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Sunday, 5/19/13, Public Square

It’s time to create a future without oil. Abu Dhabi is leading the way.

“Abu Dhabi is known for its incredible wealth largely due to the oil industry, but what might be less known is that they are envisioning a future without oil. Masdar City is poised to be the first zero-emission, skyscraper-free city. Vehicles are not permitted within the city limits. Instead, mass transit will be available to help traverse the city.

Just outside the city, solar and wind farms will provide electricity. Geothermal energy will be harnessed through the world’s largest hydrogen power plant. Masdar City will welcome many clean energy companies to set up shop and will even provide the headquarters for the International Renewable Energy Agency.

By the time it is completed in 2025, 40,000 residents and 50,000 commuters will be able to live and work in Masdar City with the goal of becoming the world leader in clean energy research and technology.”

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THE WINDMILLS OF KANSAS.

Many may have seen the parts going down the highway, the staff that will hold them and the giant blades passing by. I know I had seen them going through town and wondered just where they were heading.

The windmills that are to provide power, but I did not know where they would be erected.

We made our annual trip to Parsons, Kansas yesterday, on the way back I glanced toward the South as we traveled back West. At first I thought it was a tall high line power tower. Then I noticed what I was taking for the Y shape of the top was moving! One large blades followed by another, then I saw there were more.

Rows of them all turning in the wind and stretching Southward.

I finally looked for a land mark that would give a point of reference as to where they were. I read the sign saying the Butler county fishing lake and pointing down a dirt road. I was amazed, I would look over my shoulder out the back window and it seemed every time the field of windmills had grown! How was it that I did not noticed them on our way East I wondered? They were so large and covering so much land it seem impossible to not have notice.

I knew they would be somewhere but actually seeing them was a moment of amazement!

The windmills of Kansas, the promise of a future of green energy and maybe just a future.

I know the day will come when such sights are common place and the likes will bring no more thought then we do at seeing a Microwave in the kitchen. But for now it was a meaningful sight for me, kind of like when I will see my first whale swimming free in the Ocean.

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