Ruling puts end to states’ reach for power

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a sensible ruling concerning the regulation of pollution and the supposed threat of global warming. The ruling directly affects eight states that sued four electric power companies, the main one being American Electric Power Co. of Ohio, for causing global warming. The court’s summary of Monday’s […]

Electric car debuts

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Automotive Technology Department students will unveil their electric vehicle during today’s Cinco De Mayo celebration at 5:30 p.m. “The students met every Wednesday for three hours this semester to build this car,” said Adrian Charbonnet, a Mesalands student. Charbonnet said the class basically turned a 1993 […]

Mesalands wind turbine connected to electric grid

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s wind turbine is now producing power that’s being added to the area’s electrical grid. The 1.5 megawatt GE turbine is totally assembled and was commissioned last week, according to a press release from the college. GE, manufacturer of the turbine, had been testing and fine tuning the turbine’s computer […]

Renewable energy aficionados connect at MCC

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Mesalands Community College was visited by a electric hybrid car that can get up to 100 miles per gallon. A representative of Electric Auto Association’s East Chapter, Jerry Asher, was at Mesalands to promote the Toyota Prius, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Asher spoke with students in the automotive and diesel courses about the technology used […]

Mesalands to buy GE turbine

A contract for a $2.2 million wind turbine from General Electric was approved Tuesday by the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The wind turbine will be the centerpiece of the college’s North American Wind Research & Training Center (NAWRTC). It will cost an additional $628,000 to install the turbine, said Jim Morgan, the college’s […]

Winds of fortune on horizon?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Take a bunch of wind turbines, those tall columns with the propellers (and a generator) on top, site them in a carefully designed group, and tie them together into an electric grid, and you’ve created what is known as a wind farm. Now creating a wind farm leaves most […]

Razor wars are not progess

By Kevin Wilson I have a problem with technology. Or maybe it has a problem with me. I sometimes marvel at just how far we’ve progressed. You could look at the video games we play now, with voice actors and story arcs that are far reaches from Pac-Man and Pong. You could look at our […]

Blackout highlights needs

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about our dependence upon utilities and how we didn’t have to worry about them when we had no running water, electricity, or natural gas. We just went on about our business as long as we had carried in enough water, had plenty of coal oil, and had […]