Using New York as a Model<br />NY's Energy future involves windfarms offshore, wind turbines on top of city's skyscrapers and generation of tidal, solar and geothermal energy.<br />These windmills can generate twice the energy that land based windfarms can. <br /> It's very important to note what every place in America can do well with renewable energy. <br />Former President Bill Clinton, suggested in a summit in Nevada, the creation of energy dependent areas that will rely on renewables, efficiency and home grown energy. Nevada could be used as a base and could export renewables to the rest of the country. <br />
Using New York as a Model<br />New York State Energy Plan, demands energy efficiency and use of renewable energy to create new jobs, to grow the economy and most importantly to protect the environment. <br />In the summer of 2008, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) promised to invest 50 megawatts of Solar Energy. Wind and solar power is supposed to diversify the fuel mix and stabilize the energy markets. <br /> <br />
Using New York as a Model<br />Unfortunately, 39% of New York Energy comes from coal and nuclear power. In order to be successful, we have to shift our resources to renewable energy production. To achieve this goal, there are many steps to follow. <br /> 1) Energy Efficiency and conservation: Energy conserved through efficiency improvements will reduce the energy costs and will help get rid of fossil fuel pollution. <br /> 2) NY's Renewable Energy Potential: Using biomass, hydro, solar, and wind, NY"s natural resources will be maximized to generate clean energy and more local jobs. <br /> 3) No new Coal or Nuclear Energy: By getting rid of this type of energy, we'll minimize acid rain, urban smog, lung cancer, mercury contamination, global climate change etc. <br /> 4) Local Energy for local demand- long distance transmission could result up to 15% energy loss. Energy production should stay in the state. <br /> <br />
Plan B…<br />Harnessing one fifth of the earth’s available wind energy would provide seven times as much electricity as the world currently uses<br />Three wind-rich states— North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas—have enough harnessable wind energy to satisfy national electricity needs.<br />
Plan B…<br />A large, advanced design wind turbine can generate $300,000 worth of electricity in a year<br />Wind turbines can be mass-produced on assembly lines. Utilizing idle factories and providing jobs to a starved U.S. economy.<br />
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