Trade Coal for Wind Power

Using Wind Energy instead of Coal

Fossil Fuel: Coal

Coal is a fossil fuel used for energy. (A fossil fuel is a fuel from the Earth that is formed from a fossil.) Energy that we use in our everyday lives. Lamps, TVs, Phones, even your fridge. Although it works great for these uses it can be expensive, and is taken out of the Earth. Because it is removed from Earth, it is a nonrenewable resource. A nonrefundable resource is a resource from the Earth that you can just get back.

Renewable Resource: Wind Energy

Wind energy is a great replacement for coal. It works like coal but isn't as pricey and also isn't going to be polluting the Earth more. When the wind blows the windmill it collects energy from the movement in it. Therefore it is kinetic energy.

Problems with Wind Energy

Although wind energy is a great replacement resource for coal there are some disadvantages. One is that windmills go for hundreds of dollars making them very expensive. Another is that people consume a lot of energy, making it more expensive.

One more thing is that it isn't always windy.

Historical Breakthrough

Wind turbines have been made more silent

Vocabulary

·Fossil Fuel

·Renewable Resource

·Consume

Fun Facts

·A single wind turbine can power 500 homes

·Coal was formed about 300 million years ago

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