Wind Turbines Could Be The Future Of Energy, If People Didn't Think They Were So Aesthetically Unpleasing

Wind Turbines Could Be The Future Of Energy, If People Didn't Think They Were So Aesthetically Unpleasing

Renewable energy? I'm a big fan.


Other forms of energy are in the news lots these days. In Germany, where a couple has built a home insulated by clay and solar water heaters and panels sufficient to generate enough power for what they need to an island that is almost completely powered by solar energy and more.

What's with all the debate and intensity for something that is a good alternative for energy that can easily be transmitted to many people?

Among renewable energy technologies, wind turbines have the odd distinction of being at once the most celebrated and the most reviled. People either love wind turbines or hate them. With a passion.

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.

Located 2.8 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm is the United States' first commercial offshore wind plant. It already has five turbines that are capable of producing a total of 30 MW of power. Since May 1, 2017, the island's 2,000 electric customers receive almost all of their energy from offshore wind—and the island uses only a fraction of the power produced.

Wind power offers a significant amount of advantages, which may be one of the reasons that it is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world.

Some of the major benefits include it being cost effective. It also creates jobs (I mean someone has to do all the work to put them up and maintain them.). In fact, the U.S. wind sector employed more than 100,000 workers in 2016, and wind turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing American jobs of the decade.

Wind is a domestic source of energy. The nation's wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible.

Not only that but there are environmental advantages too. Cleaner air, cleaner water, and stopping the need for destructive resource mining or fuel transportation to a processing facility.

Of course, there still are some challenges to overcome when pursuing wind power.

Among others, turbines (themselves) might cause noise and aesthetic pollution ( although they have a relatively little impact on the environment compared to conventional power plants) concern exists over the noise produced by the turbine blades and visual impacts to the landscape.

Not only that but, turbine blades could damage local wildlife. Birds have been known to be killed by flying into the spinning blades.

At this point, you're most likely asking yourself "Ok, so why wind power?"

Simple. It is and will continue to be one of the most promising renewable energy sources.

Over the last decade, the wind industry has seen exponential growth, and wind farms are popping up all over the world. It's currently the renewable energy source that can best compete with fossil fuel power plants—in some regions around the world, the clean, safe energy it generates is already just as cheap as coal.

Chances are, we will be seeing a lot more wind turbines in the future, despite how "ugly" they are.

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Why It Is Scientifically Proven That Golden Doodles Are The Best Kind Of Dogs

No matter what color you have, they are awesome.

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2. Especially sick kids or kids with disabilities!

3. They enjoy the party life!

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5. They can help you pass the hardest levels on Candy Crush.

6. They think they are humans.

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To The First School Pony I Ever Rode, And Still Love

Although its been around 9 years since I've ridden Change, I still remember all he taught me.


Here's some background. It was my 4th birthday that started my love for horses. My parents and I lived in this house that had an acre plot of land, perfect for the best birthday parties. This birthday party, in particular, consisted of ponies.

My father rented one of those party organizations to bring a few ponies for my friends and me to ride, and that very day I said to my father, "I want to ride horses!" And the rest was history.

I started and still to this day ride at Level Green Riding School, a barn that became a second home to me at a young age. My first lesson, at the age of 6, was on this magical little pony, who now barely reaches my hips, Change. He was this fiery little pony who had some attitude but was incredibly patient with the young students.

I took my first few weeks of lessons on him and continued to on and off ride him for about two years after. Although we did little real work other than walk, trot, canter, then finally 18-inch jumping, I learned a lot from him.

So to my buddy Change,

Selena Spezio, 2009

Thank you for helping me grow my love for riding. Because of you, I have continued to pursue my passion for the sport. I have kept with it, even when I felt like a failure. There would be times when I felt horrible about a lesson, but because of you I keep with it and understand that there is always room for improvement.

Thanks to you, I understand that the horse is never to blame, but that I should reevaluate my position, attitude or technique to better my relationship with the horse I am on. The love I have for these animals stems from the small connection my young kind had with you.

I learned how to be humble. The little things we accomplished together, like my first time ever posting, where I looked like I was attached to a pole just standing up and sitting down, was a big moment, but I know it only happened because you helped me out. Image if I was on a wild pony who had an attitude and was out of control, those big moments would have come a lot harder.

The first time we jumped, oh what a joy. Although it was a small pile of poles at first, I felt free. I really saw what it was like to have a simple connection with a being.

Change, you taught me control, composure, and to have a great attitude no matter what. Those times when you were having a bad day and the first time you tried to buck me off, instead of being in fear, I just laughed and kicked you along.

You taught me the fun of this sport, and for that, I thank you with all my heart.

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