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Wind energy as an alternative to fossil fuel

by DrPrem Jagyasi

With the development happening world over, all the nations face ever-increasing energy demands. To fulfill the energy demands, there is no other better way than wind energy. Unlike fossil fuels, wind energy is a clean and environmental friendly way to produce power. Following are some points that justify wind power’s position over fossil fuels. Have a look:

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Renewable energy:

Wind power is a renewable source of energy. It can be produced repeatedly and in huge proportion, as wind is available in plenty. It is a clean, environment friendly way to fulfill the energy demands. Unlike fossil fuels, it does not release harmful gas emissions during the production process. It conserves environment and this is why wind energy is widely used by numerous developing and developed nations to cater their energy needs.

Affordable source of energy production:

Wind energy production is the cheapest source as all it requires is the initial cost to set up. It needs a piece of land and the wind turbines to be installed. The land on which the windmills are installed can be used for other purposes also like agricultural production. It is a cheap, steady and a reliable source of energy developing countries.

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Generates employment:

Wind energy sites are a great source of employment for the local people. Ranging from installation of wind turbines to maintain installation site has given very good opportunities of employment to the local people. Most of the turbine sites are located in hilly or coastal areas, which employ local gentry for the maintenance purposes.

Reduce fossil fuel consumption:

Using wind energy can help nations to become independent of the fossil fuel, oil, and gas [products usage for the energy production. These products undoubtedly are good sources of energy production but the amount of harm that they cause to the environment cannot be ignored. They cause global warming and many other harmful effects that make the environment not so good for human beings to live in. However, wind energy production is a process that is least harmful for the environment. It produces large amounts of energy and power without harming the environment in anyway.

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Wind energy is reliable and efficient:

Wind energy plants are highly efficient as they work almost all the time whenever the wind blows. The wind turbines are able to generate power 99% of the time, which is in contrast to many other power plants that work for a specified period. Moreover, wind energy plants are the only ones that need minimal care and maintenance and have low operating costs.