Category: Wind Energy

Alternative Energy Curriculum Blowing Students Away in New Haven

Students at New Haven’s Endeavour Middle School are being blown away by the school’s new alternative energy curriculum. The school’s new 60-foot tall wind turbine … is also being blown away but in a bit more literal way. The wind turbine was installed at the school to help the students get hands-on with the wind… ( read more )

Will Alternative Energy Ever Go Mainstream?

The problem in evaluating various forms of power is that two critical elements of the debate — and the efficiency of the energy source — are often ignored, or wind up buried beneath “statistics” designed to sway the heart instead of the brain. In many cases, an ignorant public and a highly divided political system… ( read more )

Why Alternative Energy, Part Two

Sometime between 2008 and 2009, or perhaps before then, I got it in my head that the best poetry was political in nature, the best fiction was psychological or sociological in nature, and the best non-fiction, well, was non-fiction! It was also sometime around then that I got on board the alternative energy train, or… ( read more )

Why Alternative Energy

Sometimes, I must admit, it is difficult to convince myself of the scientific basis for global warming and alternative energy. The data seems too easy to manipulate. Can scientists really predict temperatures 100 years into the future when it is so difficult to predict this year’s hurricane season? Perhaps with some probability of error. What… ( read more )

Japan’s Fukushima Disaster Creates Opportunity for Alternative Energy

As thousands of Japanese protest against the nuclear power industry in Tokyo, it may be time to consider investing in the alternative energy sector. Thousands of Japanese citizens took to the streets on Monday in Tokyo, calling on the government to reduce the country’s use of nuclear power. The protests are the latest reaction to… ( read more )