Thursday, June 15, 2023

Global Wind Day with 'Windpower' by Thomas Dolby

Happy Global Wind Day!

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.
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Every year on June 15th, Global Wind Day celebrates the power and possibilities that wind energy provides. It’s also a day for people to learn more about wind and this important type of energy.

Have you ever complained about the wind? Sometimes the wind ruins a perfectly beautiful day. Wind also causes dust and debris to fly around. Another complaint of wind is that it causes soil erosion. If it’s too strong, the wind knocks down trees and causes other types of damage. But the wind can also be a good thing. Many companies are embracing the wind as an affordable type of energy. These companies use wind turbines to generate wind energy.

According to the department of energy, wind energy provides the following benefits:
  • It is one of the most cost-effective sources of energy.
  • Wind energy is not dependent upon fossil fuels or coal, making it a clean energy source.
  • It is a sustainable source of energy that will never run out.
Wind energy also creates jobs. In the United States, wind turbine service technicians are the second fastest growing occupation. Besides the U.S., many other countries are taking advantage of these benefits. Some of the top producers of wind energy throughout the world include China, Germany, India, Spain, United Kingdom, and Brazil.
This is a good day for me to observe, since I'm an environmentalist who supports renewable energy. I could post much more, but I conserve my resources, so I'll save them for future posts — that is, if I'm not being a paleontologist by celebrating National Megalodon Day instead.

I close with a live performance of a song I first featured eleven years ago, Thomas Dolby - Windpower (Live).

Music video by Thomas Dolby performing Windpower (Live) (2009 Digital Remaster)
Note the video of windmills playing in the background and the electric fan Dolby holds while singing, important details supporting the song.


  1. Interesting that wind power was being used so long ago, mostly in the Middle East. After the world stops using oil, they may well go back to using what their own ancestors pioneered.

    1. I agree. I found the depth of scholarship on the history of wind power outside of sailing to be impressive. It's information I can use in my lectures.

    2. Thanks for including this entry in Link round-up for 18 June 2023 and welcome to all of your readers who came here from that link. Thanks for stopping by!