Wind energy is not a future resource, it is here now.
There is no question that it will be a primary part of our energy mix in the future. The only question is, will we build those millions of turbines here in the US, or will we concede the growth industry of the 21st century to our competitors.

Energy Efficiency: Part 2

September 12, 2011

If  you missed Efficiency Part 1, check that one now.  People have been bugging me to get part 2 out, so I bumped it to the top of the pile. This is a huge topic, so there will be at least one more segment.

 

After spending most of the last year playing whack a mole with denier nonsense and “ClimateGate” canards, and after a whole lot of people asked me to, I switched gears from describing the problem to mapping out the solutions to climate change.

If you haven’t seen the first 3 Renewable Energy Solution of the Month videos, check them out here.

Hybrid and Electric Cars

Wind part 1

Wind part 2

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, speaks at the Power Shift 2011 Summit in Washington, DC.

Vice-President and Environmentalist Al Gore speaks at the Power Shift 2011 Summit, where thousands of young people get together and learn to network, organize, and fight for clean energy climate protecting legislation.

Here’s an example of the kind of thinking that would have seemed entirely blue sky 20 years ago, but begins to make sense today.

Watch, and if you like what you see, help Solar Roadways win the $200 million GE Ecomagination Challenge.

I couldn’t fit nearly enough into my first wind video, and many of the unused clips address questions that viewers have since asked.

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That there is power in the wind is not a new discovery.  Man has been using it for thousands of years. What most people don’t realize is how much experimentation has been going on in this century.

There is no shortage of energy…

Also see Wind 2, with additional clips and questions answered.

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This video inaugurates a new series, that will augment, but not replace, “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”.

Many people seem to think dealing with climate change will bring poverty and limit human development.  The truth may be exactly the opposite. Moving to a world of where we aren’t fighting each other over the last few drops of oil, where energy is free, will mean a better life, with greater opportunities even for an expanding population. If we make the right decisions, we could be on the verge of the most prosperous period in human history.

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