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Earth might run out of petroleum someday, and the night will come when you cannot use the sun. But wind power, wind power is always going to be with us. You can count on that. Unless you would much rather prefer to do things your own, which I somehow do not feel like there are many prospects for.

With burning fuels doing so much damage to our world, we can use every other source of energy conceivable. And that is why wind power is suddenly getting so much more attention today. It has been in the sidelines the whole time, anyway. And soon enough, it just might take over as the primary source of energy for the entire globe some day. It’s not like the wind is going anywhere else anytime soon. The world is in love with the concept of wind power today because it does not have a lot of environmental fall outs before it can be used. This is something that the world would happily pay for in this day and age. You might want to get on that horse before it gallops along and you are left behind.

With the way the wind blows, it is hard to predict. As a result whoever will fabricate a contrivance that will tap wind power they will have to bear that in mind. The device will have to be able to use the wind whichever direction or speed with which it blows. I don’t assume it is easy, but with the time that has been devoted to its research, you should not be surprised to learn that they are already there.

It might be tough to generate electricity enough to power a whole nation out of wind power, but it is not totally impossible. While the research goes on, you might want to try doing it individually, say on your front lawn. I hope only that you have a lot of space to accommodate such a project, because tapping wind power is something that takes a lot of space, as you might learn if you did some background research on it.

When you design a high rise, you design also for wind loading. That is because the wind is stronger up there than it is down here. Perhaps that may be a good place to tap your wind power from, if you will use it on other applications. In simple terms, the wind is so much stronger the higher up you go. Why else do you think wind turbines are built to be so tall, so giant?

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Wind Power technology is by no means a new thing, but it is constantly getting better every day. I see a future in which every nation will be powered up only by the sun and the wind. I think it is a future worth looking forward to. Don’t you? Because if you don’t, then this whole thing could fail before it even gets a chance to get off the ground.

Even though wind power is clean and efficient, it does have its limitations. The #1 Achilles’ heel is that the wind isn’t constant. If you can make that happen, you’d be a hero. But do not think that the world is waiting for you. As they work on better ways to collect and use wind power, they are also looking to other sources of energy should the wind fail or prove insufficient.

Considering what the consumption of oil has done to this world, it is understandably growing more unpopular all over the world. Thankfully, there are other sources for energy, though. One such is wind power, a growing technology, and one that we are all grateful for. Especially since it brings with it a lot of the relief that the world is in dire need of.

Getting the precise place from which to capture the kinetic energy in the wind might be a challenge always. People are always going to have to look for high rises and open areas. However, if we can pay this price, clean and reliable wind power will be available to all. I’d rather say it’s worth the sacrifice.

With a wind turbine installed the way it should, you may never have to worry about any other source of energy, you know. If you have a good grasp of wind turbine technology, wind power is all yours. So what will it take? A day online studying? A visit to a technician? You know it could be all yours if you can give what it takes.

Power generated from the wind is as good as any kind of power you have generated anywhere else. Even better, because there are less environmental fallouts. That has got to count for something, you must agree with me. Even though it might be difficult to harness and use as much as we all would like to use it, what with its inconsistency and all. Movement is the easiest way to transmit energy. When you catch the power of the wind, you do it with rotating blades of a wind turbine. That rotational motion that is so like a wind vane spinning in moving air becomes what converts the energy into electricity when it ignites a power plant or something. You don’t have to worry about problems with the environment when you are talking or even thinking wind power. If there is such a thing as clean, safe and environmentally free energy supply, wind power is the epitome of it. The earth produces it by itself, and there are no harmful fallouts to speak of. You know it can’t be wrong.

Windmills back in the day, were used to irrigate farm fields. Think how far they have come: today they can be used to light up… anything. Now the challenge is to find a way to keep them in use, especially with the fact that the wind does not blow all the time, and when it blows, its speed and intensity varies all the time.

When they had all grinds of agriculture produce back in the day, they milled them using the windmill. Those things caught the power in the wind and used it to turn grinders underneath them. And that was how they used wind power in those days, which in even is not too different from the way wind turbines are rigged to work today, except that the grinders underneath are electricity generators this time.

Without the wind, we might still be scratching our heads now how to save this planet from us. We afterall were the ones who turned it in on itself with our greenhouse gas emissions. Now we have to turn to other sources of energy to save ourselves. Thank God for wind power, and thank God that we can use it the way that we can.

Power generated from the wind is as good as any kind of power you have generated anywhere else. Even better, because there are less environmental fallouts. That has got to count for something, you must agree with me. Even though it might be difficult to harness and use as much as we all would like to use it, what with its inconsistency and all. Think of wind power in terms of energy derived from the wind. You can and should use it to get the electrical power requirements for your home if that is all that you need it for. However, you do need to know that its scope of applications does not have to be limited to that at all. There is a whole lot more you can achieve with it if you are really interested. Because you do not pollute air with wind power, it is already being groomed to take over from petroleum fuels. The damage done to the earth is quite enough; we can afford to think about the health of the world now, not just the selfish demand for money. We can all afford to invest in wind power.

There are concerns about the amount of space needed to effectively tap wind power. An immense field with wind turbines can only do so much, you understand. To generate it on the scale at which the world needs to now, that could mean hectares! I think every nation will have to find their own expanse of land that they will not be using for anything else. Hope it will suffice.

Everyone has finally tired of dealing with gas prices and all the complications that come with it. And Lord know we have had it up to here with the media going on about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. The use of wind power in several new applications is catching on fast in what I would call a commercial scale. At one time, only large research facilities would even consider it, but today, there are more and more people getting into the fad. Way to go.

The wind moves, and it can move really fast. The energy carried in it is indeed enormous, something you can tell by yourself if you have ever been caught in a gale or something of that nature. The really good news is that it can be harnessed and used in various ways. Now that is what wind power is all about.

Have you ever been out in a storm before? Some winds could literally lift you off of your feet. Imagine if that power were used to power the national grid. That would be something, eh? In particular if it will do a lot to lessen how much you are already paying each month for the electricity that you use in your home. All of a sudden, you appreciate it more, don’t you?

It might seem tough to harness the power of the wind, but you’ll be intrigued to learn what has been done with it over the years. These days, whole facilities are run strictly on wind power. What’s to say the same cannot be achieved on a grand scale for homes in the United States, and even all over the world? The energy in a moving object is kinetic energy. Moving air – wind – packs a lot of that energy, depending on how fast it moves. So someone thinks you could use that energy and produce electricity with it. Funny thing, that someone was right. As a matter of fact, all in many areas of the world, some governments are already using it to supplement the power released by their national grids. So why not us?

Fast moving air is wind. Moving at some of the speeds it does, it carries some dangerous – but useful – energy. Picture using that energy all the time to do something constructive. That there is the story of wind power. It can be collected and concentrated the way a dam does for flowing water, and the power as it comes from it can power the turbines that generate the electricity.

The Goldfields in Western Australia has been identified as a prime location for a large scale power station due to its abundance of sunlight.

In a recent meeting, local stake holders discussed the proposals for solar a solar power station that would take advantage of funds supplied by the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The CEFC will, from 1 July 2013 have $2 billion a year to invest in renewable energy projects.

Investec have proposed to build Western Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic power station however, these stations are not capable of storing energy that would allow them to run without sunlight.

Although Investec’s project would be an asset to the region the proposal by the CEFC are for solar concentration plants (Concentrating Solar Thermal) that are not photovoltaic, instead a field of glass one and half kilometers across that reflect the suns heat into a central tower. This will enable the storage of the sun’s energy and the capability to run a solar power station all day every day.

City of Kalgoorlie Boulder CEO Don Burnett said the region was a perfect and secure location for a large scale solar station because of the guaranteed sunshine. The need for a large solar power station was urgent given the recent heat waves indicative of climate change and renewable energies becoming more affordable.

The benefits to the region would be immense. Sustainability is the key to the area. Their resources are mined out and for the community to continue it must foster new industries. The Goldfields would have a bright future if they have large scale capability to produce carbon free energy at competitive prices.

We must continue to push the barriers in the endless search for affordable renewable energy technologies. Without the efforts of CEFC and like companies the future is dim.

shift2neutral is an Australian company investing in a broad range of emerging renewable energy technologies. The company founded by Brett Goldsworthy and ably run aims to assist in in the formation of renewable energy companies and support the development of emerging technologies.

shift2neutral has invested in solar energy projects and will continue to do so until our consumption of fossil fuels is a thing of the past.

Investment into solar energy will in the future ensure its prominence as source of energy to power our never ending thirst for all things electrical in an environmentally sustainable and financial manner. shift2neutral will be a leader in this search for a solution.

For more information visit our website http://www.shift2neutral.com

Comprehensive research published in the Nature Climate Change journal indicates the world could avoid much of the damaging effects of climate change this century if greenhouse gas emissions are curbed more sharply.

Nigel Arnell, director of the University of Reading’s Walker Institute lead the study that found 20 to 65 per cent of the adverse impacts by the end of this century could be avoided. The professors’ research identifies the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Governments agreed to curb emissions back in 2010 to keep temperatures from rising above 2 degrees. However the current emission reduction targets are on track for a temperature rise of 4 degrees or more by 2100.

A 4 degree temperature increase will see further extreme weather becoming the norm rather than an exception.

The World Bank predicts extreme heatwaves could devastate areas from the Middle East to the United States, while sea levels could rise by up to 91 cm (3 feet), flooding cities in countries such as Vietnam and Bangladesh, the bank has said.

Scientists from British institutions including the University of Reading, the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, as well as Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research were involved with the latest research.

The research examined a range of emission cuts scenarios and their impact on a various factors including flooding, drought, water availability and crop productivity. Even by limiting global warming under the strictest scenario will global temperatures rise 2 degrees with emissions peaking in 2016 and declining by 5% a year to 2050.

Even reducing greenhouse gas emission won’t avoid the impacts of climate change but it will buy us time to adjust our buildings, transport systems and agriculture to be resilient to climate change.

Companies such as shift2neutral are imperative to ensure there is a future with renewable energy sources, minimising the impact of centuries of climate abuse and food to feed the masses. Climate change is happening now and shift2neutral is actively making a cleaner world. Action today will provide a base for the future.

Brett Goldsworthy is a passionate campaigner behind protecting our environment for future generations who founded and drives shift2neutral. The Australian based company invests in the latest alternative and renewable energy technologies and supports the development of emerging technologies to protect our future.

Shift2neutral is also involved in a number of community activities that aim to reduce the impact of negative climate change.

For more information about shift2neutral visit our website http://www.shift2neutral.com

Investment into solar energy will in the future ensure its prominence as source of energy to power our never ending thirst for all things electrical in an environmentally sustainable and financial manner. shift2neutral will be a leader in this search for a solution.

For more information visit our website http://www.shift2neutral.com

Green energy is gaining popularity around the world. That is because green energy not only conserves the natural resources available on this planet, but because it can also be more affordable for most people. Here are some smart ways to introduce green energy to your life, if you haven’t already.

Make energy efficiency a sure thing in your home by installing a programmable thermostat and putting other appliances on timers. Set your thermostat for different temperatures at different times of the day, depending on who is or is not home. Likewise, set appliances on timers that shut them off regardless of whether or not anyone is home.

Do not leave your freezer and refrigerator open for a long period of time. Of course this can spoil your food, but it can also use large amounts of energy. When you are cooking but you need food from the refrigerator or freezer, keep it closed after you get something out of it.

For green energy use, always recycle your aluminum cans. The energy saved by just recycling one single aluminum can is enough to power a television for three hours. If everyone just recycled their aluminum cans, there would be more energy available for us to use for our everyday use and less energy wasted.

Switch all of your home’s light bulbs to more energy-efficient ones. Even though they may be more pricey than normal bulbs, they will save you money in the long run, by lowering your electricity bill. They not only produce more light than other bulbs, but they also last much longer.

During cooler days, turn off that air conditioning to be greener and save on energy. Many homeowners let their air conditioning run non-stop no matter the outdoor temperature. This can use up a lot of energy and cost you hundreds of more dollars annually. Opening the windows and letting a cross-breeze in is a fast and easy way to be green and get some fresh air!

Pack your own lunch when going to work or out for the day. This saves money, but also improves the environment by using less “consumables” that inevitably come with meals ordered out. You can reuse the containers you used for your lunch, and it only takes a small space in your bag or purse.

Consider investing in an electric kettle as a means of saving energy. Electric kettles use less energy to boil your water than stove-top kettles, and not only can they be used to make tea, but you can also use them to boil water for smaller meals you plan to cook.

Keep a lot of food in your refrigerator. That may seem odd, but the truth is that refrigerators that have a lot of food and items inside do not warm as quickly as less-stocked refrigerators. That means that refrigerators full of food use less energy, which is definitely a greener way to live.

If environmental concerns are top of mind for you, try replacing your current hot water equipment with a solar hot water device. Depending on your needs, you may require a direct or indirect circulation system in order to make this a reality. Also consider a small traditional water heater as this is not always as reliable.

If there is running water on your property, you should consider investing in a good hydro-power solution. A simple mill can turn into an energy generator. Get in touch with Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to find out if your stream is strong enough to produce a significant amount of power.

Make sure that all heating and cooling units and registers are not blocked by furniture, window treatments, or kid’s toys. If a piece of furniture must be placed in front of a baseboard heater, leave a space of two feet. This may seem like a waste of space, but this allows you to avoid wasting energy.

In order to save energy at home, plug your electronics, including televisions and DVD players, into power strips and when you are not using them, turn off the power strips. Not only will you be preserving energy by doing this, but you will also be saving money on your electricity bill.

As you have read, going greener in the home is not as difficult as some may think and in the long run, produces valuable savings. Considering that we have but one environment to sustain us, we must see to its protection and preservation. Hopefully, this article has provided you with enough information and motivation to begin your green endeavors today!