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Quebec - Wind Power

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Beccy Brine

on 16 September 2010

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Quebec - Wind Power Why Wind? It's Renewable
(There's a lot of it) How It Works Wind Generation: How It Work Benefits of Wind Powered Energy Social Benefits:
energy independance; we will no longer need to depend on any foreign fossil fuels
wind energy is "homegrown," thus it can reduce the spikes in fossil fuel costs
wind turbines can be installed amidst agricultural area and cause no interuption to livestock, crops, or people
this can also generate revenue for land owners who choose to operate small clusters of wind turbines on their land
this source of energy also means that our "energy dollars" remain in the local economy Economic Benefits:
wind energy has the potential to diversify local rural economies, adding to the tax base and providing a new or secondary source of income
wind energy is subsidised less than other forms of energy like burning fossil fuels and hydroelectricity
unlike fossil fuels which are shipped to processing plants, wind energy generates energy right from the fuel source, resulting in less pollution, costs etc.
also unlike fossil fuels, the prices for wind energy dont fluctuate so frequently, thus creating a more stable and dependable profit
wind energy projects create new short and long term jobs, Related employment can be anything from meteorologists and surveyors to structural engineers, assembly workers, lawyers, bankers, and technician
wind energy creates 30% more jobs than a coal plant and 66% more than a nuclear power plant per unit of energy generated Ecological Benefits:
turbines produce no particulate emissions that contribute to mercury contamination in our lakes and streams like other forms of energy
wind energy also conserves water resources
for example, producing the same amount of electricity can take about 600 times more water with nuclear power than wind, and about 500 times more water with coal than wind.
other sources of electricity produce harmful particulate emissions which contribute to global climate change and acid rain, wind energy doesn't
harvesting the wind preserves our resources because there no need for destructive resource mining or fuel transportation to a processing facility
wind farms are spaced over a large geographic area, but their actual "footprint" covers only a small portion of the land resulting in a minimum impact on crop production or livestock grazing
large building cannot be close to wind turbines and therefore, they actually preserve open space Beccy Webb & Ben Damen
Ms. Jewson
April 22, 2010 Alternative Source of Energy? How does hydroelectricity work? Water is a fluid.
So is Air. Instead of Turbines, there are fan blades. Wind Turbines Operate in "Farms" These farms contain an average of 30 Wind Turbines! Each Turbine Generates 1-2 MW Which can make total power generated from 30-60 MW Suggested Location Suggested Wind Farm Location Suggested Wind Farm Location Suggested Wind Farm Location We chose these three locations for the following reasons:
remote, so as not to disturb people
locations are close to agricultural land so they can work together with the local economy and become a secondary source of income
locations are in small economic areas so that they can contribute to the tax base as well as generate local economy which will stay local Drawbacks infrasound! Human Health Birds & Bats Asthetics Wind is no guarantee Choose Wind! The End! fdsgsfdg
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