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Wind Energy

  1. 1. Wind Energy By John Sauvageau
  2. 2. What is Wind? I don’t know! Photo by Waikato Regional Council
  3. 3. Uses of Wind Photo by neloqua
  4. 4. History of Wind Energy
  5. 5. Windmills in La Mancha, Spain <ul><li>Photo by Marina and Enrique </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grandpa’s Knob, Vermont B. Mitchell's painting of the historic turbine atop Grandpa's Knob. Credit: CVPS
  7. 7. Modern Day Turbines Photo by Electrick Productions
  8. 8. Wind over Oil <ul><li>Wind Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Domestically Produced </li></ul><ul><li>Costs between $.04 and $.06 per kilowatt hour </li></ul><ul><li>Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty and Non-renewable </li></ul><ul><li>70% is imported </li></ul><ul><li>Cost is $4 to $5 a MMBtu </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages <ul><li>Wind does not always blow </li></ul><ul><li>Wind farms are in Remote Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Energy cannot be stored </li></ul>WHY!!
  10. 10. Future of Wind Energy
  11. 11. 20% by 2030 <ul><li>Reduce Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Conserve water </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Natural Gas prices </li></ul><ul><li>Expand manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Generate local revenues </li></ul>
  12. 12. IF THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN? IT WILL BE….
  13. 13. THE END!
  14. 14. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_ad.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/company_level_imports/current/import.html </li></ul>

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