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.
Retired from USDA
Here are my thoughts. Those huge windmills use wind to create energy. A typical car has shafts or axles connected to the wheels and when the wheels turn, the car moves. Now, what if we use the windmill concept on a miniature scale to create a self-... Read More
UNL School of Natural Resources
The small town of Petersburg, Nebraska is being revitalized by new investments in wind energy in the area. New jobs are attracting young people back to the community and garnering the support of local naysayers.
Ensure a sustainable supply of rare earth elements for producing renewable energy and other important technologies.
Critical materials, including rare earth elements (REE) and strategic metals, are essential for technologies used in a variety of applications such as cell phones, computers, cars, airplanes, batteries, and renewable energy systems – and therefore... Read More
National Science Foundation
We just launched a new partnership with NSF to bring you the Science Corner, where you can get all the science you need. See wind energy explained in this first piece!
Wendie Holland, 58, a healthcare consultant, was conscious of her rising energy bills and increased environmental impact. In an eco-conscious attempt to reduce her carbon footprint, Ms. Holland planned to erect a 132-foot windmill in her backyard... Read More
Rather than blast their last mountain apart to get a few years of polluting coal, a West Virginia community proposes a wind farm which can produce clean energy forever.
The FiveCities group from The George Washington University's Urban Sustainability class found that American cities are implementing sustainable practices in a variety of ways...here are just a few.