Physicist and long-time environmental activist John Droz has been putting on free local community (upstate N.Y. and coastal N.C.) presentations about wind power and electrical energy for some time now. He frequently gets requests to go to more distant areas, but the cost of paying his travel expenses is generally too much for the sponsoring group. The time required is also a factor.
The core of his presentation is now available at Slide Share (and embedded below).
“When looking at the presentation please remember that when I started, it was with a blank piece of paper – I wasn’t copying someone else’s ideas. I had to decide exactly what should be said, in what sequence, and in what way. Needless to say it took a lot of time – literally hundreds of hours – to get to this point.
“Another basic problem I have is that audiences (live or online) are VERY diverse. For instance some know nothing about the electrical grid, energy, and wind power, others quite a bit. Some are very anti-windpower while others are extremely pro-windpower. Etc. etc. So without a doubt some information will be too much for some people, while other material will be too little for others. Some will say there is too much covered, others: not enough.
“To my knowledge, there is no other comparable wind power presentation available to the public like this, anywhere else in the world.
“Since my purpose is to widen the number of people who get up-to-speed on this most important issue, under the proper circumstances I’ll be glad to allow a distant group to put this on for their own members. Please contact me if that is what your group would like to do.
“That said, the live presentation is still much more preferable (particularly if your group is in upstate N.Y. or eastern N. Car.), considering that it has the full commentary, considerably more slide enhancements, an extensive Q&A period at the end, etc.
“Click on the lower righthand “screen” icon of the video window to enlarge it to full screen.
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