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Alternative Energy - Wind Power

Unit 5: Energy Geography 12

Alex Jones

on 15 April 2011

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Transcript of Alternative Energy - Wind Power

Why aren’t we using wind power yet? Wind Power Wind Power and Canada Wind Power in BC The Canadian province that uses wind power the most is.. BC has the potential to be one of the best places in the world
for wind power

Currently there are plans to build wind farms across BC Wind Power has been used for over 1000 years

It is environmentally friendly

Causes minimal habitat destruction Prevented BC Hydro from producing new power
Wind power stations are expensive to build
No incentives or tax breaks Unappealing scenery
Propeller noise
The propellers can kill birds In 2003 Benefits of Wind Power Concerns with Wind Power Hide details easily So.... this problem has been eliminated in newer models Wind Power and Humans Access to westerly winds from the Pacific Ocean

Vegetation and buildings not in the way Quick and easy to build
If more wind farms are built, the cost of wind energy will drop
Wind power is becoming the cheapest source of energy
The cost of windpower is rapidly falling
Pollution free and does not require any fuel Offshore windfarms $ ...because of incentives and tax breaks the provincial government - from 38 cents per kilowatt hour in the 1980s to 2 cents migration routes should be considered when building wind farms According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association - it would take less than 5% of Canada’s land to generate enough wind power to fuel the entire nation because of incentives and tax breaks To Sum Up: Wind Power is renewable
It is available everywhere
It does not harm the environment
Can be built quickly A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power
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