funding wind power r and d

This thread on slashdot about the America’s Space Prize got me thinking. By all accounts the governemnt of the province of Alberta is rolling in revenues from the oil and gas industry. Parts of the province are also well suited for the generation of wind power. How cool, and responsible, would it be for Ralph Klien, (or, snicker, whoever wins the premiership in the upcoming election) to offer a similar prize for a viable wind power station. On top of the cash prize they would also be smart to offer business incentives (in the form of reduced taxes, wage subsidies…) for companies looking to compete for the prize. A great way to convince them to locate development in the province.

1 Response

  1. Barry lucking says:

    December 7, 2004 at 7:57 pm

    Thats true however Alberta does already boast some of ,if not the largest wind farm(s) in North America..


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