WIND ENERGY, NO

By, Mikaela Lindell and Madelyn Yurecko

Background Information

  • Egypt used Wind Turbines first to power boats.
  • China also used them to pump water.
  • James Blyth made the first one to produce Energy.
  • The average wind turbine weighs 80,000 lbs.

Social Impact


  • Wind Farms take up a lot of space.
  • Wind turbines are VERY loud.
  • Interfere with radio signals.
  • UGLY!


Economic Impact

  • Very expensive up front.
  • In 2012 it cost 1.3 to 2.2 million dollars to own a farm.
  • Wind Industry is a 10 billion a year industry.

Environmental Impact

  • Wind turbines cause the temperature to rise, increasing the chances of global warming.
  • NO WIND= NO WIND ENERGY!
  • 20,000 birds and bats die each year because they run into wind turbines.
  • Weather, location, and season all factor amounts of wind.