Wind Energy Generation Increases

Wind generated energy has been used for thousands of years. Windmills have been used for grinding grain to pumping water. The new green energy source everyone is talking about has been around longer than many civilizations. The concept lies on a large number of properly designed windmills that are able to harness the energy provided by nature. Wind is popular because it does not use nonrenewable energy resources. Fossil fuels and coal have been the main source for energy in most industrialized countries. Fossil fuels and coal are not renewable meaning once they are consumed they no longer exist. The only remnant left to show they existed is the pollution they have emitted into the environment.

Although the initial cost is expensive to build and erect windmills, depending on the size of the wind farm a power plant may be more expensive to construct. After the initial set-up, wind energy is much cheaper than burning fossil fuels or coal. Although you may think wind energy is free, wind energy still needs to be processed to produce a useable electric current for the consumer. However wind energy is still more cost effective than fossil fuels and coal and does not negatively impact the environment. Off shore wind energy farms are also feeding the increased demand for generating wind energy. Winds over the oceans are more powerful than most land winds. This allows for a wind farm to produce significantly larger amounts of energy than land based wind farms.

Over the years there has been an increase in the demand to generate wind energy. Many states are implementing laws making industries convert a certain percentage of nonrenewable energy usage to green energy. Currently many industrial plants are required to use at least 10% wind energy by 2015 and 30% wind energy by 2030. The percentage varies from state to state and deadlines vary to meet the requirements. Overall there has been a significant increase in demand for the generation of wind energy globally. It is a green energy that is renewable. This demand will lower energy costs and protect nonrenewable resources for the future.