Wind Energy Is Good

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Why Wind Energy Is Good

  • The background on wind energy
  • Windmills have been in use since 2000 B.C. and were first developed in China and Persia.
  • Wind power is currently the fastest-growing source of electricity production in the world.
  • U.S. wind power produces as much electricity as nearly 10 nuclear power plants.
  • Wind energy was used by the Egyptians more than 5000 years ago for sailing ships on the River Nile.

Continue on The background of wind Energy

  • Wind energy preserves water resources
  • Modern wind turbines produce 15 times more electricity than the typical turbine did in 1990.
  • At times, wind energy produces as much as 25% of the electricity on the Texas power grid.
Commercially sized turbines have a capacity of up to 5 million watts. In order to convert wind energy into electricity an average wind speed of 14 mph is required.

What Social Impact Does Wind energy have on people

  • U.S. renewable energy consumption increased by 6% in 2010, with wind energy as the source of 11% of the total renewable energy consumption.

  • During the fourth quarter of 2012, Texas led the nation in new wind installations (with 1,289 megawatts), followed by California, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa.

Economic Maine

  • American wind power is a $10 billion a year industry.

  • Wind energy now powers nearly 13 million homes across the country—about 100,000 in Maine.

Why Wind Energy Is Good For The Environment

  • Our energy choices have a big impact on the air we breathe. Wind energy is 100% clean and renewable and doesn't pollute our air or water. Click on the link to read the Public Interest Research Group's 2004 report "Plagued by Pollution" regarding the health impacts of air pollution in the U.S.
  • Wind power is homegrown and the majority of its jobs are, too. Today, almost 500 American manufacturing plants build wind components and more than two-thirds of a U.S.-installed turbine’s value is produced in America.