Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind-pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships.
Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, and produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation
Wind- power systems can provide electricity on remote sites, they make economic and environmental sense. They also bring a great deal of satisfaction as there is nothing quite like watching a summer breeze or a winter storm convert into electrical energy.
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According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance Chief Executive Michael Liebriech, the best wind power projects will cost about the same as new coal-fired plants.
Electricity from new, high-quality wind power projects built today costs about $65 a megawatt-hour, Liebreich said. Power from a new coal-fired power plant costs about $68 a megawatt-hour, including carbon price and project finance risk, fuel prices and environmental controls,
This news has special relevance to Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics and their customers. We are thrilled to report that they are supporters of a wind-to-electricity project.
Working through NativeEnergy, Inc., they are helping turn the town of Greenburg, Kansas into a partially wind-powered community.
Their financial support for the Greensburg Wind Farm Project, and their shipping-cube recycling program (CubeCycle™), are part of their Vital Green program, a group of initiatives designed to minimize thier carbon footprint and reduce waste.
On May 4, 2007 a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas, destroying 95% of the homes and leaving a path of devastation two miles wide.
The residents committed to rebuild as “the greenest town in America.” The electricity generated by Greensburg’s new wind turbines will replace power generated by coal and other fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gasses.
Their share of the Greensburg Wind Farm Project will offset the total estimated global warming effects of the carbon dioxide emitted by air and ground shipments to Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics’ customers from June 24, 2010 through June 23, 2011.
Few firms do, but they offset jets’ altitude-related warming effect, too
Their contribution takes into account the added warming effects of jet emissions at high altitudes an effect called “radiative forcing”.
Jet cargo and passenger planes cruise at high altitudes, where carbon emissions exert greater positive radiative forcing effect than would the same emissions at ground level.
They choose to cover the estimated additional warming associated with Vital Choice air shipments, a choice that doubles the cost of their annual warming-offset contribution.
San Francisco Green Living Examiner’s note: We are thrilled at the news and to see how a company like Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics is making a difference and hope more companies will follow their example.
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