Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Northern Maine Community College has decided to test its potential for wind generation. The College will install a meterological tower on the north end of campus to collect data on wind speed and direction. While it's unclear whether a tower at NMCC would cut the College's costs, it does dovetail nicely with NMCC's renewable and wind curriculum.

Meanwhile, President Obama has announced $8 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear power. The loan guarantees will help build two new nuclear reactors at an existing plant in Burke, Georgia. Statistics on the project include generation of power for 1.4 million people, 3,500 on-site construction jobs and approximately 800 permanent operations jobs.

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