What blows around comes around!
By Kristen Gustavson
The Major Problem
Fossil fuels have harmful effects on the environment worldwide. (Heinricks, 2011)
Supplies of the these fossil fuels are "VERY" limited! (Heinricks, 2011)
71.9% of our energy is coming from fossil fuels. (Heinricks, 2011)
The burning of these fuels are causing major global warming issues.
Wind blows to the rescue!
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
Go to this website to find out more about what our government is doing to help the environment.
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>.