Wind energy is together with solar energy the most popular and most talked about renewable energy source. There are many benefits of using wind energy and by this I do not mean only environmental benefits.
Using wind energy has many environmental benefits. If world would to make a switch from fossil fuels to wind energy then this would first of all mean fewer greenhouse gas emissions (greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming and climate change). Wind energy also doesn't contribute to air and water pollution and has overall very low environmental impact.
Since wind power is a renewable source of energy it cannot be depleted. Wind energy can therefore provide future energy security once fossil fuels become exhausted.
Wind energy has excellent global potential. The global wind energy potential is more than five times more than the world's current energy demand.
More wind energy (instead of sticking with fossil fuels) also means reduced need for foreign fuel import. By developing domestic wind energy sector instead of relying on expensive foreign oil we can give big boost to our economy in form of new jobs, and most of all our money stays inside our borders.
Wind energy can be developed on land as well as offshore, meaning that each country can choose wind energy option that best suits its needs.
Wind power is currently the most cost-competitive renewable energy source. In some areas wind power has already achieved cost-parity with fossil fuels. Wind turbines are also becoming bigger, more efficient and more technologically sophisticated.
The global wind power capacity continues to grow rapidly. There's no doubt whatsoever that wind energy will be a key part of our clean energy future.