This article from the Economist offers a detailed look inside wind energy. A technology that actually dates back to over 2,000 years ago, wind has been used for electricity since the 19th century with the use of windmills. While the technology has become much more sophisticated, especially in the last 30 years, the basic principles of capturing the wind for power remain the same. The amount of electricity being produced by wind power has grown exponentially since the late 1990s, much of it being used in both the United States and Europe. Despite the physical experience of the towers needed to harness the power of the wind (some people feel they are an eyesore), global wind resources are large enough to meet the world’s current energy needs.
Switching Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels to Renewable Sources Will Take Time By City Tech Blogger Anthony Romero
Preventing the increase of water vapor released into the atmosphere means we have to switch from fossil fuel production – our main energy source – to renewable energy sources. Climate change has become like a massive snowball rolling down the hill for some time now; it becomes more