Early adopter cashes in

Yours truly on the then-inchoate promises of wind power, early 2004:

It’s hard to see any downside to this program. Granted, there are summer days in Oklahoma when the temperature is around 100 degrees and there isn’t enough wind to motivate a tumbleweed, let alone spin a turbine, but my A/C doesn’t care where the amps come from. And from my political point of view, it’s still a boon: it’s an environmental gesture that will actually accomplish something without a great deal of lifestyle adjustment, the Saudis don’t make a dime off it, and if some passing bird is shredded over Woodward, it will annoy PETA.

Eight years later, OG&E sends me a present:

With your help we are closer to reaching our company goal of not building incremental fossil-fuel power generation until the year 2020 or beyond. We value you as a customer and because of your lasting commitment to have wind power, we want you to have this reusable OG&E Wind Power tote as a thank you.

Guess I’ll go hug a tree. (There are a dozen on the premises.)


  1. McGehee »

    18 January 2013 · 8:08 am

    Just don’t hug one that’s prone to fainting.

  2. CGHill »

    18 January 2013 · 9:05 am

    There’s been enough pruning, voluntary and otherwise, to make me at least reasonably confident that they’ll stand on their own — until the next 70-mph wind comes through.

  3. fillyjonk »

    18 January 2013 · 9:07 am

    There’s a Fluttershy joke in there somewhere, I just KNOW it.

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