Summary of Harvest the Wind

America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability

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Harvest the Wind book summary
America has sufficient wind resources to meet all its future electrical power needs.


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Renewable-energy champion Philip Warburg offers a detailed, unified, well-researched report on wind power and the contributions it can make to America’s energy future. getAbstract finds that he presents his case for wind power with persuasive facts and figures, as well as careful reasoning and a good dose of passion. Is he totally objective? Well, maybe not...he has an argument to make, and he makes it vividly, in hopes that his inspirational report will persuade even ardent fossil-fuel and nuclear-energy advocates to harness America’s wind-power potential.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why fossil fuels and nuclear power are not good long-term options for US energy
  • Why wind power is an ideal alternative
  • What the US will have to do to build its wind-power capacity to fulfill 20% of the nation’s energy needs by 2030


The Power of the Wind
How will the world meet its future energy needs? Fossil fuels, a finite resource, are growing increasingly scarce. Nuclear power presents potential serious hazards and baffling radioactive-waste storage issues. Yet wind power has none of these problems. Except when...
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About the Author

Environmental advocate Philip Warburg was president of the Conservation Law Foundation from 2003 to 2009. He’s a former staff lawyer at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC and former head of the Tel Aviv-based Israel Union for Environmental Defense.

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