Over the past few decades, wind turbines have become very popular in our area. They are one of the main sources of electricity in the midwest so they are pretty important. There are many pros and cons to using wind turbines for energy, so are they really worth it, or not?
One good things about using wind turbines is that they do not require a lot of money to operate. They are also a renewable source of energy, since we will forever have wind. Another advantage of wind turbines is that they do not requrie a lot of land space. Then, farmers can still work around them, and they don't lose much ground. The wind turbine field also created an abunance of new jobs. People were hired to build, and work on, these things, and that helps out our economy and lowers unemployment rates.
Although there are many good things about wind energy, there are also some bad. One con is that the wind does not blow all the time, so the turbines cannot be making energy to their full potential. They are then sitting there at an idle, which is a waste of time, money, and resources. Another bad thing about them is that they cost a lot of money to build. Generally, it costs between 2 and 4 million to build one wind turbine. This is not worth it when each one only lasts about 20 years. Then, they are thrown in what is basically a graveyard with all the old parts that can't be used anymore. These turbines also cannot handle extreme weather due to them being built light so that the wind can move them. They also cause sight and sound pollution, because they are not the most visually appealing, and they are noisy.
In my opinion, there are better ways to make renwable energy than using wing turbines. Hydroelectric dams are a more effective way, because the water is not going to stop flowing. We also wouldn't need to make as much electricity if people didn't keep getting these electric cars, which are just as bad for the environment than a gas vehicle.
Do you think Wind Turbines are effective?
Why or Why Not?
What do you think is the best way to make energy?