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Unformatted text preview: No emissions Wind Power Fastest growing energy source currently Still less than 1% Began around the 1980s California is the world leader in wind power 2005 had more than 16,000 windmills and generated 30% of all the worlds wind power electricity Politically driven more than geography Wind Potential West coast and the Great Plains Need a steady 15 mph wind Oklahoma 8 th at wind power potential Denmark 20% of power is wind Offshore steady wind off of the coast Pros plenty of room to expand Can produce energy 24/7 Cons looks Impact on wildlife Hydro Power Very early form of energy Damns require a lot of space Make drastic modifications to the landscape Hoover Damn...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course GEOG 1213 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.
- Fall '11