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The Future of US Wind Power

It’s amazing to think that wind power could actually be on the decline when the alternative energy sector seems to be just taking off in the United States. Wind power generation broke records in 2009 with 9.8 GW of new installation; however, this expansion of growth is slowing down dramatically as favorable sites are already taken and energy consumption has dropped in the US creating less demand. Continue reading

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Types of Alternative Energy

We have traditionally used fossil fuels to provide most of our energy needs. These fossil fuels, like gasoline and coal, have some significant disadvantages. First, the world’s supply of these nonrenewable resources is diminishing. Second, the prices continue to skyrocket, making it unaffordable for many people. Third, fossil fuels are damaging to the environment. Because of these three reasons, we are beginning to look at alternative energy sources. We really need to look carefully at these sources. Fossil fuels will not be around forever, and we are currently using them as if we have an unlimited supply. This supply, if we continue as we are today, will be gone. Fortunately, there are other options out there, and many of them do not have the same concerns that fossil fuels have, as these alternative sources are environmentally friendly, renewable, and more affordable in some cases. Continue reading

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