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October 14, 2009

From Ships To Windmills

There's a lot of money in green energy these days, and a lot of public interest in getting away from fossil fuels. Many states are looking at generating power through wind. In a remote part of Maine, a wind power company has already set up 38 turbines. Stetson Mountain is now New England's largest wind farm.

Mike Cianchette is the project operations manager there. Mike's professional career started in the shipping industry. He was an engineer aboard ships for Texaco. Mike says he is incredibly proud of the chance he has now to work for a company that provides energy, without polluting. He joins Dick to talk about what it's like to climb to the top of the 300 foot towers, and the bright future he sees for wind power in his home state of Maine.

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