Friday, March 13, 2009

Air Impacts

In short term, wind energy has a positive effect on the air because it does not produce any air pollutants or greenhouse gases like other energy sources such as fossil fuel, coal, natural gas and oil. Wind power can therefore help attaint and meet the goals of Kyoto Protocol. Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement among industrialized countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions negotiated in Kyoto, Japan in December 1997. Canada is committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent of 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012. In long term, the environment impacts it can have on the air are slowing down of climate change and global warming or even completely reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

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