Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2014


John Van Buren


Our energy practices have caused damage to the ecosystems of our planet. It is important that we move away from our current practices and towards more renewable and clean energy sources. Oil and coal both have incredibly harmful effects on the environment, including the emission of chemicals into the atmosphere leading to climate change and rising temperatures. Wind power may be the path that we need to take; it is a technology that has been around for thousands of years. In the recent years, technology has jumped forward in the turbine field. That being said, wind farms still face opposition from the public and from governmental departments. It is true that wind power does have some flaws, but overall it can be improved upon if research continues. We are living in the 21st century, it is time that we turn to more sustainable energy technology that will keep the environment from an irreversible degradation.