Wind Energy Chronicles: Why Wind Energy Is Becoming Widespread

August 9th, 2013

Vermont is leading the country in wind energy in many ways from Burlington and the Northeast Kingdom down to Brattleboro and Bennington. Wind energy is increasing in popularity both in Vermont and throughout the country. One of the main reasons is because it is a simple and sustainable source of clean energy. Turbines will always spin and generate electricity because there will always be wind. Wind is not a resource that can be depleted.

Another reason why wind energy is becoming widespread is that the turbines and generators are quiet, compact and simple to understand.Additional information Read the rest of this entry »

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Green Energy: How Wind Energy Is Worth It

June 4th, 2013

Renewable energy sources that are able to offer a more sustainable alternative to conventional fuel sources offer a number of significant ecological and economic benefits. Solar, wind and other power sources that can be harnessed without creating harmful emissions or doing further damage to the environment or natural world may offer the key to solving the current energy crisis. Learning more about the many advantages that more sustainable energy sources are able to offer can allow you to become Read the rest of this entry »

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Investigating Wind Energy: How Does It Work?

March 30th, 2013

Wind energy is clean and renewable, and it is growing in popularity around the United States. The process of producing wind energy starts with a wind turbine, a machine that is responsible for converting kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy that is useful for generating electricity.

Wind is produced when there is low atmospheric pressure in an area, often due to the rising of warm air away from the earth. Air rushes into the Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Encourage Widespread Wind Energy Adoption

November 20th, 2012

If renewable energy sources are going to make a lasting and substantial impact on the well-being of our environment, the infrastructure is going to have to take shape on a more widespread scale. Although Vermont’s Small-Scale Wind Energy Demonstration Program has made strides in improving the awareness of the benefits of wind energy, it can’t exist in its own microcosm. Eventually, more local and state governments are going to have to enact programs and incentives to drive the growth of infrastructure necessary to produce and distribute this type of clean energy.

If wind energy is to be adopted on a scale sufficient to truly contribute to the sustainability movement, two things must happen:

1) Federal, state and local governments will need to put more pressure on large electricity cooperatives and providers urging them to adopt cleaner forms of energy. Wind generation, in particular, has been a complementary if not completely experimental source at this point. Energy retailers, such as the one at, deserve to be able to offer sustainable energy to customers who place an emphasis on green living. And the utilities that generate the energy should have incentives to adapt to this growing demand.

2) The general populace needs to be more vigorously informed of two important aspects of the argument for clean energy. First, that the current method of producing electricity is not sustainable on its current scale. Second, that wind energy – as well as other forms of clean energy – fills the void left by currently unsustainable and environmentally taxing practices.
If America is to have sustainable energy for the long term, governments, retailers and the general populace are going to have to get on board with encouraging the implementation of wind and clean energy-friendly infrastructure on a national scale.

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Is Wind Energy Really Worth It?

July 14th, 2012

Discovering the advantages offered by wind power can give you the information you need to truly appreciate this resource and industry. With the diminishing availability of conventional energy sources, not to mention the threat they pose to the environment, making use of a low cost, effective and renewable source of power may be the only option. With the greater reliance on renewable energy sources like wind and solar only expected to grow in the coming years, such energy Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy Resources: Wind Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

July 12th, 2012

Presently, new alternative energy resources are being sought out for powering today’s machines and technologies. Fossil fuels have been used for years as they have been energy efficient. However, the available fossil fuel is diminishing. Luckily, there is a highly available energy resource: wind energy.
Wind energy is energy that is converted from wind by using devices like wind mills and wind turbines. Wind is ubiquitous, so people are easily able to harness wind and generate energy to power machines and technologies.
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The Basics Of Wind Energy: How Wind Turbines Work

July 11th, 2012

Learning more about how wind energy works and what potential it has for powering our future can be easier than you think. The basic physics behind using wind turbines to create electricity may be much simpler than you had realized, once you understand the basic premise behind their operation you will be able to enjoy a greater level of appreciation for wind power and the equipment used to produce it. With the limitations of conventional energy sources, the future is expected to rely more and more heavily upon renewable sources of Read the rest of this entry »

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Using Wind Energy for the Future

July 7th, 2012

Wind energy offers a convenient source of power that is renewable, clean and efficient. The degree to which wind power is harnessed and the percentage of the overall power created from all available sources is only expected to rise in coming years making wind power a resource that can be expected to see more and more use. Finding out more information regarding the current state of wind power technology, future trends or expectations and even how you can make use of such a power source in your own home can be quite rewarding.

Wind power has been around for thousands Read the rest of this entry »

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Fossil Fuels vs. Wind Energy: Which Is Better

July 3rd, 2012

Fossil fuels have helped the economies of the world in the last 100 years. But now many governments and individuals are looking at alternative energy sources. One of many alternative energy sources being explored by many people is harnessing the wind for energy.

The biggest benefit of wind energy is the environmental impact that fossil fuels cause. Wind turbines, once installed and setup, do not produce CO2. Another huge benefit, is the cost. Wind energy is free. After the first few years Read the rest of this entry »

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