Renewable energy, coming to a neighborhood near you
"The 20th century was about the globalization of energy, with the world dependent on a few powerful oil producers. However, this century will witness the localization of the world's energy economy, as countries tap renewable energy resources -- wind, solar and geothermal power -- much closer to home." -- Lester R. Brown, president, Earth Policy Institute
SOURCE: Earth Policy Institute (www.earthpolicy.org) | Patterson Clark/The Washington Post - November 21, 2009
The wind may carry a solution for Kenya Article | NAIROBI -- Kenya's Chalbi Desert is a bleak, forbidding stretch of coarse sand and ash-gray ridges broken by clusters of tiny huts. It is also one of the windiest places on Earth, experts say, and it soon will be the site of Africa's largest wind farm.