard).
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Ecofriendly alternatives on the plains.
written by RuJia, March 18, 2009
As someone who is from South Dakota, I don't believe many people realize that South Dakota has three of i use it women viagra the poorest counties in the nation, all within Indian Reservations. This is http://www.wowgraphicdesigns.com/viagra-sale a wonderful way for the tribes to be helping the environment and their families and tribes building their local economies and buy real viagra online such. Wind turbines vs. Casinos, which are you honestly going to prefer? Plus the energy is free, and anyone who has been to west-river SD, knows there is a LOT of land. And Richard is correct, it is up to their discretion on the best choice generic viagra professional usage. They receive revenue and the homes on the grid cheaper, cleaner energy.

Steelhawk, if you still disagree with this and have another positive alternative to helping the Lakota Sioux and plains tribes...please share.
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written by Carl, March 18, 2009
Seems like a classic example of clean energy leading to green jobs. Presumably local Indian workers would be hired and trained for installation and maintenance, and could be an ongoing career as wind farms expand.

$3/W is a little high, usually costs are $1-2/W peak capacity, but maybe this includes transmission lines. The cost/W will be higher or lower depending on the average wind speed. According to just try! cialis 100 the NREL wind resource maps, there are fair to excellent categories of energy, and some in the outstanding category outside the how much levitra reservation. Some good resources on wind cost are http://answers.google.com/answ...72316.html with this nifty calculator at http://www.windpower.org/en/tour/econ/econ.htm
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From the Tribal Perspective
written by yancyg, March 27, 2009
I am a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Central, South Dakota. We have also been looking at Alternative Energy sources such as wind power especially here in South Dakota were it seems the wind never stops. The tribe usually have to just through more obstacles than other government entities due to state requlations, BIA, Federal and Tribal govt issues. As well as political, Tribes need to convince the electric cooperatives to go along with this type of energy. I have had a windpowered turbine at my house for three years and http://www.ncitech.co.uk/buy-levitra-in-england yet I still pay and electric bill even when I am giving back to the grid.
Racial issues usually have two sides. It is in the middle where we find the answer. Government redtape and other issues seem to http://my921.ca/buy-levitra-online-levitra dominate when trying to find green or eco friendly alternatives. I hope that changes soon.

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