Wind energy should be a major component of plans to fight global warming because it's natural and renewable. There aren't waste products or by-products. It doesn't require more effort than is gained in the end. It's free and available all over the world. Money could be spent well on research to maximize its benefits.
Wind energy produces no CO2 or pollution of any kind during operation. It is suitable for installation in many places, including offshore locations. These advantages mean it should certainly be a part of fighting global warming. Wind energy will not do the whole job itself, since the wind is variable and limited. But a combination of techniques will be needed to produce energy, without causing global warming. The energy sources used should certainly include wind, as well as others, like solar and nuclear.
The production of electrical energy from wind turbines is versatile, clean, and creates jobs. Wind turbines may be any size; ranging from a small household unit to an enormous turbine in a field. The pollution created by manufacturing and installing turbines is a small fraction of that emitted by coal plants in a day. Using turbines create jobs in: manufacturing, maintenance, advertising, and other related fields.
Several countries across the globe have utilized this energy source. China, Germany, and the United States possess enough wind power to utilize this technology, in order to support major cities. If this technological innovation continues to be studied, we could have an excellent means of energy to substitute the old brazen ways which harm or ecosystem.
Wind energy, as well as hydro electric energy and solar energy are all renewable energy sources that also produce no green house gases. This makes them ideal for combating global warming and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels overall. However it's important that all 3 of these are used in conjunction and spread over large areas to ensure that they don't harm any specific piece of nature nor will the power system be damaged in a catastrophe.
Wind energy is a good way to generate power without using non-renewable resources that hurt the environment. There will always be wind, and wind is free. While wind farms probably can never generate all our power, they can make a substantial contribution to our energy needs, and thus help fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions.
Wind energy is cheap and easily sustainable. It does not cause harm to the environment. It should be one of the top components for fighting global warming. Emphasis should be placed on ideas that do not cause negative effects and that are renewable. Wind is a natural phenomenon and should be expanded.
Although generating wind energy is not possible in every location, where it is possible, this form of energy should be harvested. Wind energy, as well as other types of renewable energy, such as solar and water, should be seen as a major component in our fight against global warming, and in our solutions against our energy/oil problems.
We see the wind mills around in the Midwest of the United States. They create energy and a lot of it since that part of the United States is very windy. However, the spread of this technique for energy should be spread out throughout the whole country. It is cheaper and more effective, which will help with the so-called global warming.
Wind energy is not a magic bullet, but it is an important component of the solution. Wind arrays are quiet, non-polluting, and to some, even beautiful. Located in mountainous areas, plains, or anywhere with a strong breeze, wind arrays provide a safe and environmentally responsible source of energy which, combined with solar and other sources, can help reduce fossil fuel use and slow global warming.
With energy costs soaring, pollution increasing, oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, and global warming a serious threat, private companies and governments around the world should look into renewable energy sources including wind energy. Scientists have proven that temperatures around the world are on the rise. While it can't be proven, man-made emissions are believed to be a contributing factor to this rise. Energy producing factories are one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions, believed to be a big part of global warming. Wind energy farms can produce electricity cheaply and without spewing dangerous chemicals into the environment. The government should push for their continued development.
Wind energy is a sustainable and relatively low impact power source(with respect to petroleum-based power sources such as coal and gasoline) and would work well to combat global warming. Areas of constant high winds are found in many places on earth and many of these areas are useful for little else and might be best utilized for the resource of wind energy.
Since I live in a coastal area, it is windy here almost every day and I believe it is a shame not to use this natural resource for the production energy. If wind could be harnessed and used to replace some of our use of other types of energy, it should certainly have a positive effect on global warming. Using wind energy would be much more environmentally friendly than traditional sources of power.
Although wind energy could be a major component in the fight against global warming, I'm not sure how much of an impact it will have. It is certainly worth pursuing, but I'm not sure it will be as cost-effective as it could be, or that the energy output will be sufficient. However, it is worth trying.
Using the earths wind is a great way combat global warming. If we could harness the power of wind and make it run our automobiles and homes, then less fuel is being burned and less emissions are being let into the atmosphere which reduces our carbon footprint which makes the earth a better place for all of us.
Wind farms can be sited anywhere where there is enough space. They do not use up non-renewable resources, they do not pollute the atmosphere and they do not produce any waste products. Individual wind turbines can be small enough to be placed in private gardens or on flat roofs so in remote areas there would be no need for power lines crossing miles of countryside, i.e. power can be produced in the place where it is needed.
Yes certainly wind energy should be a major component of plans to fight global warming. Scarcity of natural resources like oil, coal and natural gas is a huge problem, and we should try new alternatives sources. Wind energy is clean and renewable. With the recent advancements in technology, wind power generation is becoming more affordable and should be a big part of our push against climate change.
The power of the wind is a miraculous thing! Our ability to harness it and use it should not be taken for granted. Mother nature has given us the gift of wind. Instead of using this gift, we are destroying our Earth. Windmills have been used for ages. Why not use them now?
Wind will never be a majority supplier of the energy grid, because of reliability issues. It does not generate electricity when it is not windy. But, the more electricity that can be generated by wind power, the better. It causes almost no pollution and can be a source of revenue for landowners that put up wind turbines on their property. The more wind power, the better.
Wind energy should be part of the plan to combat global warming due to its low cost and high sustainability. Wind energy is easy to capture and maintain and causes few detriments to society. Additionally, constructing the extra infrastructure to support wind energy could create jobs thereby impacting the national economy in a positive manner. The main drawback to wind energy is the eye sore wind farms create but this visual assault pales in comparison to the benefits of wind energy.
First of all, this argument assumes that the premise of theoretical global warming is true when, in fact, Global Warming has not been proven to be a matter of fact. It is a theory. Assuming that it is in fact true, wind energy could theoretically be used to reduce the effects of global warming. However, while its benefits seem to be promising, it is still too early in its evolution to harvest the power created efficiently and cost effectively. Wind turbines cost multiple millions of dollars to build, operate, and maintain. It takes many turbines to create a sustainable effect, meaning that the costs currently outweigh the benefits.
It has been argued that, if we were to devote half of the country's open acreage to wind power, we would still only be able to provide 5% of the energy America needs to run. It would be a sheer waste of money and resources to invest in such an ineffective strategy. With all the oil reserves off our coast lines, we should be relaxing environmental restrictions that prevent us from drilling for oil. Oil is the time-tested fuel that keeps our country running.
While wind energy is promising in some ways, the fact that wind is not a reliable, predictable source of power means that backup power or energy storage will be required. Backup power sources that can be turned on-and-off is expensive, as are batteries and other forms of energy storage. A "smart grid" would help, but even if the chances of all the wind power of a country or connected region going completely down is 1-in-a-1000, a 1-in-1000 day happens every 3 years; there's no way an advanced economy can 'weather' that kind of brownout. (Pun not intended...mostly). Wind energy should not be abandoned, as it is a time-tested source of power going back 100s of years, but if a drastic reduction in greenhouse gases is to be had in the near future, nuclear power and carbon sequestration/filtering will have to be the major parts of the solution... Like them or not.
The wind typically blows hardest in spring and fall. The greatest peak demands for power are during the summer and winter. Thus wind turbines, if used as a sole power source, do not generate energy when they are needed most for heating and cooling. Wind power is also highly variable, with higher output occurring in the morning and evening, while peak demand is mid-day during working hours. This necessitates large battery arrays to store power, causing some loss of this already variable power source. While wind power can be somewhat steady in some locations, such as off shore, the infrastructure to build the windmills and then bring power in from those locations decreases its value compared to power sources built on site (geothermal, solar) that do not have power losses of up to 15% across transmission lines.