Wind

Air moves, windmill spins, electricity is generated. Simple right? Not so fast: the Planet Forward community looks at this critical piece of the renewable energy mix from new and often surprising perspectives.

Sewanee: University of the South
A lack of diversity in energy sources in the 1970s pushed Denmark to explore other energy options. What can the U.S. learn from their efforts?
Among the most promising batteries for grid storage of renewable energy are "flow" batteries, because it's relatively simple to scale their tanks, pumps and pipes to the sizes needed to handle large capacities of energy. The new lithium-polysulfide... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
University of Mississippi
Video produced by Meredith Moore (Instructor: Kristen Swain) Dr. Waheed Uddin, Ole Miss civil engineering professor, introduces a lifecycle analysis (LCA) approach to evaluating alternative energy infrastructure and other sustainability projects. He... Read More
The tension between environmental impact, population and technology led scientist Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren and Barry Commoner to formulate an equation that describes the relationship between these forces, which came to be known as the IPAT... Read More
Kaua'i Community College has partnered with the local county government to develop an entirely new form of sustainable living center.
For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea.
Carleton College is proud to be a Second Nature Climate Leadership award finalist for the second year in a row. Through formal adoption of its Statement of Environmental Principles, Carbon Neutrality Value Statement, and Climate Action Plan,... Read More
Indiana State University is focused on advancing sustainability and quality of life by using our community as a living laboratory for solutions to global problems.
In spring 2012, Western State Colorado University student Kyle Brookens pioneered the opportunity for students to make a voluntary renewable energy contribution, in an effort to reduce WSCU’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy, while reducing our... Read More

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