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  Contact: Linda Lucchetti
  Phone: (925) 422-5815
  E-mail: lucchetti1@llnl.gov
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2009
NR-09-02-09

Media advisory:
Lab’s ‘Science on Saturday’ lecture:
Using the wind to power our future

WHO:

Julie Lundquist, LLNL scientist, and Bret States, Tracy High School
teacher, will present “It’s a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future.”

WHAT:

Those windmills spinning away in California's hills and mountain passes
provide clean and renewable energy to our power grids. Today, the
possibilities are even greater. As we face energy shortages and the effects
of climate change, the wind is an inexpensive, inexhaustible and
nonpolluting source that is becoming an important part of our energy
future. This lecture will explain how wind turbines convert the forces of
the atmosphere into electricity for our homes, businesses and even cars.
It will explore how much power could be collected from the wind, how
that amount compares to our demands, and how weather forecasts help
wind turbines provide even more clean, renewable and reliable energy.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
      Session 1:     9:30 a.m.
      Session 2: 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore
NOTE:

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Admission is free. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available at http://education.llnl.gov/sos/ Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL’s Science Education Program.



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