Wind Power. The United States and Germany Presentation: Denise Remel é-Vezner – April 14, 2004 [email protected] Contents. Overview of Wind Energy United States Germany Conclusion. The Beginnings…. Old windmill near Hamburg, Germany.
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· mountain passes
· on hilltops
· in large valleys
~~~ anywhere where the wind blows!
Is it better to improve conventional energy sources and make them “greener” rather than having the land turned into an “asparagus field?”Considering the Pro’s and Con’s – Do we want wind energy?
A lot of countries have decided to go ahead and invest in the further improvement and development of Wind Power:
Wind Power is the fastest growing renewable energy source!
(at least to double the share by 2010)
Currently over 6,000!
Much more potential!
Wind energy could provide for 20% of U.S. energy needs.
Great tendencies where policies are in place; see CA, TX.
PTC helps and needs to be renewed.
Currently over 15,000!
Some think – enough!
Government plans to extend wind energy to about 20%.
Policies and laws are in place; they are all Federal.
Tax incentives are in place.Conclusion: Status