Wind energy is clean and renewable and provides a green complement to the world’s reserves of coal, as well as oil and natural gas. Much of the world’s wind has yet to be tapped and represents a great investment opportunity. Wind energy is a source of clean, non-polluting electricity. A single, well placed 750 kW wind turbine can prevent the emission of 5000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. It is a clean, cost-effective option from an abundant, domestic resource. Like all electricity sources, wind energy has some impacts, but adding more wind to our traditional fuel mix is important to striking a healthy energy balance.
Wind energy is popular as well, according to dozens of surveys conducted in the U.S. Wind energy creates 27 percent more jobs than advanced coal technology and twenty times more jobs than natural gas combined cycle. Wind energy is a free, renewable resource, so no matter how much is used today, there will still be the same supply in the future. Wind energy is essentially a permanent type of energy. The wind will exist until the time the sun extinguishes, which is roughly another four billion years.
Wind energy is a clean source of electricity produced when specially designed wind turbines capture the wind to generate electricity. Like historical windmills, modern wind turbines generate power from the wind. Wind energy is pure, endless and a homegrown resource. Using clean, locally produced electricity makes a difference not only environmentally, but also by boosting the local economy as well. It is very abundant in many parts of the United States. Wind resources are characterized by wind power density classes, ranging from class 1 (the lowest) to class 7 (the highest).
In conclusion, wind energy is a pollution free, infinitely sustainable form of energy. It doesn’t use fuel; it doesn’t produce greenhouse gas, and it doesn’t produce toxic or radioactive waste. Wind energy is growing fast. It has been the world’s fastest growing renewable energy source for more than a decade with an average annual growth rate of over 20%. It is an economical power resource in many areas of the country. Wind is also a clean fuel; wind farms produce no air or water pollution because no fuel is burned. Wind energy is a viable option for any energy strategy. Although it is a recent addition to the energy mix in most areas, regulation of wind energy is evolving rapidly.