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Powering the Future
AUGUST 2005
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Farms of the Future
Photograph by Sarah Leen

Like giant pinwheels, turbines spin at the Middelgrunden Wind Park off Copenhagen, Denmark. Wind generates about 20 percent of Denmark's electricity, and the nation is a leader in turbine technology. Other European countries, including Spain and Germany, are also wild about wind, making it one of the fastest growing energy sectors. By contrast, wind produces less than one percent of U.S. energy, though the American landscape holds vast wind potential. It's a difference of attitudes, says energy scientist Dan Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley. "Effectively, we don't have an energy policy. The lack of a consistent, clear message means you always vote the status quo. We're not recognizing the value of diversity."
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Late day, near sunset
Lighting Techniques: Available light

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