Essay on Wind - A Renewable Energy Source

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Wind - A Renewable Energy Source


Wind is called a renewable energy source because wind will continually be produced as long as the sun shines on the earth. The sun’s contribution to wind energy deals with converting air into heat or cool wind. Wind is produced by the irregular heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. On land, the warm air spreads and goes up in the sky, in the water, heavier and cooler air moves in to take the warm air’s place, thus providing local winds. This power source should be used more often in the United States for its safer standards regarding the environment and finance.

To capture this wind, turbines are used to convert the renewable resource into electricity. The energy in motion or kinetic
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Therefore, similar to the rest of the types of power, wind is not nearly perfected to utilization.

Besides the sight of windmills looks as if it is sticking out like a sore thumb, wind turbines cause animal deaths and noise pollution to plants. “Some news has been reported there are birds fatalities do to flying through the windmills” (www.awea.org). Imagine the sight when a pigeon flies through a rotating shaft made out of blades. Pretty disgusting; birds had it on them for using the bathroom and flushing their feces on top of our cars.

Wind energy is an environment friendly resource the United States should use more than fossil fuels. Do to the fact that coal and wind has the same electricity efficiency; wind should prevail because it doesn’t produce polluting gases such as carbon dioxide. Regardless of the bird fatalities, wind energy is much more animal beneficial than fossil fuels given that such power sources as coal, it is much more injurious do to the fact that it has been inhaled by many beings which causes harmful and most of the time deaths. Let’s use a cleaner source that we can depend on; wind energy.

Works Cited

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