Tag Archives: wind

Regardez! La Tour Eiffel a maintenant l’énergie verte!

  You will have to look carefully (and that’s the way it should be, of course) but the Eiffel Tower now sports wind turbines.  In this very interesting article you can read about a project to add wind power and other sustainability-oriented features to the French landmark. What we like about this project is the […]

Totally Turbinular

In the 1980s there was an expression – totally tubular – meaning really ‘awesome’ or cool.  I think its origins were from the west-coast (US) surfer culture. Well, that expression (with some modification, of course) has another ‘coastal’ application today, based on a story in today’s Boston Sunday Globe.  In the story, about the historic […]

You can’t get they-ah from hee-yah

The expression, “you can’t get there from here” comes from Maine (USA) folklore.  We’ve shown it in the blog title pronounced as it might be from a “Mainer” with the appropriate Maine accent.  And yes, it’s also a song from the band REM. The saying applies to today’s post in that it geographically (at least […]

Winding up with savings

An article in yesterday’s Boston Globe describes a project in Gloucester (pronounced “Gloss-tah”*), Massachusetts, in which the city will power its school and city buildings fully from wind power.  The windmills will save Gloucester at least $450,000 per year and more than $11 million over the next 25 years.  Located in one of the windiest […]

Big Ship, Big Blades

One look at the huge ship (612 feet long) and you knew it was something special.  It was backed up to the middle bridge of the Piscataqua River and loomed over the roadway.  How to handle the ship and its cargo is a project.  The Port Director at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, considered the project as […]