There are many benefits of using wind energy to meet our energy needs:
We live in the windiest country in Europe. The UK has 40% of Europe's wind resource, and Scotland has 25% of the UK's wind resource.
Generating electricity from wind doesn't rely on harmful or finite substances, like coal or natural gas. It doesn't pollute the air either because no emissions are produced that cause acid rain or greenhouse gases.
Onshore wind energy is one of the lowest priced renewable technologies available today. And the cost of generating electricity isn't affected by rising fossil fuel prices.
Unlike coal, oil and gas, wind is an inexhaustable resource, so it will always be available.
It doesn't make sense to rely on fossil fuels when the electricity produced on wind farms does exactly the same thing.
Wind farms are easy to take down at the end of their operational life, in contrast with the problems associated with decommissioning a nuclear power station, or a coal or gas powered plant.
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