While not specifically written about Michigan, Salon
's article on wind power is comprehensive and informative -- and, one might hope, instructive to the Third Coast state?
Indeed, offshore wind could take us to a new energy future,
free of carbon dioxide, or CO2
greenhouse gas emissions, faster than any other power source, say
industry experts. Bye-bye, Saudi Arabia. So long, global-warming
In the United States, wind represents less than 1 percent of all
electric power generation, but that's still enough to power 2.9 million
homes. The industry is growing fast -- wind-power production shot up
160 percent between 2000 and 2005, rising 27 percent just last year.
For the past two years, wind has been the second-largest source of new
power, after natural gas.
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