WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support the news you trust and the programs you love - Make your donation now
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

A Reach For Wind Energy At Higher Altitudes

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Like oil in the deepest oceans, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says new technology is making it possible to tap stronger, more consistent winds at higher altitudes.

Moniz announced Tuesday in Orlando the advancement makes way for wind energy in all 50 states.

Moniz referenced a new report that says taller wind towers already are common in Europe.

And in the United States, taller towers could expand the land area where it’s possible to generate wind energy by up to 67 percent.

“We see an enormously expanded footprint specifically here in the Southeast where there’s been this idea wind just doesn’t fit here. We see that as not correct,” Moniz says.

Wind energy is responsible for nearly 5 percent of the nation’s total electricity.

Florida is home to 15 factories manufacturing wind turbine parts and supplies. Siemens USA is based in Orlando.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor for NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other top news organizations. Her in-progress book on the Everglades is under contract with Johns ... Read Full Bio »

TOP