Sea level has risen 3.8 centimeters (cm) since President Obama took office. #ThanksObama. That’s one and a half inches in just over 7 years. Although the trend is accelerating, if sea level rise just continued at it’s present rate, it would be a foot higher in 2100. Most experts think it’s more like 2-3 feet higher given development trends. There are measures that we’ll have to take before the end of the century to prevent it from rising much further. That’s one reason why we’ve installed lots of clean energy power plants like wind turbines and solar farms. That effort has led to a rapid decrease in costs, making clean energy less expensive than electric power generated from fossil fuel burning plants. We’ve always known that one day clean energy would cost less than fossil fuels, and it’s happening right now, before our eyes. In some places it happened a while ago. We don’t have to worry about running out of fossil fuels anymore. Enough clean energy is available every day to power the planet. All we have to do as individuals, is make an effort to use it, and save money in the process.
It costs a lot to turn on that last power plant each day to meet demand, and you are that demand. On top of this, renewable energy is delivered on Mother Nature’s schedule, not yours. Wind is often cranking at night, and solar is on when it’s sunny, but there are gaps in between. It’s complex, but with new information technology, you can make an informed decision about whether you need to use power during the time period when that last natural-gas-peaker plant needs to turn on to meet your needs. You have options, and saving money using clean energy is one of them.
The Wind Number is a patent pending method of reducing energy costs by using more clean energy and less fossil fuels. The Wind Number is the ratio of power coming from wind over fossil fuels. Your Home’s Wind Number is dependent on the time of day when you draw power from the electric grid. All of the smart home technologies like solar, wifi-enabled thermostats and smart devices, LED lighting, and electric vehicles have the potential to decrease your home’s energy consumption during peak hours. People don’t go to the gas station to fuel their electric vehicle, but can take clean energy a step further by charging their car when mother nature is meeting their energy needs with solar and wind power, rather than charging during peak hours when that last natural gas plant needs to turn on to fuel their battery. Clean energy costs less. Moreover, every home has the ability to use more clean energy by flipping the light switch, using the delay button on the appliances, turning off the HVAC fan, or anything else that reduces power consumption during those 2-3 hours a day when those last dirty power plants need to crank up to meet your demand. The messaging system associated with the Wind Number informs our Users when energy is cleaner.
Our website now shows energy consumers when energy is cleanest and costs are lowest. The Wind Number is the ratio of power coming from Wind over Fossil Fuels. Wind Numbers are highest between 11 pm and 5 am each night, and lowest between the hours of 7 and 9 am, and 5 and 9 pm. Solar power also increases the Wind Number by decreasing fossil fuel consumption during the middle of the day. Using wind power is a breeze once you see when energy is cleanest. As individuals make the switch to clean energy, it will help mitigate the rising tides associated with global warming. Using Wind Power Sabreez.