Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Wind Energy Everywhere
Traveling through Spain it was great to see so many huge wind farms. I hear arguments all the time that the wind turbines are ugly. I thought maybe I would tire of them and maybe agree. However, after seeing complex after complex of wind turbines I still think the are beautiful! They are sleek, put of no pollution, show a lessening requirement on oil and coal, etc. I hope that the US is taking as active a roll in increasing the use of wind power. I did notice after being gone for 2 years that there are many more gas/electric hybrid cars on the road and that is very refreshing. We did not travel around the country enough to see any large wind farms. But the more they are used, the cheaper the technology. Maybe by the time we buy our next house we will be able to afford a personal wind turbine generator and solar power for assisting electricity and heating. Wouldn't that be cool!
Hi! I work for an educational non-profit organization, called Facing the Future, where we develop global issues and sustainability resources for K-12 classrooms. We help students understand critical global issues and feel hopeful about their role in contributing to positive solutions in their local and global communities. We have a project that your wind turbine photo would be perfect for (it's beautiful!), and I'd like to respectfully request permission to use it. Please email me and I will give you more details about our org. and the project. Thank you!