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lildebater3333
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Wind energy is the best available energy for now and in the future.

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Started: 6/5/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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lildebater3333

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Wind energy is the best available energy because it will never run out. All other energy's will either run out or are way to expensive to start up and keep running. Some other energy's are bad for the environment and will make the world a worse place than it is and will be with using fossil fuels. Also, some people are too busy with work and handling kids that they don't have time to try to make a difference in the world and change what energy sources we are using most frequently.
giuocob

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Debate Round No. 1
lildebater3333

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I can't respond to that because you didn't say anything......sorry. But I would like to say that this is a very nice website. It's set up very well.
giuocob

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Sorry, I've been cruising around in the Caribbean for the past week. I thought I'd have internet, but I didn't. So this'll just have to become a 2-round debate.

You're definitely right that coal and oil aren't going to serve us much longer. We're fast reaching the end of the earth's supply of oil. Soon we're going to have to find a different, renewable source of energy to keep us alive and driving our cars. But I don't think the predominant one will be wind energy. Ever notice that the only places that really utilize wind for electricity are small, rural villages? The reason is simple: wind energy just doesn't provide a lot of energy. Huge fields of windmills are only enough to power small towns. How many windmills do you think it would take to power a metropolis like New York?

I'm not sure what will top out as the best new energy source when oil hits the can, but I think it will probably be nuclear, at least until we run out of fuel for that too. Nuclear reactions create a HUGE amount of power, and if we ever figure out how to make a sustained fusion reaction, we'll have an endless supply of very powerful fuel.

>Wind energy is the best available energy because it will never run out.

Neither will solar, hydro, geothermal, etc.

>All other energy's will either run out or are way to expensive to start up and keep running.

Not really. It might not be too expensive to make a few hundred windmills for a rural village, but the costs of building and maintaining enough windmills to sustain the whole world (we're talking millions and millions) would be a lot. On the other hand, for example, it is very cheap to put a power plant in a dam or waterfall capable of powering a small city.

>Some other energy's are bad for the environment and will make the world a worse place than it is and will be with using fossil fuels.

I'm assuming you're referring chiefly to nuclear, which has seen a few unfortunate disasters over history. But nuclear energy is only dangerous when power plants are poorly maintained or some nutjob throws radioactive isotopes into the ocean. Today's federal regulations make another disaster like Three Mile Island extremely unlikely.

>Also, some people are too busy with work and handling kids that they don't have time to try to make a difference in the world and change what energy sources we are using most frequently.

Not me. I'm soon going into mechanical engineering, and am strongly considering heading into the field of alternate energy for a career. It really is a promising field. It's good to see that some other people are looking into this subject.
Debate Round No. 2
lildebater3333

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lildebater3333 forfeited this round.
giuocob

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Alright, that's the debate, then.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vibrodigits 8 years ago
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"another disaster like Three Mile Island"

"disaster"? IIRC, the leakage was undetectable.

Lovelock says Nuclear is Green!

The site of the Russian disaster is apparently a very Green area for the wildlife, as the most UnGreen element has been removed - Man.
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