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 dirt Bowl of the Nineteen Thirties. at the present time, these winds are bringing new wish to the declining rural groups of the valuable usa. Nowhere is wind’s promise extra palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, the place the hovering generators of the Meridian method Wind Farm are boosting earning and bringing eco-friendly jobs to a group that has, for many years, watched its young children float away.

In Harvest the Wind, Philip Warburg brings readers face-to-face with the folks in the back of the fairway 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 staff, biologists, and high-tech entrepreneurs—all avid gamers in a transformative that's taking carry throughout the United States and round the globe.
 
during this illuminating publication, Warburg finds either the awesome progress of a leap forward know-how and the bold demanding situations it faces. He visits epicenters of anti-wind competition to boot as communities that experience embraced wind farms as acquaintances. He publications readers via an Iowa turbine meeting plant that's suffering to compete in an international market ruled through ecu and chinese language brands. And he seems on the millions of miles that wind-generated strength might want to trip to arrive American shoppers.
 
Harvest the Wind is a secular antidote to loftier treatises on worldwide warming and eco-friendly power. by way of exhibiting us how useful suggestions are being carried out on the neighborhood point, Warburg deals an inspirational examine how we will all pursue a saner and extra sustainable strength future—while while making an investment within the nation’s infrastructure and jumpstarting its economy.

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