What blows around comes around!

By Kristen Gustavson

Did you know wind power began to make a comeback in 1970, the official beginning of Earth Day.
Wind power has been one of the best solutions to make energy than other resources that are being depleted.

The Major Problem

The most industrialized nations have to import fuels from other countries.

(Heinricks, 2011)


The burning of these fuels are causing major global warming issues.

Wind blows to the rescue!

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Wind is a clean source of renewable energy that produces no air or water pollution.

(National Geographic: Wind Power, 1996)



Between 2002 and 2007 the wind energy industry in the United States grew by an average 29% yearly.


8.8% of renewable resources are being used daily, we as people need to majorly increase the production of wind energy.


At the end of 2007, 74 countries are using wind power, supplying 1.3% of the world's energy.


The United States, Germany, Denmark, Spain, India, China, Italy, and France use major amounts of wind energy.


Governments and private companies invest more money in wind power.

The Government's Cut

The government needs to keep the Wind Program going and making a rapid increase in wind energy.

Go to this website to find out more about what our government is doing to help the environment.

www.eere.energy.gov/

What you can to do help!

Find out who our congressman is and send a letter to encourage the increase in using wind power.

Works Cited

Govtrack. "Find a Senator or Representative." GovTrack.us. Govtrack. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/MN>.


Heinrichs, Ann. Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2011. Print.


National Geographic. "National Geographic: Wind Power." National
Geographic
. National Geographic, 1996. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/wind-power-profile/>.


Plant Green. "Environmental Protection." Curiosity.discovery.com. Planet Green. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/how-did-earth-day-begin>.