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Humboldt Empowerment – Offshore Wind Power for Humboldt County

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by highboldtage

Humboldt Empowerment Project 

GOAL:  Electrical energy self sufficiency (independence) for Humboldt County using a renewable source within five years. 

MEANS:  A wind turbine farm placed in a ten mile square at sea twenty miles offshore on floating barge platforms with the electricity collected onshore in one or more stations..  On 500′ centers this will comprise +/- 11,100 turbines. 

ECONOMIC NOTES:  Turbines and barges to be assembled locally in Humboldt County.  This project should result in 500 or more local good paying jobs for welders, assemblers and mariners.  If production starts in one year, we need to produce 10 barges per day to complete the project in 5 years. 

ENGINEERING NOTES:  Barges should be plug and play, towed out to sea for production and towed to port for maintenance.  Barges, power transmission and anchors should be engineered to survive a 10,000 year tsunami.   

ENVIRONMENTAL NOTES:  Possible effect on seabirds.  Possible effect on fish and marine mammals.  Wind power production at this scale may alter global wind patterns.  Possible conflict with marine shipping routes and fishing zones. 

BENEFITS:  Bountiful electric supply for Humboldt produced locally with a small carbon load, a boost to the local economy through cheaper power and good jobs, and a power plant that is very secure against disaster or attack.  Humboldt County will be a world pioneer in wind power energy production. 

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Cape Cod Wind Farm Gets U.S. Environmental Approval

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by highboldtage

Cape Cod Wind Farm Gets U.S. Environmental Approval

By Daniel Whitten and Catherine Dodge

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — The Interior Department gave environmental approval for a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, over the objections of Senator Edward Kennedy and other residents.

Final federal approval to build the 130 windmills, the first in U.S. waters, wouldn’t be granted for at least 30 days, after President-elect Barack Obama takes office. The Interior Department’s finding is one of about 20 federal, state and local permits or authorizations needed.

Supporters call the project, under review since 2001, an important step toward developing renewable energy. Opponents say it may cause radar interference to boats and planes and spoil the ocean views from Cape Cod.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=ak8T3fYNdHPI&refer=us

2008 December 31 Small Earthquake Offshore Petrolia

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Magnitude 2.2 – OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

2008 December 31 21:47:46 UTC

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 2.2
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 21:47:46 UTC
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 01:47:46 PM at epicenter
Location 40.319°N, 124.510°W
Depth 10.8 km (6.7 miles)
Region OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 19 km (12 miles) W (268°) from Petrolia, CA
  • 36 km (22 miles) SW (216°) from Ferndale, CA
  • 40 km (25 miles) WSW (240°) from Rio Dell, CA
  • 60 km (37 miles) SSW (209°) from Eureka, CA
  • 327 km (203 miles) NW (308°) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 14, Nph= 14, Dmin=19 km, Rmss=0.01 sec, Gp=281°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID nc51214355

 

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/nc51214355.php

Nicaragua Opts for Wind Power

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Nicaragua Turns To Wind Power, Builds 19 Windmills
Managua – nergy-starved Nicaragua is turning to wind as it tries to reduce its dependence on oil-based power. In January, the country will begin operating 19 windmills that have the potential to generate 40 megawatts of energy.

Energy Minister Emilio Rappaccioli said the us$90 million project will be operating at full capacity by the end of January and contribute 6 percent of the country’s total energy needs.

http://insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2008/december/29/reg02.htm

Tres Pinos Earthquake Swarm 12-21-08

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http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/FaultMaps/121-37_frames.htm

Earthquake List for map 121-37

Update time = Sun Dec 21 13:05:30 PST 2008
Here are the earthquakes appearing on the 121-37 map, most recent at top …
 MAG    DATE    LOCAL-TIME  LAT     LON    DEPTH    LOCATION
        y/m/d     h:m:s     deg     deg     km

 1.9  2008/12/21 13:03:12 36.687N 121.320W  5.5   11 km ( 7 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.2  2008/12/21 12:24:07 36.675N 121.305W  6.3   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 3.7  2008/12/21 12:09:33 36.677N 121.304W  6.5   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.6  2008/12/21 11:42:18 36.680N 121.311W  5.8   12 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.0  2008/12/21 11:00:10 36.677N 121.312W  7.0   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.4  2008/12/21 10:59:33 36.676N 121.331W  7.8   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 3.0  2008/12/21 10:58:47 36.684N 121.314W  6.6   12 km ( 7 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.0  2008/12/21 10:39:22 36.683N 121.313W  6.9   12 km ( 7 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.2  2008/12/21 10:17:41 36.678N 121.308W  5.9   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.6  2008/12/21 10:16:24 36.679N 121.309W  5.4   12 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.2  2008/12/21 10:06:25 36.680N 121.306W  4.4   12 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.2  2008/12/21 10:03:15 36.681N 121.307W  5.4   12 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 2.5  2008/12/21 09:56:48 36.682N 121.311W  4.7   12 km ( 7 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.1  2008/12/21 09:40:35 36.675N 121.306W  6.1   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 4.1  2008/12/21 09:35:36 36.676N 121.301W  6.9   13 km ( 8 mi) S   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.8  2008/12/21 07:57:47 37.289N 121.668W  1.9   15 km ( 9 mi) E   of Seven Trees, CA
 1.3  2008/12/21 00:53:46 36.848N 121.309W  7.6    7 km ( 4 mi) N   of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.1  2008/12/20 19:25:50 36.961N 121.596W  5.1    6 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Gilroy, CA
 2.0  2008/12/20 10:33:30 36.839N 121.571W  6.1    3 km ( 2 mi) WSW of San Juan Bautista, CA
 1.6  2008/12/19 09:39:58 37.432N 121.692W  7.5   14 km ( 9 mi) ENE of Alum Rock, CA
 1.4  2008/12/19 03:19:35 36.525N 121.106W  2.1    3 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Pinnacles, CA
 1.0  2008/12/18 06:26:41 36.001N 120.565W  5.3   16 km (10 mi) NW  of Parkfield, CA
 2.0  2008/12/17 17:19:42 36.247N 120.829W  2.0   22 km (13 mi) NE  of San Lucas, CA
 1.9  2008/12/17 17:19:28 36.888N 121.209W  0.9   15 km ( 9 mi) NE  of Tres Pinos, CA
 1.1  2008/12/17 14:54:08 36.949N 121.681W  8.3    8 km ( 5 mi) NNW of Aromas, CA
 1.2  2008/12/17 13:11:53 36.452N 121.020W 10.6   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Pinnacles, CA
 1.8  2008/12/17 13:06:54 36.529N 120.781W 16.6   16 km (10 mi) NW  of New Idria, CA
 2.3  2008/12/17 12:56:51 36.469N 121.049W  5.8   11 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Pinnacles, CA
 0.9  2008/12/17 07:02:31 36.032N 120.616W  0.7   22 km (14 mi) NW  of Parkfield, CA
 1.2  2008/12/17 02:05:40 37.072N 121.901W 14.7    8 km ( 5 mi) NNW of Day Valley, CA
 2.0  2008/12/17 01:29:29 36.201N 120.231W 13.8   12 km ( 7 mi) W   of Huron, CA
 2.7  2008/12/16 23:11:04 36.586N 121.184W  5.1    7 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA
 1.6  2008/12/16 21:54:56 36.468N 121.043W  6.1   11 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Pinnacles, CA
 2.4  2008/12/16 21:53:36 36.469N 121.050W  6.3   11 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Pinnacles, CA
 1.8  2008/12/16 11:49:04 36.600N 121.052W  8.6   11 km ( 7 mi) NE  of Pinnacles, CA
 1.6  2008/12/16 04:51:30 36.496N 121.073W  4.4    7 km ( 5 mi) ESE of Pinnacles, CA
 2.0  2008/12/15 22:40:12 36.760N 121.477W  7.9   11 km ( 7 mi) SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA
 1.3  2008/12/15 07:27:31 36.519N 121.107W  4.1    4 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Pinnacles, CA
 2.5  2008/12/15 03:48:15 36.028N 120.597W  8.4   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Parkfield, CA
 1.1  2008/12/14 22:37:41 36.882N 121.495W  8.4    6 km ( 3 mi) NE  of San Juan Bautista, CA

Hydesville Earthquake 2.3 12-20-08

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Magnitude 2.3
Date-Time
Location 40.584°N, 124.095°W
Depth 27.5 km (17.1 miles)
Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 4 km (2 miles) N (352°) from Hydesville, CA
  • 4 km (3 miles) E (94°) from Fortuna, CA
  • 10 km (6 miles) N (5°) from Rio Dell, CA
  • 24 km (15 miles) SSE (166°) from Eureka, CA
  • 319 km (198 miles) NW (316°) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 1.9 km (1.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 32, Nph= 32, Dmin=19 km, Rmss=0.16 sec, Gp=166°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID nc51213508

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/nc51213508.php

Magnitude 4.3 – OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

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Magnitude 4.3 – OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

2008 December 17 01:27:22 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time
Location 43.038°N, 126.483°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Distances
  • 165 km (102 miles) WNW (282°) from Port Orford, OR
  • 168 km (105 miles) W (268°) from Bandon, OR
  • 180 km (112 miles) W (260°) from Barview, OR
  • 186 km (116 miles) W (259°) from Coos Bay, OR
  • 235 km (146 miles) NW (308°) from Crescent City, CA
  • 412 km (256 miles) SW (229°) from Portland, OR
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.3 km (8.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 27, Nph= 27, Dmin=331.8 km, Rmss=1.36 sec, Gp=112°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008asab

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008asab.php