Wind power

There many different types of power like fossil fuels, hydropower, nuclear, solar, geothermal and wind power. These are the most common.   

Wind is a clean power source wind energy doesn't pollute air or water like power plants that rely on fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gasses. Wind turbines don't produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain or green house gas.   

I am focusing on wind power. I selected wind power because I thought it was an interesting power source and that fact that it is a clean source of energy and produces no air and water pollution.

A wind turbine works the opposite way a fan works. Instead of using electricity to make wind like a fan, wind turbines uses wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades which spin a shaft which connects to a generator and makes electricity. Wind is produced by using wind generators to collect the kinetic energy of wind.

Advantages of wind power

It's a clean fuel source. It doesn't pollute the air like power plants that rely on fossil fuels like coal or natural gasses. Wind turbines don't produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain or greenhouse gasses.


Globle wind power has dubbled over the last 3 years, which counts for 2% of the worlds electricity production. It is gaining world wide popularity as a main energy source.


But wind power can't replace conventional power sources because we would still need them when the wind isn't blowing.  Some people think wind turbines are ugly and complain about the noise the machines make. The slowly rotating blades can also kill birds and bats, but not nearly as many as cars, power lines, and high-rise   do.

How will wind power help the future?

Wind power is pollution free, and in the proses of making a wind far will creat many jobs. A typical wind farm has about 100 turbines over 1,050 jobs over the life time of the project. They will help the future pollution problem as the don't creat greenhouse gasses, air or water pollution.

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By Briar Fraser

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2 years ago


2 years ago

Cool tackk Briar :)