ERIC Number: EJ919378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: 4
The Energy Answer May Be Blowing in the Wind
Bowen, Donald E., Jr.
School Business Affairs, v75 n11 p22, 24 Dec 2009
Facing diminishing budgets and increased operating costs, districts across the country must make some very difficult choices. Some districts are even at the point of having to close schools. One strategy that might help schools reduce operating costs and allow administrators to redirect those savings to salaries, facilities, and curricula is wind power. Wind power is a clean, renewable option to stabilize or reduce energy costs and is currently hard at work at many public and private institutions. However, it's not something that districts can implement quickly. A wind project may require one to three years of preliminary research and planning before construction. The author discusses how educators are considering wind power as a solution for many of the economic and environmental challenges they face.
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Management, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, School Districts, School Business Officials, Economic Climate, Financial Support, Incentives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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