Wind Turbines 1980's: Admired
Oil Wells 1930's, California: No Longer Admired
Wind Turbines Recent: Greatly Admired
U.S. solar developers are luring cash at record rates from investors ranging from Warren Buffett to Google Inc. (GOOG) and KKR & Co. by offering returns on projects four times those available for Treasury securities.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) together with the biggest Internet search company, the private equity company and insurers MetLife Inc. (MET) and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. poured more than $500 million into renewable energy in the last year. That's the most ever for companies outside the club of banks and specialist lenders that traditionally back solar energy, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data.
Wind Turbine Bird Kills:
In 2011 the Los Angeles Times reported such bird kills amounted to 440,000 annually.
Not Widely Published
Pipeline Right Of Way, Pennsylvania:
Permitted Way Of Transporting Crude Oil
Train Wreck Alabama