Wind power is one of the fastest growing types of power sources in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, generation from wind power increased nearly 30%. In addition, wind plants have a quicker planning horizon and they can be built more quickly than fossil-fuel plants. While the United States still utilizes other sources of energy aside from wind power technology, wind power technology has a number of outstanding benefits that other sources of energy do not offer. With the increase in use of wind power technologies, states throughout the country have the opportunity to reap these benefits.
A Renewable Source of Energy
Unlike coal and gasoline, wind power technology is renewable. This essentially means that with wind power technology, energy can be continuously produced without depleting the energy source. This also means that this energy can be used worldwide. With wind energy, nations do not need to compete for this energy source. They can reproduce it right in their own backyards. Thus, there is less competition and more cooperation on exchanging ideas on how to best make this energy source work for everyone.
When it comes to energy sources, one of the main concerns, especially in today’s tough environmental climate, is how the energy source is going to affect the air and water pollution. One of the greatest advantages of wind power technology is that its use leads to far less pollution than other sources. Wind power itself does not lead to polluted air or oceans. The only pollution that may be possibly derived from wind power technology is in the building process of wind power technologies. For instance, wind power turbines require the extraction of minerals and factories to build. However, as for the technology itself, its operation is completely clean and pollution free.
Helps the Economy
In today’s difficult economic climate, any type of beneficial infrastructure that creates jobs is worthwhile. Wind power technology is that type of infrastructure. Building and maintaining wind power technologies does an excellent job at stimulating the local and state economy. The reason behind this is that to build and maintain wind power turbines, manpower is required. However, this is not just any manpower, but manpower that is educated and able to handle the technical responsibilities that comes with the job. Hence, when communities utilize wind power technologies, jobs are created and money circulates through the local and state economies.
When it comes to choosing the right technology to implement in a certain area, it is without a doubt that wind power technology is one of the most worthwhile. With wind power technology, there is no worry about whether or not the resource is renewable, there is fares pollution, and it does an impressive job of boosting local and state economies through the creation and maintenance of long-term jobs. Therefore, when considering which technology to establish within your community, wind energy technology is the one that brings with it the positive environmental and economic impact that people need.