Pros and Cons of Wind Energy

By Aleeya Pickard, Hannah Carter, & Katie Collett

Pros

  • Clean, free, and renewable
  • Price not subject to inflation
  • Cost predicted to decrease
  • Land used is still farmable
  • One turbine can generate enough power for 1,400 homes

Cons

  • Property value decreases
  • Adds to noise pollution
  • Danger to avian species
  • Still more expensive than fossil fuel
  • Turbines kill 20,000 to 37,000 birds a year