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AlyciaJocelinWindEnergy
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  • 1. Recreation & Environmental Qualities WIND ENERGY RCR1413 AlyciaBannon & JocelinMcAlpine
  • 2. Wind Energy What is Wind Energy? “Wind energy is the kinetic energy of wind converted into mechanical energy by wind turbines that drive generators to produce electricity for distribution.”
  • 3. Benefits of Wind Energy Wind Energy: • preserves water resources • is compatible with other land uses and can serve as a boost for rural economic development. • does not produce any harmful waterborne emissions, or toxic solid wastes
  • 4. More Benefits Wind Energy: • is completely renewable, highly reliable and very efficient • is one of the most economical sources of new large-scale electricity generation • is good for employment and job creation: it is estimated that the Canadian wind industry employed 3,785 people in 2006.
  • 5. More Benefits of Wind Energy Wind Energy: • generates tourism for local communities. • creates alternative revenues for farmers who lease their land. •Using wind to produce enough power for over 200 homes (2,000,000 kWh) of electricity instead of burning coal will leave 900,000 kilograms of coal in the ground and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2,000 tonnes. •Video
  • 6. Two Types of Wind Farms ON SHORE  OFF SHORE 
  • 7. A Negative View of Off ShoreWind Farms Off Shore Wind Farms: Can disrupt the wave patterns (surfing & • boating) Change the mammal migration routes • Disrupt the seabed resources (cold & • warm coral reefs)
  • 8. A Negative View of On Shore Wind Farms On Shore Wind Farms: • create undesirable visual and landscape effects • the noise that the turbines create can cause health effects towards humans, and is disrupting lives • clear cutting of forestry
  • 9. The Future Of Wind Farms VIDEO
  • 10. Canada’s Wind Energy • Canadian Wind Energy Association (canwea), works with municipalities through out Canada to produce wind farms • Canada has over 90 wind farms in use right now • Canada has over 2, 369 MW of installed wind energy capacity • Currently powers to the equivalent of 680,000 Canadian homes
  • 11. Ontario’s Wind Energy •Ontario is the leading province in Canada for use of wind energy, having the largest wind farm and producing 782.1 Mega Watts • Ontario currently has 20 wind farms • Ontario’s largest wind farm is located in South Western Ontario (Township of Melanchton) with a total of 133 windmills!

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