May 25, 2008 - Charlotte, NC Today, activists with Asheville Rising Tide
broke ground on a new 800 Mw clean energy power plant in Duke Energy CEO
Jim Rogers front yard. The power plant will tap into a previously
unexplored energy source known as hot air which has been found in large
concentrations at Roger's residence, 330 Eastover Rd, Charlotte, NC.
"The hot air emitting from Jim Rogers mouth has been around for quite
some time, but the last couple of years has seen an exponential growth
of this untapped energy source as Rogers parades around the country
calling for greenhouse gas reductions while building the dirty Cliffside
coal plant. This was simply an opportunity we couldn't pass up," said
Jill Rockingham, chief engineer for the project.
Asheville Rising Tide believes that the construction of the power plant
is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment. "We are
taking a very dangerous and volatile gas and turning it into a source
for clean, carbon free electricity. The great thing about tapping into
Roger's hot air is that it is a truly renewable resource. At this point
there appears to be an endless supply," said Rockingham. "Why build
another dirty, expensive coal plant, when there are millions of BTU's of
clean, cheap, energy seeping out of their CEO's mouth every day," said
Jake Tillerman, Asheville Rising Tide's investment relations manager.
The plant has come under fire from some environmental groups over
concern of a little studied element known as BS, a byproduct of burning
hot air. The hot air at the Roger's residence has an unusually high
concentration of BS and environmentalist are concerned over potential
health effects to nearby residents. "We are currently looking into ways
in which to capture and sequester the BS but the technology just isn't
available at this moment," said Rockingham. "We assure the environmental
community that this is the last plant we build that does not have the
capability of sequestering Roger's BS. Besides, we painted the plant
green. That seems to be all that corporations like Duke have to do to
call a project sustainable."
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