While I am not sure what to think of Senator Carper’s idea about the postal service, I have often thought if the state of SD had a financial interest in wind energy we could subsidize the state government much like North Dakota or Alaska does with oil revenue. We could finally rid ourselves of video lottery, we could eliminate the food tax, we could reduce property taxes and we could finally fund education properly. I have often thought that the wind in SD belongs to all of us, not private energy companies. Food for thought.
As the potential collapse of the United States Postal Service looms on the horizon, one Senate Democrat has proposed an unusual plan to solve the crisis.
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) looks to harvest the electricity that windmill farms produce in order to power a new fleet of battery-operated postal delivery vehicles, replacing the previous ’25 to 30 years old’ ‘dilapidated’ vehicles.
The Senator admits the idea is “out there” but concludes that “we need to be thinking boldly, and the postal service needs to do that”