The Advantages of Wind Power
As the United
States and the rest of the world seeks
alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear
energy, one of the most basic and oldest
types of energy, wind power, is
coming into play once again.
Wind energy is a great renewable
resource. The technologies to convert
wind power into useable forms of electricity
and other energies began when the first
windmills were built hundreds of years ago
Now, the technology associated with wind energy conversion is being
researched once again to help alleviate some of the
country's energy stresses.
Although there are some strong opponents to using wind power, the many
advantages to this form of alternative
energy cannot be overlooked.
First and foremost, wind energy is clean and healthy for our
Wind is 100% natural, and
unlike other forms of energy, such as fossil
fuels or nuclear, we can use wind's power
without creating harmful byproducts that are
released into our environment.
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The power created
by the other methods is currently more efficient than
using wind, but they contribute greatly to the
greenhouse effect, and if we want a safer and
healthier environment for future generations, we need to
discontinue the use of such products.
Wind energy is very cost effective. It costs an average of 5 cents
per kilowatt-hour to produce wind energy, and this
overall price is much lower than all other forms of
Wind is something that is completely
renewable and will never run out, so it is very unlikely
that the price of this production will do anything but
get even lower.
Also, our country has the ability to produce all the energy we need
from wind within the United States, cutting the
costs associated with relying on foreign forms of
Lastly, using wind energy boosts the economy. Most of the very
best places in the country to collect wind energy are
found in very rural areas, where many people earn a
living by operating farms and ranches.
Building windmills does not use much land, and so the farms do not loose
much of this source of income, but the government or
power plants pay a rent in order to keep the windmill on
the farmer's land.
In this way, rural landowners can
benefit from wind energy and share in the profits.
The many benefits of wind energy cannot be overlooked.
researching more cost effective techniques and
convincing investors to get onboard with wind farm
projects, within the next few decades Americans could be
seeing a large number of windmills popping up all over
This will help relieve the country's energy problems while benefiting the
environment, the consumer, and the economy as well.
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