U.S.’ Largest Federally Owned Wind Farm Starts Powering Nuclear Weapons Plant

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has dedicated the U.S.’ largest federally owned wind farm at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas.

Pantex, the nation’s primary facility for the assembly, disassembly and maintenance of nuclear weapons, will now be powered largely by the Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP). The 11.5 MW, five-turbine PREP wind farm has been under construction since August on 1,500 acres of Department of Energy-owned land adjacent to the plant.

The NNSA says construction of the wind farm was recently completed under a unique finance model, known as an “energy savings performance contract,” which allowed Siemens to build PREP with no up-front cost to the taxpayers. Siemens will be paid directly from the value of guaranteed energy savings generated by the turbines, an amount expected to average $2.8 million annually. Read article

6 thoughts on “U.S.’ Largest Federally Owned Wind Farm Starts Powering Nuclear Weapons Plant

  1. So….these wind turbines are for the benefit of the earth. We want to remove a trace amount of CO2 from the air, before we unleash a torrent of nuclear weapons upon it? Am I reading this correctly? I thought so. This world has gone to Hell, in a handbasket. Are all you Liberals happy yet?

  2. Government @ work!

    5 wind turbines – reporting for duty – under a unique finance model;
    provides, a champagne moment for Seimens and friends;
    and, all emails should be lost – soon.

    ‘[excerpt] Pantex, the nation’s primary facility for the assembly, disassembly and maintenance of nuclear weapons, will now be powered largely by the Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP). The 11.5 MW, five-turbine PREP wind farm has been under construction since August on 1,500 acres of Department of Energy-owned land adjacent to the plant.’

    Hope and Change @ work!

  3. What a bunch of BS. Wonder if they send employees home on the days there is no wind or do they get paid for not working too? This is another government project that makes no sense at all, every day there is something new and unbelievable. You really couldn’t make this sh*+ up.

  4. BlueGreen Alliance, June 17, 2014
    David Foster Director of the BlueGreen Alliance has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy as senior advisor on industrial and economic policy.
    Foster helped to found the BlueGreen Allaince and was with the USW.

    BlueGreen Alliance Board:
    Leo W. Gerard, Co-Chair & International Pres. USW which includes Canada
    Michael Brune, Co-chair & Executive Director, Sierra Club

    Easy to see which direction the U.S. going with “green” energy policy.
    http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/latest/bluegreen-alliance-executive-director-david-foster-to-join-department-of-energy-as-senior-advisor-to-sec-moniz

  5. So when wind proponents see a giant mushroom cloud in the sky they can feel all warm and fuzzy inside because they’ll know that bomb was made with wind energy.

  6. Wynne does not have the scientific educational background to understand energy issues. This is why you can’t engage her in energy issues discussions except in a superficial manner/way. Same goes for Horwath.

    Liberal Party connections lead to the Maurice Strong crowd.
    NDP connections lead to the BlueGreen Alliance and the USW.
    PCs connections are to their fat-cats with interests in renewable energy.
    Green Party connections lead to Maurice Strong.
    All of thes groups interact so this gives this affair a spider web appearance.
    Some in these groups go back and forth to the U.S. with their various connections there.

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