Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability

Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability

Philip Warburg


Winds sweeping during the nice Plains as soon as robbed the Farm Belt of its destiny, stripping away overworked topsoil and developing the scary airborne dirt and dust Bowl of the Thirties. this day, these winds are bringing new desire to the declining rural groups of the important usa. Nowhere is wind’s promise extra palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, the place the hovering generators of the Meridian approach Wind Farm are boosting earning and bringing eco-friendly jobs to a neighborhood that has, for many years, watched its childrens waft away.

In Harvest the Wind, Philip Warburg brings readers face-to-face with the folk at the back of the golf green economy–powered resurgence in Cloud County and groups love it around the usa. This nook of Kansas is the 1st cease on an odyssey that introduces readers to farmers, manufacturing unit employees, biologists, and high-tech entrepreneurs—all gamers in a transformative that's taking carry throughout the USA and round the globe.
 
during this illuminating booklet, Warburg finds either the outstanding progress of a step forward expertise and the bold demanding situations it faces. He visits epicenters of anti-wind competition in addition as communities that experience embraced wind farms as friends. He publications readers via an Iowa turbine meeting plant that's suffering to compete in a world market ruled via eu and chinese language brands. And he seems to be on the millions of miles that wind-generated energy might want to shuttle to arrive American shoppers.
 
Harvest the Wind is a secular antidote to loftier treatises on international warming and eco-friendly power. by way of exhibiting us how functional suggestions are being carried out on the neighborhood point, Warburg deals an inspirational examine how we will be able to all pursue a saner and extra sustainable strength future—while whilst making an investment within the nation’s infrastructure and jumpstarting its economy.

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