Tinctured Parochialism in Green Rhode Island

Maybe it’s my East Bay snobbery coming through, but the black blades of the windmill by the New England Tech Automotive building off Rt. 95 strike me as tacky:

Not like the pretty, monochromatic versions across the bay:

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Herm
Herm
11 years ago

The black smoke from a coal fired generating plant,brings tears to a conservatives eyes.
Dig Baby Dig(coal)
Drill Baby Drill(Palin)

Monique
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11 years ago

“… strike me as tacky:”
“Not like the pretty, monochromatic versions across the bay:”
… er, yes.

Monique
Editor
11 years ago

Hey, Herm, serious question.
What percentage of total greenhouse gasses does man generate? i.e., give the breakdown of how much is generated by man and how much by Mother Nature.
What percentage does the US alone generate?

mikeinri
11 years ago

Like the Prius emblem, some want to make sure everyone sees how green they are, even if it means black and white.

pmetro
pmetro
11 years ago

from what I read about this wind turbine, the black color of the blades are to prevent ice buildup during the winter. I guess this is a new requirement. ????

Tom W
Tom W
11 years ago

>>from what I read about this wind turbine, the black color of the blades are to prevent ice buildup during the winter. I guess this is a new requirement. ????
Makes sense, since the windmills are going to solve global warming we’re going to have colder winters and more ice, correct? ; -)
Of course, now the term du jour is “climate change” – good for hedging bets as “global warming” is increasingly becoming scientifically questionable.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Anybody notice this hasn’t been a very hot summer?
I don’t have AC,unlike so many of our progressive, “green”, preachy friends on RIF and Kmareka do.I just use fans-non-polluting and very economical in terms of power use.
How many folks reading this have needed the AC this summer?Just asking.
The greenest thing about most progressives is what comes out of their noses when they pick them.

George
George
11 years ago

I tend to agree with MikeinRI. Just off 95 in such a visible site – not such a bad idea to show it off a little.
Out in the bay or in a more natural setting, the monochrome/sky blues make them a little more neighborly.
I did some work for one of the country’s largest communications tower companies. They actually have stealth towers that look like trees. You have to be up close to even tell it’s not a tree.

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