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Partners in Wind
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Posted: January 05, 2023
  • AP23004617311311 Wind Farm NE
    Wind turbines line a ridge on Stetson Mountain in Washington County, Maine. (AP/Robert F. Bukaty)


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If you started a farm, what kind would you choose? Chicken farm? Dairy farm? How about a wind farm?

Right now, states in the northeast part of the United States struggle to pay for energy. Natural gas is harder to come by. Can wind solve the problem?

Wind energy has been in use since ancient times . . . and it still hasn’t run out! It never will. That’s because God promised, “While the Earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22) That means we will have the Sun. And if we have the Sun, we’ll have wind.

Wind power works like this: Solar energy heats the Earth. Warmed air rises. Cool air rushes to take its place. That’s wind. Earth’s rotation changes the direction of wind. The planet’s landforms—mountains, valleys, and plains—channel it. Air is always moving everywhere on Earth. But some places always seem to have more wind than others. That makes them good locations to generate electricity.

Today’s turbines are better than ever at harnessing the power of wind. A single wind turbine can capture enough energy in a year to supply electricity to over 1,000 homes.

To make wind power work in the Northeast, though, states have to work together. Mainers want to build a big network of wind turbines in the northern part of the state. This will cost lots of money. Massachusetts plans to pay for almost half the project. This should bring wind power—and lower electric bills—to both Maine and Massachusetts.

Have you ever heard people disagreeing about wind power? People hold different views about this form of energy. Learn about the pros and cons of wind power here.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. — Ecclesiastes 4:9

For more about wind energy, see The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba in our Recommended Reading.