Is wind energy renewable or non-renewable?
Renewable or Non-Renewable?
- Wind energy is renewable because the wind energy is replenished and restored on a timescale.
- Wind energy is renewable because it doesn't take work and it doesn't pollute the air around us.
- Wind energy is renewable because it's used to power windmills and it helps make the world a healthier place.
An example of wind energy transforming into electricity
Percentage of wind energy used in New York and the United States
New York uses 2.6 percent of wind energy everyday.
The United States uses 15 percent of wind energy everyday.
Pros of wind energy
- It's renewable and it doesn't pollute the air.
- It can turn into electricity.
- It's not used in power plants and factories.
Cons of wind energy
- Wind energy is a fluctuating source of energy and is not suited to meet the base load energy demand unless some form of energy storage is utilized.
- Wind turbines can be a threat to wildlife.
- Wind blades can fall off and destroy nearby neighboring homes.
What the news says about wind energy in New York
- New York is drawing more and more power from wind and solar, but its renewable energy standard is set to expire at the end of the year.
- New York's first wind farm began producing and delivering electric power in 2000.
- Kit Kennedy says "This growth in wind power has taken place because of a great policy that New York has called the ‘renewable portfolio standard policy’"
Here's a video about wind energy
Energy 101 - Wind Turbines