ENVIRONMENT: Using the wind's power
Fossil fuels provide the majority of the electricity produced in the Philippines. Actually, between 70% and 90% of it comes from the importation of oil and coal at different prices from other countries.
ENVIRONMENT:  Using the wind's power

"The price of fossil fuels will continue to rise as a result of declining supply and increasing demand, which will drive up the cost of electricity." Utilizing the current renewable energy supplies to protect us from the price instability of fossil fuels is the wisest course of action, according to Attorney. The Philippines' director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on climate change is Angela Consuelo "Gia" Ibay.


The WWF claims that the nation's ongoing reliance on imported fuel is a factor in the high rate of electricity use in the nation today.


Therefore, the WWF supports clean and renewable energy sources. The Philippines lacks substantial fossil fuel deposits, therefore its competitive advantages are limited to geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar energy.

Wind energy is one renewable energy source that the nation has to focus on. Princess Catherine Pabellano wrote for billionbricks.org that "wind energy in the Philippines offers a clean, abundant, and economically viable solution for reducing reliance on fossil fuels and driving sustainable development."


Pabellano asserts that the nation's location is its greatest geographic advantage for wind generation. She wrote, "The nation is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, where strong and reliable winds predominate." Because of this, the Philippines is a great place to put wind turbines, which use the kinetic energy of the wind to create power.

Its topography provides an additional geographic benefit. She said, "The topography of the nation is varied, encompassing mountains, hills, and coastal regions." 

The water bodies that encircle the nation—the South China Sea, the Philippine Sea, and the Celebes Sea—provide yet another benefit. She stated, "These bodies of water can also produce strong winds that can be used to power wind turbines."


"Countries are starting to realize which way the wind is blowing" in the developing world, according to Klaus Toepfer, the former executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). "It was once thought that only 1% of their land could be used for wind energy."

For example, Denmark currently has the greatest percentage of any country in the world—13 percent—from wind energy in terms of national energy consumption. In the country's western half, wind energy accounts for more than half of electricity generated during strong wind conditions.


According to Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, more than 70 nations are currently working on wind resource development. "In the book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse," he wrote in the chapter "Harnessing Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy," that "between 2000 and 2010 world wind electric generating capacity increased at a frenetic pace from 17,000 megawatts to nearly 200,000 megawatts."

People are starting to realize that wind energy "is one of the most promising new energy sources" and that it can replace electricity produced by burning fossil fuels. Converting wind energy into a useful form of energy is known as wind power. Examples of this include the usage of wind turbines for electrical power generation, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, and sails for ship propulsion.


According to Wikipedia, wind power has been used by humans for thousands of years. Sails were employed for the first time, documented in 5000 BC, to cross the Nile River. By the year 900 AD, the Persians were pumping water and grinding grain with windmills for 400 years. It's possible that windmills were invented in China before the year 1 AD.

Typically, wind turbines are grouped together in wind farms and might number from a few to one hundred units. The costs of connecting to the electrical grid, as well as the costs of operation and maintenance, can be decreased by placing multiple units on a site.



The environment is friendly to wind energy. By lowering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, wind energy can contribute to environmental protection, according to Pabellano.




Of course, there should be other sources of electricity besides wind power. In general, hydroelectricity is a great wind power complement. Nearby hydroelectric plants can momentarily stop producing water when the wind picks up, and they can quickly resume production when the wind dies down, providing a highly steady source of electricity.




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