Is Wind Power Green Energy

John asks…

What are some examples of the ‘green collar’ jobs that Clinton/Obama refer to?

Windmill Farms answers:

Building wind mills, power generators that use waves, and other tecnology jobs that are building things to harness nature to generate power.

Green collar workers include professionals such as conservation movement workers, environmental consultants, environmental or biological systems engineers, green building architects, holistic passive solar building designers, solar energy and wind energy engineers, green vehicle engineers, organic farmers, environmental lawyers, ecology educators, and ecotechnology workers. They also include vocational or trade-level employment: electricians who install solar panels, plumbers who install solar water heaters, and construction workers who build energy-efficient green buildings, wind power farms, or other clean, renewable, sustainable future energy development workers could all be considered green jobs.

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Ruth asks…

Green Energy Question?

If electricity costs say $0.20kwh and I install some solar power grids and small wind turbines. When these solar power and turbines produce more energy than I use it is sold back to the grid. How much will the electricity company pay for my energy? is it the full price I would pay if buying power or only a small percentage of that???

Windmill Farms answers:

The only way they can pay you a different price than what you pay is by installing a second meter for the outgoing power. Otherwise they have no idea what is going on. The meter just runs backward.

Maria asks…

New source of energy?

If there are power companies that offer power generated from wind or solar power, why do you think the general population is so hesitant to sign up, even if it costs the same? Should the government step in and mandate that power companies offer power generated from alternative forms of energy? Why or Why not?

Windmill Farms answers:

Well, for one reason, the greener energy sources are almost never the same price.

Thomas asks…

What can be done to improve the uptake of wind power energy?

any ideas?

Windmill Farms answers:

Wind turbines vary wildly in performance depending on where they are put. Locations that are exposed and with large open spaces are well suited for wind power and can generate a huge amount of electricity. A small home wind turbine can produce as much as $3500 worth of electricy in a year, but only if these wind conditions are met.

Wind turbines make very good economic sense IF they are located in a good area, but the trouble is that those who could take advantage of their wind resource are unaware they are sitting on a goldmine.

Too many people put up turbines in poorly suited areas and are disappointed. As a result, wind turbines are a misunderstood form of green energy.

Greater research and awareness needs to be brought about amoungst the general population.

Michael asks…

are Nuclear Power Plant considered “green energy”?

are Nuclear Power Plants, like the one that got destroyed in Japan considered to be green energy producers? i know that solar, wind and water are considered to be green energy, but someone told me that so are nuclear power plants, like the one in Japan that is leaking radiation everywhere… i thought that green energy was supposed to be good for our environment. is this true or false about nuclear power plants?

Windmill Farms answers:

US Air Force did not think of using nuclear bombs in Japan in 1942 because nuclear energy was green but because it was highly destructive energy with long term impact which can spread internationally. Now terrorists and suicide bombers may also get access to nuclear energy based weapons of destruction.
Japan is a land of earthquakes and tsunamis-last week’s was not the first earthquake above 6 richter scale. Japan is actually unfit for human settlement and more unfit for nuclear plant settlement. There are regions in US which are also prone to earthquakes-one such state is California where Hollywood industry thrives and California had to see the radiation plume that spread from Fukushima nuclear power station. And Japanese people had to taste radiation contaminated milk and spinach-quite green. 24 out of 104 nuclear reactors operating in US are in regions that are experiencing severe drought-considering that reactor cooling has been instrumental in widely publicized nuclear accidents like TMI, Chernobyl and even Fukushima-these 24 units are a reason to worry about. Uptil now there is only one commercial breeder reactor in the world which is in Russia. So issues like fuel reprocessing, uranium mining, health of mine workers, abandoned mine clean up and nuclear waste disposal have to be addressed before calling nuclear as a green energy.

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