Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Environmental Science and Policy
renewable energy, wind power, carbon reduction, green
The purpose of this study was to determine the net CO2 reduction benefit that can be achieved by using wind instead of coal power. Coal power has a significantly higher rate of CO2 emissions than wind generation, but wind power generation has a significant amount of embodied energy. The goal of this study is to determine the net carbon reduction benefit that can be achieved using wind power after accounting for factors such as embodied energy in materials and construction.
Del Dotto, Darren, "Net CO2 Reduction Analysis for A Wind Farm" (2012). Honors Theses. 926.