Overall, wind turbines are an excellent source of energy while creating very little pollution or emissions. Like any other invention, Wind Energy Pros and Cons need to be identified and understood. The laying of the turbine foundation and the general upkeep of the wind turbines may create more pollution and emissions in the short term, but studies have shown that the amount of energy they create far outweigh any pollution or emissions created by building and maintaining them.
Pros of wind energy:
- Less emissions
- Less carbon dioxide
- Local farmers save money to continue to operate and provide local organic food
- Provides clean energy
- More natural than using fossil fuels
- Been used for decades
- Can help reduce global warming by causing less pollution
- More jobs created locally
- Doesn’t pollute water
- Can be created day and night
As you can see this list is full of many reasons why wind energy is safe and efficient. But like many inventions; there are always cons:
- Many resources and fossil fuels are used to build wind turbines
- Birds and bats may die flying into the blades
- Trees may be cut down to make room for wind turbine blades
- Wind turbines are large and normally occupy a large piece of land
- Not very attractive, especially up-close
- Don`t produce energy on a calm day
As you see, the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to wind energy. Compared with fossil fuels, wind energy is by far more earth friendly because it does not emit pollution. In addition wind powered turbines take up less space and require fewer resources in terms of land in order to harvest the kinetic energy of the wind. And unlike solar power, wind energy is created even when the sun is hidden.
Although there may be some instances of pollution from wind power farms, less fossil fuel is used during windy days and months. Fossil fuel is used infrequently to make up for the lack of high winds which can result in periods of decreased energy output otherwise. When there is no wind, solar power or fossil fuel is used to create energy. Wind farms are doing wonders to create energy, but they are not a permanent solution to our energy problem.
The reason is that wind can simply not make up for the vast amount of energy that people use on a daily basis thanks to the high energy output of fossil fuels that humans have become addicted to. Researchers need to find a reliable and consistent source of energy that is less damaging to the planet. With all the amazing technology; they have to be close.
The Wind Energy Pros and Cons are very important to our environment. It seems that wind energy is more helpful than harmful to the planet. Let’s just hope that soon the entire planet isn’t covered with those large, ugly and obtrusive wind turbines and that a better, more space friendly solution is found quickly for the natural energy dilemma.