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Is wind power green? YES side debate Environmental Impact- Nia Rebuttal to Potential Counter Arguments and Questions what does it mean to be green? The term green or environmentally friendly refers to sustainable eco friendly methods, practices, or tools that reduce, or pose little or no harm to the environment and its ecosystems. Wind power is a form of energy generated from the renewable source of wind. Wind is produced by giant convection currents in the Earth's atmosphere which are driven by heat energy from the Sun. Wind turbines can be built to capture this energy. They have huge blades on a very tall tower that are connected to a nacelle ( or housing) that have gears connected to a generator. When the wind blows its kinetic energy moves the blades which turn and power the generator. When many wind turbines are placed together it is called a wind farm. Wind power is green because it causes very minimal harm to the environment in contrast to fossil fuels. It does not contribute to global warming, acid rain, or radioactive exposure. No harmful polluting gases are emitted. To capture wind energy no land has to be disrupted in contrast to the capturing of natural gases. The process of extracting natural gases and oil through hydraulic fracturing is also known as fracking. This process causes land disruption, surface and groundwater pollution, air pollution, land subsidence, drilling mud releases, and oil spills. Wind power causes none of the above. The process of coal extraction has similar effects. It causes strip mining, mine fires, land subsidence, and acid drainage from mines, as well as air pollution from the burning of the coal. Wind power causes none of the above. - Domestic source of energy. Abundant and inexhaustible. - -Sustainable, actually a source of solar energy, - Electricity generated from the wind does not contribute to global warming and acid rain - No fuel costs - No harmful polluting gases are produced . Renewable - Jensen
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Wind power is certainly green due to the fact that is is renewable. Wind power uses wind energy which is generated by the heating and cooling of the earth each day by the sun. The sun is an inexhaustible source which makes wind power renewable. Renewable source - Renewable energy is any energy source that is naturally replenished, like that derived from solar, wind, geothermal or hydroelectric action. Energy produced from the refining of biomass is also often classified as renewable. Coal, oil or natural gas, on the other hand, are finite sources.” Benefits - Wind Power creates little to no pollution which certainly make its green. Throughout the semester, we’ve discussed how we humans cause pollution and damage our environment. However, wind energy is a perfect example of entering in the right direction since it is eco friendly and more productive - Wind is a domestic source of energy. The nation's wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible.
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