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The Resource Harvest the wind : America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability, Philip Warburg

Harvest the wind : America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability, Philip Warburg

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Harvest the wind : America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability
Title
Harvest the wind
Title remainder
America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability
Statement of responsibility
Philip Warburg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Winds sweeping across the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind's promise more palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, home to the Meridian Way Wind Farm, whose turbines are boosting farm incomes and bringing green jobs to a community that has watched its children flock elsewhere. Modern wind power is the best thing to hit this stretch of midwestern prairie since the Union Pacific railroad. In Harvest the Wind, Warburg brings us the people behind the green economy-powered resurgence in Cloud County and communities like it across the United States. This corner of Kansas is the first stop on an odyssey that introduces readers to farmers, factory workers, biologists, and high-tech entrepreneurs--all players in a transformative industry that is taking hold across America and around the globe. Harvest the Wind serves as an earthly antidote to the more abstract treatises on global warming and green energy. By showing us how practical solutions are being implemented at the local level, Warburg offers an inspirational look at how we can all pursue a saner and more sustainable energy future"--
  • "Wind energy's time has arrived. Just as water-pumping windmills opened up the American West, a new generation of wind machines is fast propelling our nation toward a renewable energy future. Wind turbines with blades half the length of a football field are increasingly common sights, towering above Illinois corn fields and dotting the Kansas prairie. Farmers and ranchers are beginning to reap a stable source of income, rural Americans are finding new jobs, and the nation is starting to wean itself off the fossil fuels that pollute our air and unsettle the global climate. In this illuminating book, Philip Warburg reveals the remarkable growth of a breakthrough technology and the formidable challenges it faces. He visits epicenters of anti-wind opposition as well as communities that have embraced wind farms as neighbors. He guides readers through an Iowa turbine assembly plant that is struggling to compete in a global marketplace dominated by European and Chinese manufacturers. He looks at the thousands of miles that wind-generated power will need to travel to reach American consumers. The Obama administration has called for 80 percent of America's electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2035. Wind can supply much of that power - but only if the policies are right and the planning is smart. As an environmental lawyer who has spent his career advancing pragmatic solutions to complex problems, Warburg is unusually skilled at teasing apart the variables in this puzzle. Farmers and ranchers, factory workers and crane operators, truckers and teachers are members of the new American wind energy workforce. Readers will meet all of them as Warburg captures the day-to-day grit of this exciting new industry"--
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Warburg, Philip
Dewey number
333.9/20973
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1541
LC item number
.W36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TK1541
NAL item number
.W36 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wind power plants
  • Wind power industry
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Wind power industry
  • Wind power plants
  • United States
Label
Harvest the wind : America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability, Philip Warburg
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978-0-8070-0107-3.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-231) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cloud County revival -- Early adopters -- Rust Belt renewables -- The Chinese are coming -- Working the wind -- The path to cleaner energy -- Birds and bats -- The neighbors -- Greening the grid
Control code
ocn744286126
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780807000496
Lccn
2011039420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807001073
  • (OCoLC)744286126
Label
Harvest the wind : America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability, Philip Warburg
Link
978-0-8070-0107-3.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cloud County revival -- Early adopters -- Rust Belt renewables -- The Chinese are coming -- Working the wind -- The path to cleaner energy -- Birds and bats -- The neighbors -- Greening the grid
Control code
ocn744286126
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780807000496
Lccn
2011039420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807001073
  • (OCoLC)744286126

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