Wind energy refers to the creation of electricity using wind or air flows that occur naturally in the atmosphere. Modern wind turbines are used to capture kinetic energy from the wind and generate electricity. Postively, wind is a clean, renewable energy source, and is one of the most cost-effective sources for electricity. On the downside, wind turbines can be noisy and unappealing aesthetically, and can sometimes adversely impact the physical environment around them. However, the long-term carbon footprint of wind turbines is far less than fossil fuel energy production. These photos illustrate advances in wind energy utilization in various locations around the US.
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