Harnessing the power of wind for energy.

On February 29, I attended/helped organize a Capitol Hill briefing as part of an ongoing series titled, “Road to the New Energy Economy,” presented by Discover magazine, the National Science Foundation, and professional engineering associations ASME and IEEE.

The 2/29 event featured Wind Energy and as much as we’ve heard about wind energy and solar energy, there’s still a lot to be learned. Did you know that typically, wind power is greater in the night time? Some parts of the country are perfectly situated, geographically, to harness the power of the sun (solar energy) during daylight hours and convert wind into energy to power homes during the night. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of wind energy by watching short video clips of the Capitol Hill presenters and feel free to download their informative presentations, here.

Next up: Geothermal energy.