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Power from the Wind

Synopsis
Considers how wind energy was used in the past to perform a range of tasks, from draining the land to grinding corn and sugar cane. With the invention of the steam engine during the Industrial Revolution the importance of windmills declined. Today, however, there is renewed interest in wind power to produce electricity. Looks at recent developments of wind turbines or aerogenerators and at the role they can play in small island communities and in complex industrial societies. Three wind parks are planned for sites in Wales, Cornwall and the Pennines. Examines the environmental considerations that would accompany large-scale development of wind parks and looks at investigations into building them off-shore.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1989
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Sale
Uses
Secondary school science courses; undergraduate environment science courses as an exercise in media and propaganda.*
Subjects
Environmental science; Technology
Keywords
electricity supply; power generation; wind power

Credits

Contributor
David Bellamy; Ewan McPhee

Distributor

Name

Central Electricity Generating Board Film & Video Library

Notes
Videos used to be distributed by Viscom, which closed down in June 1993.

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