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1.What makes the wind? 2.How do we make wind into energy? 3.What is good and bad about Wind Energy?
Question Date: 2007-03-28
Answer 1:

Wind is the result of a pressure difference between two areas - air flows in the direction of the lower pressure. As wind moves, it can drive a propeller such as a windmill, which can in turn be attached to an electrical loop that will generate electricity as it rotates. The advantage of wind energy is that it's basically free; the disadvantages are that it is unreliable, and windmills sometimes are bad for birds.

Answer 2:

This is a great page about wind energy made for kids

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