Snow reason not to share.
Home
New Windmills in Elkins
29 posts from 14 users
Updated 3 years ago
9,149 views
Jump to Newest Post
3 years ago
If anybody is interested, they are building new windmills in elkins right off RT. 33. They have 3 of the bases already up and i saw like 6 tractor trailers hauling the blades on saturday.

If your sitting at the caution light at the crystal springs exit they will be right in front of you on the mountain. If your comming from CV area they will be on the right hand side of the road.
3 years ago

Coolness.
3 years ago
This thread as innocent as it might seem has the potential to explode into a political firestorm..I’m just saying…

Windmills = Mid winter rain
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: fishnski
… the potential to explode into a political firestorm..
No doubt, which is why I read this thread, looking for the storm ya know.

Nice restraint so far,
we all need to get skied, soon, and often
3 years ago
..first it was the lumber, then it was the coal, now it is the
"renewable resoureses" with the big [censored] eminent domain power lines…
3 years ago
*runs over and lights the fuse….*
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: bawalker
*runs over and lights the fuse….*
Time for me to bail. Unsubscribe.

I’ll check back when it gets to 20 pages wink
3 years ago
[quote=fishnski} Windmills = Mid winter rain [/quote]

I have actually heard somewhere that windmills affect climate a little. Is there any merit to this?
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: Kris

I have actually heard somewhere that windmills affect climate a little. Is there any merit to this?


You know who’d be able to tell you right away, without having to think very hard about it?

Someone running a glider airport.

Is there any such nearby?
3 years ago
a butterfly can affect the climate but we shouldn’t worry about that…Its the ATMOSPHERE in our pristine Mountains we should be worried about!
Nothing like getting off the chairlift only to see a friggin Airport across on another ridge facing you with Gigantic Props on the planes…
Dead Bats & birds & loud squeaky noises terrorizing the little bunnies only to recieve a very very low amount of energy in return…Stupid as the Ethanol hoax.



Mid winter rain SUCKS which equals windmills..
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: fishnski

Nothing like getting off the chairlift only to see a friggin Airport across on another ridge facing you with Gigantic Props on the planes…


It’s not an airport.

It’s a GIANT piggy crying ‘Wheeeeee!’ all the way home.
3 years ago
Didnt know it was such a touchy topic.
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: Kris
Didnt know it was such a touchy topic.


Don’t let it worry you.

DO see the Geico commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F_G2zp-opg
3 years ago
Drove past this morning and saw the construction. They haven’t started hanging any of the blades yet, but as of now they are awfully hidden back up off the road. If I wasn’t looking for them I’d have never seen the towers. Not nearly the eyesore I was expecting.
3 years ago
I’d take the blades anytime over mountain top removal.
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: lbotta
I’d take the blades anytime over mountain top removal.


That says it all.
3 years ago
http://www.ilovemountains.org/

One of many web sites about mountain top removal. We use alot of electricity, and it has to com from somewhere. I agree that wind mills are preferrable.
3 years ago
How many windmills does it take to replace a 1200 megawatt power plant?
3 years ago
Figure 120 Beech-Ridge size windmills for one (153MW) Sporn 5 sized /unit/* of a 1100 MW power plant.


* that was due to be retired anyway.
3 years ago
I thought I was reading a blog out of the Huffington post when I read that the choice we had was windmills or Mtn top removal…Natural Gas if you don’t like Nuclear…We got ENDLESS supplies of gas!!

We could set up some smaller solar/thermal sites to please the greenies & I wouldn’t mind damming up the dryfork which would give me a lakefront property just south of the valley & give us some Hydro electric power..I’d have to throw Kwill a life preserver if that happened though!
3 years ago
The wind turbines at Scherr are 1.5 or 2.0MW each, I think. Let’s say 1.5:
1200mw/1.5mw/wind turbine = 800 wind turbines
3 years ago
As I implied in my earlier post though, taking the entire 1200MW as a lump is misleading. Large total output "plants" operate by sections or units of 150-500MW and any given unit may be offline at a given moment.
3 years ago
Almost afraid to post in this topic…hahaha..


The blades are going up now. Shouldnt be long before you see 5 or 6 full turning windmills. Pretty interesting to watch them put the up too.
3 years ago
How many tons of coal(and henceforth mountaintops)does it take to replace a wind mill? Hey, I don’t really like looking at windmills either, but the wind is there and that along with gas or what ever else is made available to us that doesn’t require the removal of sveral hundred thousands of acresof mountains in the Mountain Mama state,is OK by me. Of course NIMBY.
3 years ago
Unfortunately the Marcellus Shale is not proving to be as abundant as we thought in WV.
3 years ago
Forget the mountain top, actually mine it by going in shafts. I love the mountains as they are and believe that if a coal company wants to take a mountain top off to get coal, then they should rebuild the mountain top.

When push comes to shove, I’d rather have every mountain WV ripped off if that was the only means of providing reliable electricity and energy to citizens at a low cost. Not only that but build more coal fired plants and watch the CO2 not actually hurt a single thing.

smile
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: bawalker
I love the mountains as they are and believe that if a coal company wants to take a mountain top off to get coal, then they should rebuild the mountain

smile


Unfortunatley thats the fantasy world that coal companies and even Gov (ex) Manchin believes. I heard him in an interview a while back talking about how coal companies do a great job at putting the mountains back just the way they found them. Seriously, he said that. How stupid can 1 person be? I ask myself that all of the time.
3 years ago
Actually that first part was sarcasm … but in all seriousness I fully stand behind removing government based restrictions from coal companies to let us mine and use coal for energy to it’s greatest potential. Including ignoring cap n trade, ignoring Co2 data that is essentially false.

If there is to be litigation against coal companies, make I support it ONLY when a company damages someone else’s property, when highways are damaged from coal trucks, and when any soil from strip mining runs off and damages someone else’s property from haphazard care. Outside of that, let them do business, burn as much coal as they can and make electricity to provide to WV and the region for decades to come.
3 years ago
Snowshoe Airport.
Silver Creek/Airport Road

Anyone get it?

Ya’ gotta know Snowshoe history.

Ad: Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Snowcat got your tongue?
If you'd like to share your own comments, please log in to DCSki.
Don't have a profile? Create one here.
Page load time: 0.18 seconds