Tag Archives: wind

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Through a Sustainability Lens

Often times we talk about the Green Spectrum, particularly with respect to projects that are green in general, or appear to have no sustainability aspect, when, in actuality, all projects have a sustainability element.  This time, we’ll look at a … Continue reading

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