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Washington DC: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a study that suggests the use of windmills (wind turbines) to generate "green" electric energy is the cause of global warming.
Wind energy is derived from the sun's abundant radiated energy warming up planet Earth's surface and its atmosphere. Parts of the Earth are always warm, while the climate remains colder in other places. The warm air rises and the cool air moves in to replace the rising warm air. This movement of air is wind/wind energy.
Approximately 2% of the electricity used in the continental US, in the last 15 years, has been generated by windmills located on wind farms. These wind farms have been built in selected locations where steady winds prevail.
A small increase in continental temperature has been noted around these wind farms. This phenomenon is due to the wind energy being depleted as it goes through the windmill's blades, to be converted to electricity by generators. There is not enough wind remaining to cool the Earth's surface. Therefore continental warming occurs around these wind farms and achievement of thermal equilibrium spreads the warming evenly.
US DOE estimates 200,000 windmills (wind turbines) located on geographically distributed wind farms are required to generate all the current and near future electrical energy needs of the US. Adding the other 98% of required windmills over the next 30 to 40 years could significantly affect continental warming.
US DOE proposes collocating 200,000 identical windmills (electric motor driven fans) rotating in the reverse direction in proximity to the various distributed wind farms to cool the surrounding area, thus negating continental warming effects. These large electric fans will be powered by a total of 400 nuclear electric generating plants. US DOE estimates that windmills will cost $5 million each and the nuclear electricity generating plants $10 billion each (2011 dollars).
The study results can be extrapolated to include the entire world's use of windmills for generating "green" electric energy and their effect on global warming. US DOE wants to present their study findings to the UN General Assembly and associated UN climate change organizations.
The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce will be examining the US DOE study results, prior to any worldwide dissemination.