Monday, March 16, 2009

Innovation Nation


Wind farm, Mersey Estuary, UK
As we are researching alternative energy resources, it is important to note that the technologies are changing all the time.  Every day you can find new information about improvements to the alternative energy industry.  It's very exciting to watch the innovations emerge as people feel the pressure of living a more sustainable life.

BlogWork

Pick one of the articles below.  Read the article and write a one paragraph summary of it.  Provide detail in your paragraphs and include one quote.


15 comments:

redrum said...

Ontario, Canada, is financing a 610 million dollar fun to develop green energy sources in the province. Hoping to cut back %80 of its green house gas emissions in the 1990s by the year 2050. Many solar energy companies report that Canada is a growingly prime spot for harnessing solar energy because of its long summer days, and in the winter the light reflected off the snow makes up for its short days.

Beck said...

There is some disagreement for putting up this turbine but if you look around the world it shows that it can be a very helpful thing. It isn’t the most common form of energy in the country but it is getting bigger. My grandparents live in Ocean City and driving by the turbines in Atlantic City (which they mention in this article), makes me think this could be very possible. The article says how the machine coasts $25,000 and will bring save the town 3,000 a year, so within 8 years it would be paid off. Seeing how the town is right near the ocean it would get a lot of wind flow which would be good for the town.

evelyn =] said...

im doing harnessing the sun. one of the major problems with solar panells is the cost.cities like Palm dessert asked to change the law so that part of that cost was payed forby financing. and therefore easier to by the solar panells.people are also worried that they will not be in the same house for long enough to keep the investments panells cost. which can be around $50,000 solar panalls are good for the invironment that is a clean source on energy by using natural energy. it may not be cheap but its good in the long run.

Pink Is The New Black.=] said...

the wind turbine makes a whistling sound. it is a free standing generator. the turbines at the lanfills would be 400 feet tall, now multiply that by 7.!!! the devolpers want to see turbines all over. wind turbines are rare in the city. in the atlantic city area there are 5 wind turbines. to the west they are all over. the system costs $25,000.
-Chelsea.=]

Anonymous said...

Cellana IS going to make biodiesel from algae in hawaii. The plans call for growing algae in ponds of seawater. Algae can produce 15 times more oil per hectare then rape, palm soy or jatropha plants. Producing biodiesel from algae is being pursued by a number of companies I believe hat this is a good idea!

Diggy Dog D

Some person said...

I am doing the subject of turning cow manure into gas. So basically, what we can do is get the mixture of Methane and Carbon Dioxide from the manure (or cow poop) and getting rid of the carbon dioxide (by burning) creating the gas. To do this, we can use digesters. Digesters heat anything you put in there. We put the mix into the digester which than burns off the Carbon Dioxide. After that, we can send this fluid to many companies. This is good because than we are using something besides oil for everything. But the bad part is that we would still have to purchase gas. But, everything has its ups and downs. I said this before, we have to learn to adapt to them.


Mike

dylster said...

I read an article by Leslie
Kaufman called "Harnessing the Sun, With Help From Cities". It was about how caqlifornia and other southwestern states are starting to loan money to people ,that will be repaid in taxes, which is meant to fund the building of solar panels in residential and business areas. This idea has been around for 2 years and originated in berkley california. The advantages of this state funded program is that, unlike the private funded compnies, it is added ionto a persons property taxes, allowing them to not have to pay it if it they lose their house. About 6 cities in california: including San Francisco and San Diego, are already committed to their own solar programs; and outside of California, at least 6 states: including Arizona, Texas and Virginia, have introduced bills to allow municipal financing. some critics are saying that the government is lobying for solar power like an oil company would do. some cities lie palm desert have put money from the cities budget into projects to fund solar conversion of businesses, residential areas, and city funded buildings. thanks to solar power, houses and businesses in california and other south western states have lowered their energy bills and started to contribute less to the overall problem of increased global warming.

BDog said...
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BDog said...

my source is.

http://news.cnet.com

Micky said...

he is using solar power cuz it's good for the environment and he thinks the atmosphere heating is natural and that it will correct itself in the near future

pipeorganist13 said...

well tidal power is the use of waves or water to spin
a turbine that powers a generator and then creates electricity. that is at least in simple terms.

jakehp55 said...

Apologize in advance for the (less thans) Blogger doesn't like them...

Through the philanthropic arm of Google, google.org, Google will be investing over $10 million in geothermal energy systems. This is part of google.org's RE(less than)C plan. It stands for Renewable Energy less than Coal. The plan of RE(less than)C is to generate one gigawatt of electricity, more than a typical coal fired power plant, through renewable energy sources. One gigawatt of electricity is enough to power the entire city of San Francisco.

Cassie said...

Harnessing the Wind

The power of tornados, hurricanes, and cyclones can tear apart towns so imagine if we could use that type of power as an energy source. In Staten Island they have already put up a wind turbine and is on a 45-foot pole. It powers the streetlights and sewage system of a 190-unit town house complex. The developer's of the Tides is named Ray Masuci who has a desire to see wind turbines like his in many places around the island to power it. He became the distributor of Southwest Power's machines and then became the leader of R.P.M Energy Solutions. Although the system's cost is $25,000 the annual worth of the power supply is $3,000. Ray fights to have wind turbines wherever he can and he says, "There's a good feeling that comes over you when you see one," he says about a wind turbine.

Anonymous said...

Ontario, Canada, is financing a 610 million dollar fun to develop green energy sources in the province. Hoping to cut back %80 of its green house gas emissions in the 1990s by the year 2050. Many solar energy companies report that Canada is a growingly prime spot for harnessing solar energy because of its long summer days, and in the winter the light reflected off the snow makes up for its short days.

Anonymous said...

Cellana IS going to make biodiesel from algae in hawaii. The plans call for growing algae in ponds of seawater. Algae can produce 15 times more oil per hectare then rape, palm soy or jatropha plants. Producing biodiesel from algae is being pursued by a number of companies I believe hat this is a good idea!