This article mainly discusses the benefits of wind energy in dealing with climate change, primarily through via an interview with Vestas CEO Anders Runevad. It briefly touches on all the benefits of wind energy, its lower costs compared to fossil fuels, and challenges in adapting wind power to regions already relying on fossil fuels or nuclear power. While an interesting read, I was hoping it would look a little more at some of the challenges in predicting how to best utilize wind power in anticipation of changing climates.
I did see a scientific article looking at the subject in my searching, but it was in Science Direct and there was a charge for the full article. Maybe the school library has full access to that site, so here’s the link for anyone interested in checking: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032109001713
3 thoughts on ““Wind Energy is a Key Climate Change Solution”, Article from The Guardian”
People and media should make climate change a really big topic on a daily basis. And we should do our best possible maximum to lower the level of greenhouse gases we are releasing in the atmosphere.
WIND ENERGY may be the solution to solving climate change. WIND ENERGY has many advantages such as it doesn’t pollute the air, it is a renewable energy, which is good for to the environment.
Thanks for posting this! Even though this article came out over a year ago, it still has some very good points. As someone who would eventually like to work in renewable energy engineering, I am very excited by the escalating scale of wind energy globally. The US is definitely making some improvements, but I am concerned that without a re-commitment to investing in green energy by the current White House and Congress, we run the risk of sliding backwards. One of the most overlooked parts of the federal stimulus act — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — after the 2008 Recession was the amount of funding for research, implementation, and investments in renewable energy. The Obama Administration published a very helpful fact sheet about this in 2016 which you can read here: