Crafty One

March 18, 2009

A Strong Tailwind

If your a biker (bicycler, not motorbiker), then you can really appreciate the benefit of having a good tail wind.  Conversely, you can also appreciate the challenge of pushing through a strong head wind.  If I’m in a hurry to get somewhere, I know I’d want a strong tailwind.  Using that as my initial analogy, I’d like to segue into a discussion on green power.  While that may be a bit of a stretch, it’s really not.  Wind power, is one of the most promising forms of energy on the horizon.  And, we are in a bit of a race.  That we being, every single person on the planet, and that race being our desperate need to reduce reliance on dirty energy.  Energy like fossil fuels, coal, and nuclear energy.  While many may argue over the dangers both real and imagined from those forms of energy, in the long run, we’d all be better off if we could get by without them.  Wind is a naturally occurring, ever present, and totally self renewable source of energy.  There’s no denying those facts.  Where there is some controversy, is what is the best means to harness wind energy.  Does it make sense to put wind turbines in every home?  Does it make sense to build even larger wind generators, and place them in farmers fields, along shore lines, or in the middle of the ocean?  While I’m sure our first few attempts will be filled with mistakes, the biggest mistake would be to give up trying.  The longer we stick with it, the better the chances are for a viable wind energy strategy.


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