Running Time: 24 minutes
"Technically excellent and informative ...an effective
tool in the discussion of future energy sources."
- School Library
"**** Four stars. Highly recommended. Students will learn
a valuable lesson...that has important relevance to our energy future."
- Video Rating Guide for Libraries
- Regional Emmy Nomination
- Finalist, Hometown USA Film Festival
- Ace Nomination
Through a combination of graphics, animation, and interviews,
this video explores the potential for increased production of wind energy nationwide.
How can we use the power of the wind to provide for our energy needs? In California, wind energy
is now generating enough electricity to meet the needs of a city the size of San Francisco.
The program begins with a brief newsreel-style
look at the history of harnessing the wind, explains in simple
terms how wind turbines generate electricity, and provides a first-hand
look at several wind farms.