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The Floating Wind Turbine Project That Could - Crockpot 04.24.12

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Wind TurbineThe North Atlantic may finally be home to hundreds of floating wind turbines: According to Treehugger, Britain and the U.S. are set to collaborate on a multimillion-dollar floating wind farm initiative that will eventually generate as much as 7 megawatts of electricity. The agreement is years in the making, but could be operational by 2016. And while European countries have been moving on offshore wind farms for years, the U.S. has lagged behind, that is until very recently. Read More 


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