Life in San Diego has a lot of convenience, from the oceans to the mountains and from stadiums to cell phones its easy to see why we have so much energy. Electricity charges our modern conveniences by providing energy which is not currently sustainable. You’ll be Blown Away with a renewable energy technology literally blowing in the wind, wind energy.
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Fresh Air at Work (Episode Summary)
Sit back and wind down with some wind energy professionals for this energy efficient episode of “How Can I Help?” that will have you Blown Away. Enjoy a rendezvous with the who’s who of the wind industry at the American Wind Energy Fall Symposium held in Carlsbad, California. Meet with AWEA Vice President of Public Affairs, Peter Kelley to understand what keeps turbines spinning in America.
In 2010 Wind provided 3.3% power in California or powered 850,000 homes. According to the National Renewable Energy Lab CA. wind resources could provide 39.4% of electricity needs. Herman Trabbish a reporter for Greentech Media further explains the full community and environmental benefits behind wind.Generating the 25,300 MW of wind energy would require burning over 36 million tons of coal or 110 million barrels of oil each year.
Get a double dose of Green Business by first staying back to speak sustainable with Vice President of Rev1 Renewables, Merritt Brown, about hiring demand in the emerging wind industry. Electricity generation is the largest industrial source of air pollution in the U.S. Wind power generates no emissions and no CO2. The U.S. produces 6 billion metric tons of CO2 annually. 40% of CO2 emissions are generated by the electric power sector.
Than head to Upwind Solutions to see the long-term career growth and professional experience opportunities available in this growing local business. The economics of wind power are such that components are best sourced domestically or near the projects. 89% of American voters, 84% Republicans, 88% of Independents and 93% of Democrats believe increasing the amount of energy the nation gets from wind is a good idea.
It’s truly an Energy Efficient fan favorite with “Blown Away”