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  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Wind turbines at San Gorgonio Pass | Photo:  Gillian /Flickr/ Creative Commons License   Wind turbines take the mechanical energy of the wind and use it to spin a ... in the late 19th Century. As of June 2012, wind power accounts for three percent of the US's total electrical generation, and ...
  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Wind turbines at San Gorgonio Pass | Photo:  Gillian /Flickr/ Creative Commons License Wind turbines take the mechanical energy of the wind and use it to spin a ... in the late 19th Century. As of June 2012, wind power accounts for three percent of the US's total electrical generation, and ...
  • ... transmission, and consumption. As we note in  our explainer on The Grid , the traditional electricity transmission model ... of smaller-capacity generators, from solar to small wind installations to landfill gas or natural gas turbines, generate power ...
  • ... of energy, geothermal offers the possibility of base load power production: a geothermal plant could in theory run nearly non-stop. ... places like Nebraska, where the crust is thick. Geothermal power plants are, at present, limited to volcanically and tectonically active ...
  • ... tidal energy, most renewable energy is solar at its root. Wind is caused by the sun heating the air. Biomass stems from sun-fed plants. ... strikes semiconductors that turn light into electrical power . Solar thermal harnesses solar radiation as heat. We'll take a ...
  • ... K Ali /Flickr/ Creative Commons License News stories about renewable energy installations -- or other power ... 40-50  percent is more common for large dams. Wind turbine installations, given variability of wind as a power ...
  • ... without. Privation. Freezing in the dark. The good news is that we can conserve energy without giving up much in the way of ... use less fuel. Industry and government have it in their power to conserve a majority of the energy Americans waste. But ...
  • ... Creative Commons License If you read enough news articles about renewable energy development, eventually you'll see a ... will produce X  megawatts  of electricity, enough to power X thousand homes." Reporters are generally encouraged to translate ...
  • ... the diesel that powers coal mining machinery, to the power to charge cordless drills for installing rooftop solar. The ... somewhere in the range of 20 isn't too far off.   Wind claims an EROEI of around 20 as well. The true star in the ...
  • ... Attempts to convert our cars and trucks to renewable power sources come in two basic forms: electric vehicles and biofuels. ... Electric vehicles Running a vehicle on electric power offers the possibility of using the renewable portion of the electrical ...

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