Cool Russian Eco Initiative

 - Nov 7, 2007   Updated: Mar 25 2011
The architects of Chetwood Associates are planning to build a large wind dam in Lake Lagoda in North West Russia. The dam will feature a 75-meter sail that directs incoming wind down into the turbine.

Although the company doesn't state how much electricity the wind dam can generate, the projection of new environmentally friendly buildings is a clear-cut sign of development and innovation in this arena.

Implications - As society pays more attention to our dwindling resources, environmentally focused entrepreneurs are creating innovative designs to generate energy using sustainable sources. These sources, whether they be wind, water or sunlight, require breakthrough engineering designs to create the output our energy guzzling society requires.