Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Electricity on the hoof

railroad carsWe recently made a (mostly) business trip as a family to Texas. So the next few posts are from that trip. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into that journey.

Coal comes from Wyoming to Texas. It's a constant pipeline on the rails. We see it go along the railroad not far from our house. And I saw the pipeline in action, maybe 400 miles from our house, not far from Texline, Texas. There were the empty versions, heading back to the motherlode.

Coal-fired power-plants are the main source of energy that Americans consume.

I am sad to report that I didn't get a photo of the alternative, which we also passed on our way from Lubbock to Dallas - beautiful hillsides covered with wind-powered turbines.

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