The dirtiest wind power in America


5 Responses to “The dirtiest wind power in America”

  1. sweetcraspy says:

    Hah, I was wondering if they were using it to blow air through a wind tunnel for windmill testing.

  2. Bob Kirkwood says:

    Maggie. If this diesel is so `dirty`, the operator should change the crankcase oil, replace the air filter and buy a better quality of fuel. 

    • er0ck says:

      i believe you are making a joke about the outside of the actual generator or maybe its internals.  but if you just said “buy a better quality of fuel” it could indeed make the actual generation “cleaner” w/ regards to carbon emissions if they used cleanly produced bio-diesel or just switched it to waste veggie oil.

      • Bob Kirkwood says:

          @eroc   No joke. Regular maintenance is the easiest way to keep emissions at a minimum. As a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, I’ve seen diesels improve vastly. I know they will never please everyone, but CAN be run responsibly.

  3. anansi133 says:

    What would it be like to have an elastic load- that did real work- be part of the grid? At home it might mean a ceramic kiln that was plugged in and ready to go, but didn’t turn on until there was a surplus that needed absorption. More realistic I suppose would be an aluminum smelter built to only/mostly take up surplus load.

    When I run the dishwasher or the laundry room, I rarely come back to handle the stuff immediately when the cycle is over, it usually takes me a while to remember. If I set it up just to use free juice, it could send me a text when it was done and I’d be fine with that.

    Toasters and hair dryers and refrigerators- not so much.

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