American power company plans 51-megawatt wind farm in Colorado

Posted by Trish Riley, July 6, 2009

duke windFresh off the heels of China’s wind announcement, an American power company has just announced that it will be building a 51-megawatt wind farm in eastern Colorado — east of the famed Rockies.

The plant will be built by Duke Energy of North Carolina.

via American power company plans 51-megawatt wind farm in Colorado | 80+1 – A Journey Around the World.

Almost all of Duke Energy’s Midwest generation comes from coal, natural gas or oil, while half of its Carolinas generation comes from its nuclear power plants.

We appreciate this prescient investment in renewable wind energy,  but we’re watching this power giant closely and hope that this represents a move away from toxic power production via coal, oil and nuclear power.

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