Wind farm development is playing a huge role in a clean energy future. While mass wind power may offer a beneficial energy alternative, the construction of wind farms creates a great deal of controversy – from the destruction of natural habitats and dangers to birds and bats to the actual effectiveness of wind as an energy source. Some even argue that wind farms are ugly, disrupting the scenic coastlines and natural beauty of the world. Take a look at these wind farm pictures and let us know your thoughts – ugly or simply amazing?
8 Awesome Uses of Wind and Solar Power
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While wind and solar power may not be the complete solution to a green energy future, these 2 sources of clean, renewable energy definitely have some amazing potential. From off-grid homes and gadget chargers to bike helmet generators and fully-functional campers, there are already plenty of awesome applications for wind and solar power and just as many other unbelievable ideas to come…
Wind + Solar Power: Is There a Future for Green Energy?
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Wind + solar power = a sustainable, renewable energy future … or does it? As China’s renewable energy sector grows in leaps and bounds – doubling wind power capacity alone each year since 2005 – the US is questioning the viability of a wind and solar powered economy.
8 Completely Awesome DIY Home Energy Projects
Small-scale renewable energy is a must for a sustainable home – but converting your home to clean energy options can carry a huge initial price tag. We’ve scoured the web for some of the most innovative examples of homemade energy solutions to compile a collective list of DIY projects to make your home greener and more energy efficient without costing you a fortune. From solar water heaters and gadget chargers to homemade super-efficient refrigerators, you’ll find links (with instructions) to some of the best projects you can make at home…
5 (More) Extraordinary Examples of Eco-Friendly Watercraft
We’ve highlighted some amazing options for sustainable boating in the past, including the creative solar-powered bicycle boat pictured above. In this post, we’re bringing you a few more examples of eco-friendly watercraft – a few of which are available, or will soon be available to the public! From solar power to electric, there are some exciting innovations on the horizon for sustainable fun on the water…
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Wind – 10 Innovative Wind-Powered Creations
World’s fastest wind-powered car – the Greenbird
Wind power is slowly finding a role in our sustainable future – and the possibilities are endless! The United States doubled their wind-power facilities in 2008, now creating over 25,000 MW of wind-generated electricity each year. But the potential of the wind as a renewable energy source reaches much further than typical wind farms – check out these innovative wind-powered creations…
5 Alternative, Unusual and Sustainable Boating Innovations
Although some eco-boats are powered by human fat and others by animal fat, more traditional “fuels” that are clean and green include solar and wind, or both – abundant resources on the open water. Turning a dirty, yet nature-dependent past-time into one that has low- to no-impact is a challenge, but new technologies are making dreams of green boating a near reality.
10 of the Weirdest Ways to Power a Car
Green transport and sustainable fuel alternatives have come a long way in the past decade – but the auto industry still has a long way to go. In the meantime, there are plenty of creative individuals coming up with their own way to make their driving a little eco-friendlier. From fat and feces to liquor and sawdust, there are some weird alternative fuel sources currently powering cars around the world…