This article discusses Malawi and how it got it's name, The Warm Heart of Africa. Why is Malawi a good place for wind energy? What would it be like to visit Malawi? Come take a tour and find out!
Hear in William's own voice how and why he decided to build a windmill. At the age of 14 and no longer allowed to attend school, William taught himself how to save his family and small community from famine. Circumstances often led people to do amazing things! Watch how a child not much older than you changed his community and how he's working to bring sustainable energy to all of Africa!
The article provides the reader with the benefits of wind energy referring to the low cost to produce and the efficiency of modern wind turbines.One state that is reaping the benefits of wind energy is Texas. The wind is so powerful in Texas that during a recent blackout, wind energy was used to provide power. The cost of wind energy is also expected to decrease because of more efficient turbines, material costs being lower, and manufacturers building better turbines.However, this article is bias and does not address the negative side to wind energy; thus, the reader is not able to make their own judgment about the use of wind energy.
The book recounts the story of Samso Island in Denmark aka Energy Island and how it became independent of nonrenewable energy. The community won a competition by the Danish Ministry of the Environment. After a major storm took out the power to the community, they saw the benefits of wind energy with one man’s windmill. They came to use not only wind energy but biomass, solar energy, electric cars powered by windmills, developed fuel oil from canola crops. The community became energy independent and became a model for other areas of the world. The book is biased because they don’t discuss the bad side of renewable energy.It does not discuss how the alternative energy hurts the environment.