To coincide with Global Wind Day, I’ve been working with Sierra Club to help bring Offshore Wind to Long Island!
It can now be announced “Wind 100″ will be a Long Island-wide event. It starts in Montauk and culminates in a truly grand finale in Long Beach!
To help impact public awareness to the day, the event and the cause, Sierra Club Member Matthew Kearns will be running over 100 miles (WOW !) from Montauk to Long Beach where he will arrive at a huge event for wind power! It is not just a coincidence he will run through town after town that was affected by Superstorm Sandy. He wants to raise awareness that we must switch from dirty fossil fuels, that also fuel climate change, to clean wind energy.
Mr Kearns said his concept is he is running from Montauk, known as “the End” and feels his run represents going from fossil fuels’ “end to a new beginning” in clean energy.
Save the Date:
WHO: Wind Energy Supporters, Special VIPs, and you!
WHAT: Wind 100 Rally for Wind
WHEN: Evening of Saturday, June 14,
WHERE: Long Beach, NY. exact location TBD
Please contact All Our Energy here to get involved.
You can go to the Sierra Club page to register to volunteer or attend by clicking here
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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Happy Earth Day!
What are you doing to commemorate?
My efforts are ongoing.
I have alluded to an upcoming event and it is happening. It’s going to be BIG! I can’t reveal more just yet, other than to say…
Save the date:
June 14, 2014
No, it is not a coincidence it lines up with Global Wind Day…!
Would you like to be involved?
Get in touch:
I just wanted to follow up the Global Wind Day post with a link to the winners of this year’s contest.
Some very cool shots!
See them all by clicking Global Wind Day 2013
Just want to wish everybody a happy Global Wind Day today June 15.
The Global Wind Day organizers run a great photo contest annually and I will post the links to the winners.
As a follow up to our previous post, Global Wind Day Photo Contest, from January 20, 2012 the folks at Global Wind Day have announced the winners of their 2012 photo contest.
Click here to see Global Wind Day 2012 Photo Contest Winners
WOW! Some really great shots. Congratulations to the winners!
Did anyone out there enter?
Do you have some great shots of renewable energy?
Happy global wind day!
With Global Wind Day on our minds today, along comes this great article
Dispelling the Myths: Let’s Tell the Truth About Wind Farms from an excellent expansive source, Recharge News.com.
What a coincidence! We were just thinking about that and what a great article that would make!
Take a minute and click on that article to see the top 10 myths…
And we want to add myth number 11:
Another extremely laughable myth we have seen, even perpetuated on the renewable energy documentary “The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green”; otherwise one of the best we’ve ever seen, and goes basically something to the effect of :
wind turbines suck /steal all the energy out of the wind, making the wind stop – jeesh!
Rather than think this is just some anti-wind propaganda, more than likely it is the misunderstanding of the concept of wind turbulence. When that wind that has just run through a wind turbine, it creates swirling currents, just like when you stir your coffee. This takes a reasonably short distance to
dissipate (usually expressed as 5 times the size of the turbine), By then, it has fully rejoined the wind flow as it would exist, turbine or not, usable again at another turbine. Usable for any other use mother nature would otherwise have. Most assuredly, the wind would keep going because the reason for the wind has not changed: differences in temperature (gradient) and pressure create the wind. So until the air travels from a higher to a lower concentration, or something stops hot air rising, cold air falling etc, the wind will not stop.
Read more about what causes wind:
What causes wind – WikiAnswers
Definitely check out the Global Wind Day Facebook Page where people around the world are posting their updates and photos from events today.