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Photo of the Week: Blowing in the Wind

2/11/2011 11:31:25 PM

Tags: photo of the week, CU photos, wind energy, alternative energy, wind power, Brenna Long

Photo of the Week Blowing in the WindWith the blue sky as a backdrop, these wind turbines whirl in the wind to create energy — renewable energy. That renewable energy could be powering the very computer you are on right now.

Just in the last few years, and even recently, the push for alternative energy has sparked change around the world. Clean Energy Investments Soar to New Record talks about the rising funds, more than $240 billion in 2010 alone, that went into clean energy.

Another aspect of wind energy that has changed is the job market. A few years ago, not that many people would have thought to go to school to operate wind turbines. Now my very own brother is at school for exactly that. So to me, those big white blades spinning in the air don’t just remind me of the clean energy expansion but also of my brother.

If you want to learn more about wind energy, check out New and Improved Wind Power.

Thank you CU photographer beercandy for submitting your photo this week. Check out beercandy’s My Gallery to a wide array of photos, from up-close nature to vast landscapes.

Keep submitting your photos every week to the CU photo-sharing site. Each week the Photo of the Week is taken from that week’s submissions. You have to submit every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!

Take a look at other galleries on the CU Photo-Sharing site to see what other users are posting. Then leave a comment or rate the photos. It’s fun to get feedback.



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t brandt
2/18/2011 7:45:05 AM
When the oil and coal run out, we'll be forced into using alternatives. But it's not all that simple. We'll also be forced to make significant changes in lifestyle and energy use habits. Consider this before you get too enthusiastic: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/13/the-futility-of-wind-power/

t brandt
2/18/2011 7:44:41 AM
When the oil and coal run out, we'll be forced into using alternatives. But it's not all that simple. We'll also be forced to make significant changes in lifestyle and energy use habits. Consider this before you get too enthusiastic: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/13/the-futility-of-wind-power/







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